Thursday, February 24, 2011

Soccer Power Rankings

New set of ESPN's Soccer Power Rankings came out today. Here's the new Top Ten:

#1 Barcelona - 21-1-2 - Spain (1)
#2 Real Madrid - 19-2-3 - Spain (2)
#3 Arsenal - 17-5-5 - England (2)
#4 Manchester United - 16-1-9 - England (1)
#5 FC Porto - 18-0-2 - Portugal (1)
#6 Borussia Dortmund - 17-2-4 - Germany (1)
#7 Inter Milan - 15-6-5 - Italy (3)
#8 Napoli - 16-6-4 - Italy (2)
#9 Bayern Munich - 12-5-6 - Germany (3)
#10 AC Milan - 16-3-7 - Italy (1)

Barcelona is back in the top spot this week following their 2-1 win over Athetic Bilbao on Sunday. Real Madrid meanwhile played French club Lyon to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League match so they slide back into second. Arsenal and Manchester United also flip flopped spots this week as Manchester United drew 0-0 with Marseilles and barely got by 5th-tier club Crawley Town 1-0 in FA Cup action while Arsenal drew with Leyton Orient in the first leg of their FA Cup match but beat Stoke City 1-0 to get within a point of the Premiership Lead.

Bayern Munich is back in the rankings this week after a 3-1 at 5th place Mainz in Bundesliga action and a 1-0 win at Inter Milan in Champions League play getting a goal in the 90th minute from Mario Gomez. Tottenham Hotspur drops back out following a 3-1 loss at Blackpool on Tuesday.

ESPN Power Rankings

Here's the schedule for these teams for next week, a couple big showdowns as Borussia Dortmund takes on Bayern Munich and Napoli faces off against AC Milan:

Saturday 2/26

Manchester United at Wigan Athletic, League Match, 10:00 AM EST
Borussia Dortmund at Bayern Munich, League Match, 12:30 PM EST
Barcelona at Mallorca, League Match, 2:00 PM EST
FC Porto at Olhanense, 3:15 PM EST
Real Madrid at Deportivo la Cornua, League Match, 4:00 PM EST

Sunday 2/27

Birmingham at Arsenal, League Match, Carling Cup, 11:00 AM EST
Inter Milan at Sampdoria, League Match, 2:45 PM EST

Monday 2/28

Napoli at AC Milan, League Match, 2:45 PM EST

Tuesday 3/1

Manchester United at Chelsea, League Match, 2:45 PM EST

Wednesday 3/2

Schalke 04 at Bayern Munich, German Cup, 2:30 PM ESTLeyton Orient at Arsenal, FA Cup, 2:45 PM EST
Barcelona at Valencia, League Match, 4:00 PM EST

Thursday 3/3

Malaga at Real Madrid, League Match, 4:00 PM EST

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