9. Pachuca still growing - (13 points)
Last season's runners up have lost two in a row and are winless in the past three games. The amazing skill from their young stars is still being developed and while they have a big future, they are still inexperienced. Diego Bounanote is also going through a period of adaptation to Mexican football -- the Argentine only arrived to Liga MX a few weeks ago.
10. Pumas UNAM let 2 points slip away...again. - (12 points)
It is now two games in a row at home where Pumas UNAM have wasted a 2-0 leads only to end at 2-2, making it four points being the difference between 10th place and a 5th or 6th place position in the league table. The way in which they dropped this week's two points against Chiapas is even more frustrating for the Pumas faithful -- a last minute free kick turned into a goal when goalkeeper Alejandro Palacios completely messed up between his posts, allowing an 89th minute equalizer.
11. Not pretty, but finally a win for Cruz Azul - (12 points)
Cruz Azul managed to defeat the reigning (struggling) champs at home 1-0 and earn an important 3 points. The win still does nothing to clean up the image of the team, but it allows to them to start building something positive in the coming weeks.
12. Different manager, same road problems for Xolos - (11 points)
Club Tijuana really impressed everyone with their 4-1 win over Santos Laguna two weeks ago at home. They went into struggling Veracruz in search for another win, but walked away with a 1-0 loss, exhibiting the same road problems that previous managers Jorge Almiron and Cesar Farias had to endure. New boss Daniel Guzman will have to work hard to fix that long standing headache.
13. Three points are a lifeline to the sinking Red Sharks of Veracruz - (11 points)
Veracruz got an important win over Xolos - their neighbors in the table and a team who on paper looks stronger. While their current position is not a huge concern, the three points gives the Red Sharks something positive in the relegation race. With Leones Negros losing to Morelia, and neither Chivas or Puebla winning in their 0-0 draw, Veracruz are the big winners this weekend among the relegation candidates.
14. Draw is not great, but not bad for Puebla - (11 points)
Puebla walked away from Guadalajara with a 0-0 draw against fellow relegation candidate Chivas. While Puebla would have loved the win over a direct rival, the draw is not the worst result for them.
15. Chivas could have really used a win - League position- (10 points)
A win against a direct relegation rival would have been the change in momentum Chivas of Guadalajara needed. They had a big chance to take the win in the second half when the referee awarded them a soft penalty, but new signing Angel Reyna had his shot saved by the Puebla 'keeper, earning heavy boos from the crowd.
16. Uninspired Leon continue downward spiral - (9 points)
Motivation is at an all time low for the reigning back-to-back champions Leon, and it continues to plummet after La Fiera took a 1-0 loss against a fellow struggling giants Cruz Azul. Things are so bad with the club that Manager Gustavo Matosas has tried to resign from his post several times, only to have his request for dismissal denied by club directors. He did come to an agreement that if the team misses the playoff, s he would step away, which seems to be the likely outcome.
17. Leones Negros still can't get the hang of first division - League position: 17th (6 points)
Leones Negros had been out of first division for 20 years before promotion, and they're doing a great job convincing us that they still don't seem to be ready to be in first division. They took yet another loss, this time to last-place Morelia.
18. Morelia finally win ... against the Liga MX newbies. (but a win is a win) - (6 points)
It only took 10 weeks to arrive, but Morelia have finally won a game, and the three points came courtesy of the aforementioned newcomers, Leones Negros. Monarcas don't care too much about that tiny, miniscule detail, however. They're happy to have finally bagged a win.