My top 10 team rankings has proven to be extremely popular. (especially with me).So I decided to extend them and create dingoT. Every week(or month) I will post top 32 teams in Europe as well as the next 4 which are knocking on the door. (bubble 4) with a rating system similar to dingoR and dingdoNg. What’s the methodology?
It is a composite ranking of different rankings I use.(some forward looking; some historical like clubelo) Formula is dynamic; that is changes as season progresses. I hope to use dingoR one day as well but not all leagues can be rated yet.
Here we go:
And the bubble 4:
There are 3 big gaps. First is between Bayern and rest (7.4pts). Bayern is currently considered one of the best teams of all time. Then comes the game between Barca/RM duo and the group of elite teams that start with Chelsea (17.1pts). This is a very big gap indeed and shows RM and Barca are actually are much closer to Bayern than to other big teams. Last gap is between no.12 Arsenal and the rest. 9 teams that rank from 4th to 12th (5 EPL teams) are dominant but more vulnerable to join the ranks of more worldly teams below. 3 of these 9 is “new money”(Chelsea, Man City, PSG). And Man Utd is still up there for some reason I can’t explain.
So what’s the best league? I decided to use following points:
|R of 16||3|
So list looks like:
La Liga wins by tie breaker- more teams in top 32+bubble.
Let’s move on to dingoW’s:
9:30am Bayer Leverkusen vs Mainz 05: 14.1
12:30pm Southampton vs Liverpool: 74.1 (L’pool gets extra 10 points, fun to watch)
12:30pm Bayern München vs Schalke 04: 43.6
2:45pm Roma vs Internazionale: 28.0
11:00am Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid: 94.3!!!
2:45pm Milan vs Juventus: 76.0