Power Rankings in Europe

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  1. CityInWashingtonState

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    Napoli are 11 on the list - but they're in danger of not even advancing past the group stage.

    You've pointed out a flaw in trusting the 1-10 list of oddsmaker's favorites to win the C/L - some lower ranking teams may in fact have appeared higher in a power ranking, save that their group/performance in the C/L is such, that they are facing inordinate odds against advancement.

    Napoli, in particular, are in big danger of dropping out.
     
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  3. buckshot

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    Hislop's ratings aren't just based on European competition, they're also based on domestic performance.
     
  4. CityInWashingtonState

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    Moreover, his rankings are not confined to European teams - South American squads have made his top 10 list in years past.

    The rankings are, I suppose, a just-for-fun stat, if a bit frivolous - it's highly subjective.

    And Shaka's rankings don't seem too far off of what I'd pick.

    That said, Shaka Hislop isn't an astute analyst - nor are any of the ESPNFC regulars (Craig Burley is the sharpest of the bunch though and isn't too bad at all - I rather like his analysis though it could do without the over-the-top emotional display).
     
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