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Weekly World Power Rankings: Barcelona Falls Further

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Weekly World Power Ranking: Barcelona Changes Spots With Real Madrid

Weekly World Power Ranking: Barcelona Changes Spots With Real Madrid
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Most purists out there would say the only way to accurately determine the world’s best team is through the Champions League or the World Club Championship. However, I can't wait for their completion and need a ranking system that produces weekly rankings based on form, injuries and past results. The next 10 pages have taken those factors into consideration.

This week saw little movement in the weekly world power rankings with the exception of Real Madrid leapfrogging over Barcelona. Barcelona’s impressive 2-0 victory over Manchester City midweek had them primed to hold the No. 2 spot in my rankings, but the weekend brought about its own challenges; Real Sociedad thumped Barca 3-1. The loss, coupled with Real Madrid’s 3-0 victory, now means Gareth Bale and crew are the leaders in La Liga and the favorites to take over the coveted No. 1 spot.

Brendan Rodgers continues to pile up points in the EPL and has Liverpool exceeding expectations. Their back-and-forth 4-3 victory over Swansea helped land the Reds on the ranking for the first time while pushing one of the London-based EPL teams out. Overall, teams from the Bundesliga, EPL, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1 made their way into the rankings with La Liga and EPL tying for the most teams.

Check back in next week for updated rankings!

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10. Chelsea

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Chelsea hold down the No. 10 spot after a narrow 1-0 victory against Everton.

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9. Liverpool

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Liverpool found their way to the weekly world power rankings for the first time this season after their 4-2 win against Swansea.

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8. PSG

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French leaders PSG have found it hard to gain ground on the rest of the competition, but their upcoming Champions League fixtures should give them a much-needed boost.

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7. Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid
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The surprise team of the year, Atletico Madrid is secure in their No. 7 ranking.

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6. AS Roma

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At the start of the season, AS Roma was battling for the top spot, but too many recent draws have caused them to fall.

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5. Juventus

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A lackluster start to the season was reason to worry, but their recent good form has the Serie A leaders sitting in fifth.

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4. Manchester City

Manchester City
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No one understands this team. They look great until a "statement" game comes their way, and then it is just the same old Manchester City.

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3. Barcelona


Barcelona's defeat this weekend to Real Sociedad resulted in them losing a spot to Real Madrid.

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2. Real Madrid

Real Madrid
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Not only did Real Madrid move into the second slot, but they did so by supplanting archival Barcelona.

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1. Bayern Munich

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Bayern is yet to lose a game in league play and all signs signal to a number of trophies.