Weekly World Soccer Power Rankings: Atletico In Second Position

Big Week Has Atletico In 2nd Place In Power Rankings

Big Week Has Atletico In 2nd Place In 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.

Here are the power rankings for the second week of April.

10. AS Roma

10. AS Roma
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10. AS Roma

10. AS Roma
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Roma won over the weekend, but they do not have enough quality games left on their schedule to make up any ground on the rest of the teams in the Weekly World Soccer Power Rankings.

9. PSG

9. PSG
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9. PSG

9. PSG
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A 0-2 loss to Chelsea and a 0-1 loss at Lyon has all the signs of a team that has won their league and has packed their bags on this season.

8. Chelsea

8. Chelsea
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8. Chelsea

8. Chelsea
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Chelsea beat fellow Weekly World Soccer Power Ranking team PSG 2-0 to overcome a 1-3 away loss in the first leg. Chelsea now find themselves in an important Champions League battle against Atletico Madrid. Any sort of result will ensure they move higher in the rankings.

7. Manchester City

7. Manchester City
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7. Manchester City

7. Manchester City
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A couple of weeks ago, Manchester City found themselves in a Carling Cup final, a FA CUP quarterfinals, a Champions League elimination round, and an EPL title favorite. However, things have quickly changed. City have now been eliminated from all three cups and find themselves second favorites to hoist the EPL trophy.

6. Liverpool

6. Liverpool
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6. Liverpool

6. Liverpool
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Liverpool continued their good run beating Manchester City 3-2 to take hold of EPL title race. Liverpool are on a tear and expect them to move even higher with results in their upcoming fixtures.

5. Juventus

5. Juventus
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5. Juventus

5. Juventus
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Juventus won in the Europa League and beat Udinese in Serie A competition. The Black and White need to be cautious, as Liverpool is gaining ground, and quickly.

4. Real Madrid

4. Real Madrid
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4. Real Madrid

4. Real Madrid
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Real Madrid made their advancement in to the Champions League semifinals a nervy one, as they lost 0-2 at Dortmund, but won on aggregate 3-2. Unlike Barcelona, Real Madrid got back to their winning ways over the weekend and beat Almeria 4-0. But with Cristiano Ronaldo out for the Copa del Rey final, things are looking dicey for Madrid's second best squad.

3. Barcelona

3. Barcelona
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3. Barcelona

3. Barcelona
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It was a horrible week for Barcelona, as they lost 1-0 to Atletico and were eliminated from the Champions League. Over the weekend, Messi and Co. were unable to get back to their winning ways and picked up their second loss of the week.

2. Atletico Madrid

2. Atletico Madrid
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2. Atletico Madrid

2. Atletico Madrid
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The big movers of the week. Atletico took their opportunities against Barcelona and Getafe, and now find themselves in a Champions League semifinals and on top of the La Liga table.

1. Bayern Munich

1. Bayern Munich
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1. Bayern Munich

1. Bayern Munich
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Bayern Munich's lead has been slipping away in recent weeks, but with a number of losses behind them, no team was able to make up ground after their 0-3 loss at home to Dortmund.

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