Soccer Power Rankings (02/09/16)

Soccer Power Rankings and Full Season Projections.

A quick look at the update our Power Rankings and full season projections for the top five European soccer leagues.

English Premier League

There is an unfamiliar look to this season's Premier League table. Leicester City sits atop traditional contenders with a five-point lead. Maybe it is time to start believing in Leicester. The Foxes just passed their greatest test beating Manchester City 3-1 on the road. Claudio Ranieri's team is projected to win its first Premier League title even though the club is outside the top five in the Power Rankings.

In Premier League history 13 teams have had a five-point lead after 25 games and ten of them won it. That is great news for anyone that backed Leicester at 5000/1 in the preseason.

Power Rankings

1 Man City
2 Tottenham
3 Arsenal
4 Man Utd
5 Chelsea
6 Southampton
7 Leicester
8 Everton
9 Liverpool
10 West Ham
11 Stoke
12 Crystal Palace
13 Swansea
14 West Bromwich
15 Newcastle
16 Sunderland
17 Aston Villa
18 Watford
19 Bournemouth
20 Norwich

Full Season Projections
Leicester 21.7 5.8 10.6 75.7
Man City 21.7 8.1 7.2 72.3
Arsenal 21.2 8.4 8.4 72.0
Tottenham 19.9 6.5 11.7 71.4
Man Utd 18.0 9.3 10.7 64.7
Southampton 16.0 12.0 10.0 58.0
West Ham 15.4 10.8 11.8 58.0
Everton 14.2 9.5 13.4 56.0
Liverpool 14.3 11.9 10.8 53.7
Chelsea 13.6 12.6 11.9 52.7
Stoke 14.1 14.8 9.0 51.3
Crystal Palace 13.8 16.2 7.9 49.3
Watford 12.4 17.4 8.3 45.5
West Bromwich 11.2 16.0 10.8 44.4
Swansea 10.1 16.0 11.9 42.2
Newcastle 10.0 18.4 8.6 38.6
Bournemouth 9.3 19.5 9.2 37.1
Sunderland 8.4 21.7 7.9 33.1
Norwich 8.3 22.8 6.9 31.8
Aston Villa 6.0 22.0 10.0 28.0

French La Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain has a record unbeaten streak of 34 matches. PSG has 15 straight wins across all competitions. The French champions have a monster 24 point lead at the top of the La Ligue table. There is no stopping PSG as they run away with another league title.

Power Rankings

1 Paris St.-Germain
2 Ol. Lyon
3 Ol. Marseille
4 Monaco
5 Rennes
6 St. Etienne
7 Nice
8 Lorient
9 Nantes
10 Reims
11 Bordeaux
12 Bastia
13 Montpellier
14 Caen
15 Lille
16 Guingamp
17 Toulouse
18 Angers
19 GFCO Ajaccio
20 Troyes

Full Season Projections
Paris St.-Germain 32.2 1.0 4.8 101.4
Monaco 17.9 8.2 11.9 65.6
St. Etienne 18.8 13.2 6.0 62.4
Nice 17.6 12.4 9.0 61.8
Ol. Lyon 17.2 12.1 8.7 60.3
Ol. Marseille 15.0 10.1 12.9 57.9
Rennes 13.9 10.2 13.9 55.6
Nantes 13.9 12.6 12.5 54.2
Lorient 13.3 11.9 12.7 52.6
Caen 15.5 16.6 5.9 52.4
Bordeaux 13.1 13.1 11.8 51.1
Angers 13.4 15.1 9.4 49.6
Bastia 13.6 16.9 7.5 48.3
Reims 11.7 15.3 11.0 46.1
Lille 10.0 12.7 15.3 45.3
Guingamp 11.6 16.5 9.9 44.7
Montpellier 11.6 18.5 7.9 42.7
Toulouse 8.4 17.7 11.9 37.1
GFCO Ajaccio 8.4 18.6 11.0 36.2
Troyes 2.2 26.3 9.5 16.1

German Bundesliga

The league season is more than halfway over and one thing is becoming very clear. Bayern Munich, even with the announcement of manager Pep Guardiola departure for Man City, is likely to win a record fourth straight Bundesliga title. Bayern has failed to win in just three league matches this season. An eight point advantage over second place Dortmund is expected to double by season's end.

