Weekly World Soccer Power Rankings: PSG Displace Chelsea

Weekly World Soccer Power Rankings

Weekly World Soccer Power Rankings
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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 Club World Cup. However, I can't wait for their completion and need a ranking system that produces weekly rankings based on form, injuries and past results.

10. AS Roma

10. AS Roma
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10. AS Roma

10. AS Roma
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Roma's 3-2 victory against Udinese over the weekend was enough to get them back on the winning track and keep them here.

9. Liverpool

9. Liverpool
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9. Liverpool

9. Liverpool
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Liverpool inched back into the conversation after an impressive 3-0 victory at Old Trafford. Liverpool's duo of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge continue to score goals by the boatloads and are sure to push for a Champions League spot next year.

8. Chelsea

8. Chelsea
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8. Chelsea

8. Chelsea
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Just when you thought Chelsea was back to their old ways, they put up a head-scratcher and lose 0-1 to Aston Villa.

7. PSG

7. PSG
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7. PSG

7. PSG
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PSG needed a key Champions League fixture to push them further up the rankings, and that is what they got with a midweek 2-1 victory over Leverkusen. This result mixed with Chelsea's alarming loss have PSG back in the seventh spot after a week-long hiatus.

6. Atletico Madrid

6. Atletico Madrid
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6. Atletico Madrid

6. Atletico Madrid
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Atletico continues to impress, and a 4-1 victory over AC Milan have them inching closer to Manchester City. With the Champions League quarterfinals draw due out shortly, it will be interesting to see who they draw and whether they can finally gain the respect they deserve.

5. Manchester City

5. Manchester City
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5. Manchester City

5. Manchester City
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Manchester City lost midweek to Barcelona but beat Hull City 2-0 over the weekend. The Citizens are in danger of falling even further after being knocked out of two competitions (FA Cup and Champions League) last week.

4. Juventus

4. Juventus
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4. Juventus

4. Juventus
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Juventus kept up their good form last week with a 1-0 victory over Genoa. But as the season progresses, it will be interesting to see if Juve can keep their spot in the top five as they will not play many more "statement" games after being bounced early from the Champions League and a weak Serie A schedule.

3. Barcelona

3. Barcelona
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3. Barcelona

3. Barcelona
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An impressive 2-1 Champions League win against Manchester City and a 7-0 trashing against Osasuna have pulled Barcelona closer to their arch rivals, but it was not enough to take over the coveted second spot.

2. Real Madrid

2. Real Madrid
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2. Real Madrid

2. Real Madrid
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Real Madrid won both of their games last week, but it is going to take a nearly flawless end to the season mixed with a number of losses from my top-ranked team if Madrid is to take over that spot.

1. Bayern Munich

1. Bayern Munich
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1. Bayern Munich

1. Bayern Munich
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Even though Bayern tied Arsenal 1-1 midweek, they still hold on to the top spot in my rankings as a result of only losing one match this season.

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