ESS: Europe’s Top 20 – 6/18/14

Major shake-up at the top of Europe!


This is the Top 20 for June 18, 2014.

It was a wild week and the new Top 20 reflects that.  There are more changes than ever! You can read about last weekend’s action in AROUND THE CONTINENT! You may not like the changes and have a different idea. If so, send us an email!  The German teams had a strong weekend in international play. The Calanda Broncos have dropped off of the list after another loss in the Swiss league.

Also, moving forward you will be able to find the latest TOP 20 on our front page at!

If coaches wish to contribute, by all means do so. In brackets, we have added each team’s overall record, including IFAF, EFAF and transcontinental play. If you have more information, along with comments or criticism, we welcome it. Please email me at roger@eurosportsscouting.

RankingLogoClubOverall RecordCountrySince last week
1Braunschweig New Yorker Lions2-1GermanyBeat Kiel 37-0
2Berlin Adler4-1GermanyWon over Swarco 18-10
3Swarco Raiders6-2AustriaLost to the Adler 18-10
4Dresden Monarchs2-2GermanyBeat Vienna 41-35
5Raffeisen Vienna Vikings2-1AustriaLost to Dresden 41-35
6Kiel Baltic Hurricanes4-1GermanyLost to Braunschweig 37-0
7Danube Dragons3-3AustriaBeat Prague Panthers 49-45
8Cologne Falcons2-1GermanyBeat Dusseldorf 43-36
9Prague Black Panthers7-4Czech Rep.Lost to Danube 49-45
10Thonon-les-bains Black Panthers9-1-1FranceFrench no. 1 play semis this weekend
11Stuttgart Scorpions5-1GermanyBeat Rhein Neckar Bandits 49-41
12Helsinki Roosters3-0FinlandBeat TAFT 24-7 in Finland
14Parma Panthers8-2ItalyWon in Italian league to finish first
13Graz Giants1-5AustriaIdle
15Carlstad Crusaders2-1SwedenIdle
16La Courneuve Flash5-1-2FranceFrench semifinalist
17Orebro Black Knights2-1SwedenBeat Arlanda 57-0
18Elancourt Templiers7-2FranceChampions League semifinalist
19Vukovi Belgrade11-2SerbiaChampions League semi-finalists
20Eidsvoll 1814s5-0NorwayDominant in Norway

Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.