Power Rankings

1 B. Munich
2 Dortmund
3 Leverkusen
4 M'gladbach
5 Wolfsburg
6 Hertha
7 Schalke 04
8 Stuttgart
9 Mainz 05
10 E. Frankfurt
11 Augsburg
12 Hoffenheim
13 Cologne
14 Hamburg
15 Bremen
16 Hannover
17 Ingolstadt
18 Darmstadt

Full Season Projections
B. Munich 28.8 1.7 3.5 89.9
Dortmund 22.9 5.8 5.2 73.9
Leverkusen 17.1 9.1 7.9 59.2
Hertha 16.6 9.5 7.9 57.7
M'gladbach 17.4 12 4.6 56.8
Schalke 04 15.8 12.1 6.1 53.5
Wolfsburg 13.8 11.5 8.8 50.2
Mainz 05 14.0 14.1 6 48.0
Stuttgart 12.4 16.1 5.6 42.8
Cologne 10.5 12.4 11.1 42.6
E. Frankfurt 10.5 14.9 8.6 40.1
Hamburg 10.5 15.5 8.1 39.6
Augsburg 9.5 15.2 9.4 37.9
Bremen 10.1 17.3 6.6 36.9
Ingolstadt 8.8 18 7.1 33.5
Darmstadt 7.9 18.4 7.7 31.4
Hoffenheim 6.7 16.1 11.2 31.3
Hannover 7.8 21.3 4.8 28.2

Italian Serie A

There is a Serie A title showdown set for Saturday as table-topping Napoli will host Juventus. The Azzurri have a two point lead over the reigning champions. Juve started slow but has since won 14 consecutive league games (the first time the club had accomplished that feat).

Napoli has the advantage at home and has a 67.8 percent chance to win or draw against Juventus. Nonetheless, Juve is No. 1 in the Power Rankings and still the most likely champion regardless of Saturday's outcome.

Power Rankings

1 Juventus
2 Napoli
3 Roma
4 Fiorentina
5 Lazio
6 Inter
7 Milan
8 Genoa
9 Sampdoria
10 Turin
11 Palermo
12 Sassuolo
13 Empoli
14 Verona
15 Udinese
16 Atalanta
17 Chievo
18 Bologna
19 Carpi
20 Frosinone

Full Season Projections
Juventus 22.5 7.9 7.6 75.1
Fiorentina 20.8 10.4 6.8 69.2
Roma 19.9 8.7 9.4 69.1
Napoli 19.9 10.0 8.1 67.8
Inter 20.1 10.8 7.1 67.4
Lazio 19.7 11.5 6.8 65.9
Turin 17.8 11.7 8.5 61.9
Milan 17.9 12.9 7.2 60.9
Sampdoria 17.1 12.1 8.7 60.0
Sassuolo 16.6 12.2 9.2 59.0
Palermo 16.8 13.0 8.2 58.6
Genoa 17.1 13.7 7.2 58.5
Empoli 13.1 16.4 8.5 47.8
Verona 11.6 16.5 10.0 44.8
Udinese 11.8 18.4 7.8 43.2
Chievo 10.2 19.2 8.6 39.2
Atalanta 9.1 19.2 9.7 37.0
Bologna 7.2 25.1 5.8 27.4
Carpi 6.5 25.3 6.2 25.7
Frosinone 5.9 26.7 5.4 23.1

Spanish Primera Division

Barcelona is now unbeaten in 28 games, which ties a club record. The European Champions have a three point lead at the top of La Liga. Barca has won ten consecutive matches across all competitions and has wins over second place Atletico and third place Real.

Power Rankings

1 Real Madrid
2 Barcelona
3 At. Madrid
4 Villarreal
5 FC Sevilla
6 At. Bilbao
7 Valencia
8 Real Sociedad
9 Celta Vigo
10 Malaga
11 Deportivo
12 Eibar
13 Getafe
14 Espanyol
15 Vallecano
16 Granada
17 Levante
18 Las Palmas
19 Gijon
20 Betis

Full Season Projections
Barcelona 29.5 3.4 5.1 93.6
Real Madrid 26.3 4.8 6.9 85.8
At. Madrid 25.7 6.4 6.0 83.1
Villarreal 20.4 8.3 9.3 70.5
FC Sevilla 17.7 10.5 9.8 62.9
At. Bilbao 17.8 12.2 8.1 61.5
Celta Vigo 15.9 13.9 8.2 55.9
Malaga 14.7 13.8 9.5 53.6
Eibar 14.4 14.4 9.1 52.3
Deportivo 11.7 10.1 16.2 51.3
Real Sociedad 12.7 16.2 9.2 47.3
Valencia 11.1 13.2 13.7 47.0
Getafe 12.0 17.7 8.3 44.3
Espanyol 10.9 19.7 7.4 40.1
Vallecano 10.1 19.8 8.1 38.4
Granada 9.6 20.4 8.0 36.8
Betis 8.7 20.1 9.2 35.3
Gijon 8.6 23.0 6.4 32.2
Levante 7.4 22.3 8.3 30.5
Las Palmas 7.4 22.5 8.1 30.3

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