European Club Rankings
I would like a relevant World Club Ranking system based off writers and analysts voting(again).
FoxSports had a World Club Ranking every two weeks for a while but then it disappeared. Well I obviously do not have votes from anyone but myself currently and will base this list solely off my opinion.
This list will only include European clubs because I have not seen enough matches from South America or MLS for that fact. This list will encompass the top ten clubs for European Club Football at the moment...
AC Milan - Uninspiring Football, This will be a long season for Rossoneri Fans.
Rangers - Played their heart out to get the draw in Champions League, but that was just to get the draw against Stuttgart.
Celtic - Missed Champions League and played badly in Europa League.
Bayer Leverkusen - Leading the Bundesliga but hard to be taken serious just yet.
Lyon - Until they can overtake Bordeaux I do not see them entering the rankings anytime soon, They have always been sub par in the Champions League which makes it hard to take them serious as a European Power.
Wolfsburg - Needs to find form fast if want to repeat as German Champions.
Valencia - Although joint top scorer in La Liga is on their team (David Villa), they tend to fade all too often, they are also in Europa League. They must dominate to impress the fact they want to be a European Power.
Liverpool - Pepe Reina said it right, you will not be able to contend with the current group of players even with Gerrard and Torres.
Atletico Madrid - Great team but got blasted by Barcelona.
Tottenham - Started well but have collapsed, should have got a penalty against Chelsea but the loss of Ledley King may prove more detrimental.
Picture - No I do not like Platini but he is the President of UEFA.
The reigning European Champions have had an undefeated start to their La Liga campaign, only trailing Real Madrid on goal difference.
They drew away against Internazionale in the Champions League having outplayed the Italians for much of the match.
Barcelona will not be moved from this perch until they drop points in either La Liga or the Champions League, neither appears likely to happen anytime soon.
Chelsea have been off to a blistering start in the Premier League having won every match so far under the leadership of Carlo Ancelotti.
Didier Drogba went down injured towards the end of the match against Tottenham which could hamper their recent form, although Ancelotti does not believe so.
Drogba has been solid for Chelsea through the years and I can't see Anelka making up for Drogba's strength up front.
He holds the ball up well for Chelsea (Picture) and with the new diamond formation, Chelsea might struggle to relieve pressure and go on the counter.
His goal against Tottenham showed pace, counter-attacking ability, and strength, who will do that for Chelsea now? Anelka? Better hope so.
Although their defense has been suspect, conceding two goals to allow Zurich to get within one goal of them. It appears that Cristiano Ronaldo, the much loved and much-hated reigning World Player of the Year will be a hit at Real Madrid.
His talent is no doubt world class. He is the joint leading scorer of La Liga with four goals. Kaka is amazing; he makes his teammates appear better than they are and has been in splendid form.
Real Madrid are off and running and will challenge Barcelona for La Liga if they can contain teams in the final third of the pitch.
Talent alone could make this team number one in Europe, but they must mesh to beat a team oriented juggernaut like Barcelona.
The Italian Champions are next on the list. They have not lost yet but need to find better form.
It wasn't until the introduction of Balotelli, that the Italians got going last week. Diego Milito was quite a signing having found net four times in Serie A already.
Lucio, a Brazilian rock in defense, was another great addition by Mourinho. Jose might be outspoken but he gets the job done. The Eto'o deal was amazing for the Italians as they netted money as well as an outright goalscorer in Eto'o.
Although I have Juventus below Inter right now, this could change quickly in the always exciting Serie A.
Manchester United at number five? I am sure to hear quite an outcry from Red Devil fans. Yes you are at five, why you may ask?
Well, you lost to Burnley, a recently promoted team. You have been uninspiring in matches as well. Arsenal should have defeated you if it weren't for a dubious penalty and an own goal by Diaby.
But results are results and you won. The Manchester City game was another cracker that probably would have been a draw, but for the officials, well I really don't know what went through their mind. Sir Alex always seems to pull out wins he never should.
All in all, they haven't been playing the best football, but have pulled out some extraordinary wins and are right there in the Premier League race.
With Sir Alex at the helm, Manchester United will always be a force.
Having gained 16 out of a possible 18 points Bordeaux leads the French Ligue 1 over rivals Lyon.
Yoann Gourcuff has been phenomenal for them having four goals and two assists in six matches. Needs big time wins to cement their place in European Football though.
They are ranked lower than Manchester United for this reason. Manchester has beaten two strong clubs in Arsenal and Manchester City, Bordeaux needs a marquee win.
They did draw against Juventus in the Champions League which is a good result but they need wins to be serious.
Although short at the back, they were reinforced with the addition of Cannavaro (although now injured) and Grosso. They possess possibly THE most underrated player in Europe in Diego.
He alone will help this club contend for the Serie A. They have not lost yet and are above Internazionale in the standings but they are not the reigning Italian champions, who are also undefeated, and thus cannot be ranked ahead of them until they prove it or Inter loses.
This is another team that has lost but that was before the addition of Arjen Robben. This team may lack some defensive quality but with such a potent attack they are going to have to hope that they can score more than they concede (which is quite possible).
The loss of Lucio is huge in my eyes. He is a solid but old defender that still captains the number one side, Brazil, in the world, and they received nothing for him. They also lost Ze Roberto and added the striker Mario Gomez, like scoring is what they needed.
These losses could prove detrimental but still a great side that will inevitably be in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Manchester City, the New Chelsea. Having only lost last weekend to Manchester United, they are off to a good start to the new campaign. The volatile Bellamy provided the heroics only to be outdone by Michael Owen.
Adebayor is possibly the most volatile player though; I will not label him a mercenary just yet but he is classless. Eboue went through worse treatment and played through to win hearts back.
Adebayor went for greener pastures and forgot he became a goal scorer for the former team. (Although I am equally displeased by Arsenal fans, those few of you who disrespect players are equally classless, and you should never be allowed in a stadium again) Besides his lack of thought, Manchester City appear to be the real deal.
Although they play no European football, it is hard to leave them out with the resilience they put up against Manchester United. They almost beat (should have drawn) the number five team in Europe. The Champions League is looming for the new big spender in Europe.
Arsenal have been playing some of the most attractive football in any European League. They have only lost to two teams ranked higher than them in the rankings.
Although they have struggled to finish matches (Manchester City and Manchester United) they are still dominating in the last third of the pitch. But Song needs to keep the game in front of them if they are to keep other teams from scoring.
The Belgian pick up from Ajax has been astounding. Vermaelen is quite possibly an absolute perfect fit for Arsenal, already their leading scorer, and who said Arsenal did not pick up a striker in the transfer window?
Arsenal need to battle through the injuries and keep in contention till they get the likes of Walcott and co back.