Football League Rankings

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"Football League Rankings" is a list of professional football leagues in the world and their strength

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League Average SPI Stdev Best Team Worst Team
1. Barclays Premier League 72.08 10.1 Manchester City: 91.2 Nottingham Forest: 55.3
2. German Bundesliga 68.86 8.9 Bayern Munich: 92.6 VfL Bochum: 54.6
3. Spanish Primera Division 68.09 9.1 Barcelona: 88.5 Elche: 50.3
4. Italy Serie A 62.52 11.2 Napoli: 81.1 Salernitana: 46.6
5. French Ligue 1 61.40 10.4 Paris Saint-Germain: 87.3 Auxerre: 47.5
6. Dutch Eredivisie 52.76 12.8 Ajax: 80.1 Excelsior: 37.4
7. Portuguese Liga 52.30 12.8 FC Porto: 81.1 Pacos Ferreira: 37.2
8. Brasileiro Série A 51.42 10.9 Palmeiras: 70.6 Juventude: 32.3
9. Mexican Primera Division Torneo Apertura 47.17 9.3 Club América: 66.3 Atlético San Luis: 35.5
10. Russian Premier Liga 44.40 12.5 Zenit St Petersburg: 76.5 Torpedo Moskow: 25.1
11. English League Championship 43.78 6.8 Sheffield United: 56.1 Rotherham United: 32.2
12. Belgian Jupiler League 43.27 13.3 Genk: 68.3 RFC Seraing: 23.9
13. Austrian T-Mobile Bundesliga 42.96 12.1 FC Salzburg: 74.3 Cashpoint SC Rheindorf Altach: 29.6
14. Turkish Turkcell Super Lig 42.78 10.1 Fenerbahce: 66.8 Istanbulspor: 26.5
15. Major League Soccer 41.34 6.1 Philadelphia Union: 56.2 DC United: 29.5
16. Danish SAS-Ligaen 40.89 8.5 FC Copenhagen: 57.6 Lyngby: 25.5
17. Scottish Premiership 39.87 12.7 Celtic: 69.9 Kilmarnock: 26.8
18. Swiss Raiffeisen Super League 38.34 10.5 Young Boys: 64.2 Winterthur: 22.2
19. Argentina Primera Division 37.95 6.4 River Plate: 53.8 Aldosivi: 21.2
20. Japanese J League 35.53 8.4 Yokohama F. Marinos: 54.0 Jubilo Iwata: 21.8
21. Norwegian Tippeligaen 33.72 12.3 Bodo/Glimt: 59.7 FK Jerv: 16.4
22. Spanish Segunda Division 33.35 5.7 Levante: 43.9 Lugo: 24.6
23. Italy Serie B 33.26 5.9 Parma: 43.6 Cosenza: 22.0
24. French Ligue 2 33.22 6.3 Bordeaux: 44.3 Niort: 21.3
25. Greek Super League 32.58 12.8 Olympiacos: 52.5 Lamia: 15.2
26. German 2. Bundesliga 31.74 6.2 Hamburg SV: 43.5 1. FC Magdeburg: 21.1
27. Swedish Allsvenskan 28.09 11.5 Hammarby: 45.4 GIF Sundsvall: 8.1
28. English League One 23.32 7.9 Sheffield Wednesday: 39.9 Forest Green Rovers: 10.7
29. Australian A-League 20.19 6.6 Melbourne City: 36.0 Perth Glory: 9.9
30. United Soccer League 17.03 6.8 Tampa Bay Rowdies: 29.7 New York Red Bulls II: 4.0
31. South African ABSA Premier League 16.12 7.6 Mamelodi Sundowns: 41.2 Maritzburg Utd: 8.6
32. Chinese Super League 13.45 6.9 Guangzhou Evergrande: 28.2 Guizhou Renhe: 4.9
33. English League Two 10.93 3.4 Northampton Town: 19.0 Hartlepool: 5.2

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Football League Rankings uses data from the awesome Global Club Soccer Rankings by FiveThirtyEight!

How does it work?

Pretty simple! It takes the rankings of all clubs from FiveThirtyEight, groups them into what league they belong too, and calculates the average SPI (Soccer Power Index) and the standard deviation of the values!

For more information about SPI ratings and how the ratings work in general - check out FiveThirtyEight's overview here.


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