By brinkerdailey on April 1, 2014
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.
After a sloppy run of games, Roma are back in form. They won 2-0 and 2-1 over Sussuolo and Torino respectively last week.
A loss at Crystal Palace is certain to drop a team in the Weekly World Soccer Power Rankings, and that is exactly what happened to Chelsea. If you believe manager Jose Mourinho, then Chelsea's loss all but eliminated them from winning the EPL.
Can anyone prevent the Reds from scoring goals? Tottenham surrendered four over the weekend as Liverpool jumped to the top of the EPL.
Winning in Ligue 1 is like winning a third round match-up in the FA Cup. Therefore, PSG's midweek Champions League fixture at home to Chelsea is huge for the French champions if they hope to move into the top 5.
In the Manchester Derby, City beat United 3-0 at Old Trafford but tied Arsenal 1-1 over the weekend. The results moved them closer to an EPL title, but they will have to regain their early season form if they are to move up in the Weekly World Soccer Power Rankings.
Juventus has not been getting much respect this season due to their early elimination from Champions League and a down year for Serie A. That lack of respect continues as they fell a slot after a 2-1 loss at Napoli over the weekend.
Atletico beat Athletic 2-1 this weekend and in doing so retained the top spot in La Liga. Their win, mixed with other favorable results, have them the big movers of the week.
Adding insult to injury was news that Cristiano Ronaldo is playing with a tweaked knee.
We saw this move coming for weeks. Barcelona was nipping at the heels of Madrid, and their win mixed with a Madrid loss have Barca in the second slot but well away from the top.
Munich tied Hoffenhiem 3-3 and beat Hetha Berlin 3-1 last week, but their slip-up is not nearly enough to result in Barca getting any closer to the top spot.
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