The World Cup is still more than two years away, but it's never too early to start thinking about the world's greatest sporting spectacle.
That's what we're doing today: daydreaming. The subject is rankings and the number is 20.
So it's easy then. This is a ranking of the top 20 teams that will play in World Cup 2014 two-plus years from now in Brazil.
To compile this list, we used three other rankings and seasoned them with the good old-fashioned smell test. If a team seemed too high or too low, we moved them. Just like that.
The rankings we used were the December edition of the (somewhat notorious) FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings, the ELO Ratings and the Soccer Power Index. You'll see them as FIFA, ELO and SPI, respectively, on each slide.