Power Ranking Europe's 2013-14 League Champions

Matt CheethamCorrespondent IMay 19, 2014

Power Ranking Europe's 2013-14 League Champions

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    As the dust settles on a final weekend of domestic action, every major European league is now concluded, with champions crowned.

    Italy, France and Spain all played out final ties, following the already decided English and German leagues.

    Before attention switches to international matters, here's a look at all of those league winners, power ranked against each other.

    This list includes Europe's top 10 divisions, based on this season's UEFA coefficients, and it incorporates the strength of each league as well as these 10 respective sides.

10. Anderlecht

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    Coefficient: 10th

    Win Ratio: 63 percent

    Points Per Game: 2.2

    The Jupiler Pro League is perhaps the most complicated in Europe. Despite Standard Liege topping the end-of-season table, Anderlecht claimed their 33rd title and fourth in five years via the play-offs.

    A major collapse from Standardand latterly Club Bruggeeffectively gifted them the trophy.

    Despite their win, Anderlecht lost 11 of 40 games, with the second lowest win ratio of any of these teams.

9. Ajax

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    Coefficient: Eighth 

    Win Ratio: 59 percent

    Points Per Game: 2.1

    Ajax won the Eredivisie with just 71 points, the lowest championship-winning total since 1995 (when two points were awarded for a win).

    Despite trailing Vitesse by the halfway mark, the Dutch giants clawed their way to the top of the table, eventually winning by four points.

    Ajax officially have the poorest record on this slideshowclaiming the lowest win ratio and points per game, but sneak above Anderlecht due to slightly the harder competition.

8. CSKA Moscow

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    Coefficient: Seventh

    Win Ratio: 67 percent

    Points Per Game: 2.1

    CSKA Moscow beat Zenit Saint Petersburg to the Russian title by just a single point.

    Zenit led the table going into the penultimate round of matches before finding themselves 4-2 down at home to Dinamo Moscow. With four minutes to go, the home fans entered the pitch, eventually causing the game's abandonment.

    Dinamo were awarded a 3-0 win, meaning CSKA suddenly leapfrogged Zenit and won their final game to land the title.

7. Shakhtar Donetsk

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    Coefficient: Ninth

    Win Ratio: 75 percent

    Points Per Game: 2.3

    Mircea Lucescu extended Shakhtar Donetsk's recent dominance of Ukraine, landing a fifth straight title.

    The league was reduced to just 28 matches, following Arsenal Kiev's expulsion for bankruptcy.

    Shakhtar won 21 of their fixtures, including each of their final six, finishing six points clear of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in second place. 

6. Benfica

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    Coefficient: Fifth

    Win Ratio: 77 percent

    Points Per Game: 2.5

    Benfica erased painful memories of last season's title race, which they lost due to a 90th minute goal, by claiming their first league crown since 2010.

    Jorge Jesus' side won with two games to spare after a 2-0 win over Olhanense, finishing seven points clear of Sporting Lisbon.

    Their impressive win ratio and points per game is one of the best on this list, excluding the major European leagues.

5. Paris Saint-Germain

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    Coefficient: Sixth

    Win Ratio: 71 percent

    Points Per Game: 2.3

    PSG continued their quest to become a European powerhouse, winning Ligue 1 by a nine-point margin.

    They saw off a new challenge from Monaco, finishing with the most points (89) in their history. 

    Despite a slightly inferior win ratio and points per game, the French side stay ahead of Benfica due to a superior squad and a longer season.

4. Manchester City

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    Coefficient: Second

    Win Ratio: 71 percent

    Points Per Game: 2.3

    Manchester City recorded a second title in three years, finishing two points ahead of Liverpool.

    Manuel Pellegrini's side were top for just 15 days of the season but found form at the right time, capitalising on some surprise results during the final few games.

    A slightly more inconsistent season keeps them below the three teams to come.

3. Juventus

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    Coefficient: Fourth

    Win Ratio: 87 percent

    Points Per Game: 2.7

    Juventus stormed to a third straight Serie A crown, taking 102 points and winning 33 of 38 games. 

    That points total is a record in Italy's top division and is the second highest ever in a top league in European football. Celtic hold the record with 103 in 2002.

    Such relentless form against some strong Italian sides pushes them past other formidable teams on this list. A better European showing would rank them even higher.

2. Bayern Munich

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    Coefficient: Third

    Win Ratio: 85 percent

    Points Per Game: 2.6

    Last season's European darlings suffer a fall this year, although Bayern Munich were once again clear and distinguished Bundesliga champions.

    Under Pep Guardiola, Bayern won by 19 points, officially landing the title in March at the earliest stage in German history.

    Along with Juventus, they are the most consistent champions of any prominent league in Europe, and their two defeats came once the title was secured.

1. Atletico Madrid

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    Coefficient: First

    Win Ratio: 74 percent

    Points Per Game: 2.4

    Atletico Madrid top this list, disrupting the dominance of Real Madrid and Barcelona to claim La Liga for the first time since 1996.

    A final-day 1-1 draw away at Barcelona was enough to take the title by three points, despite a series of key injuries late in their season.

    This incredible feat in a league with two of Europe's most powerful and decorated squads, along with some impressive European form, marks Atletico as Europe's finest this year.