Despite a season without any major trophies, Real Madrid still remains as the number one club in the most recent UEFA rankings released today. Rivals Barcelona, recently crowned champions of Europe, trail their rivals by seven points in mildly surprising news considering that they just capped off a treble and play in the same strong league as Real Madrid. Bayern Munich rounds off the top-3.
Per the UEFA website, here is how the rankings are determined:
- The UEFA club coefficient rankings are based on the results of all European clubs in UEFA club competition.
- The association club coefficient or country rankings take into account the results of all clubs from each association and are used to determine the number of entries an association is granted for forthcoming seasons.
- The club coefficient rankings take into account the results of each club in UEFA club competition and are used to determine a club's seeding in club competition draws.
- The coefficients - from which the rankings are formed and which are based on performances over the last five seasons - will be updated directly after each completed round of UEFA club competition matches.