World Soccer's Top 10 Club Rankings: March 14, 2011

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World Soccer's Top 10 Club Rankings: March 14, 2011
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Due to the popularity of the slideshow format, I've decided to add it to the Top 10 Club Rankings going forward.

For those of you who routinely follow me, you can look back at previous rankings for a description of the methodology used for calculating them.

We had the first half of the second-leg Champions League last week with four teams advancing to the final eight: Barcelona, Shakhtar, Spurs and Schalke. The remaining sides will battle tomorrow and Wednesday.

Based on the UEFA club coefficients (which include last week's performance but obviously not tomorrow and Wednesday's ties), here are the top clubs in Europe (based on Champions League and Europe League performances only):

Top 10 UEFA Club Coefficients

  1. Shakhtar Donetsk
  2. Schalke 04
  3. FC Barcelona
  4. Chelsea
  5. Tottenham Hotspur
  6. Bayern Munich
  7. Real Madrid
  8. Manchester United
  9. Arsenal
  10. Valencia

On the domestic front, the top 10 domestic league clubs (after adjusting for strength of league) are:

Top 10 Domestic Clubs

  1. Barcelona
  2. Real Madrid
  3. Manchester United
  4. Borussia Dortmund
  5. Arsenal
  6. Manchester City
  7. FC Porto
  8. Chelsea
  9. Bayer 04 Leverkusen
  10. Tottenham Hotspur

Taking into account both these lists, here are my top club teams in European football heading into the week of March 14, 2011...

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