1 Cincinnati Dutch Lions
Week 2: --
Week 3: FCB, @DDL

2019: 3rd in Great Lakes
Cincinnati cruised to a 3-0 win in an exhibition match against West Virginia Alliance FC, which puts them at the top of the Central power rankings, but next up is one of the big games of Week 3 as the Dutch Lions visit the Flint City Bucks on Wednesday.
2 Des Moines Menace
Week 2: W, 2-0 GB
Week 3: --

2019: Lost Central Conf. Championship
The Menace advanced in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and then picked up a solid two-goal victory in its league opener against newcomer Green Bay Voyageurs FC.
3 Flint City Bucks
Week 2: --
Week 3: @CDL, WVA

2019: 4th in Great Lakes
The Bucks haven’t seen league action yet, but their performances in preseason against Detroit City FC and the Michigan Milk Cup have certainly turned some heads.
4 Chicago FC United
Week 2: --
Week 3: WVA

2019: Lost in National Semifinals
Chicago FC is projected to be a that could apply some pressure to the Bucks in the Great Lakes division after making the jump from the Heartland.
5 Kaw Valley FC
Week 2: --
Week 3: @STL

2019: 3rd in Heartland
A team that sat just outside the playoff bubble last year but looks to come back stronger without Chicago in the division, Kaw Valley kicks off its season on Saturday night against the St. Louis Lions.