ESS: Europe’s Top 20 – 6/26/14

This week’s edition of Europe’s Top 20

This is the Top 20 for June 26, 2014. The week was quieter and our Top 20 reflects that.  There were very few key games played and so, very few changes.

Kiel has suffered two crippling losses in a row to Braunschweig and has dropped to 11th. Cologne has moved up even though they were idle.  The Tyreso Royal Crowns have entered at No. 14 after impressive play in Sweden where they lead the league. Switzerland’s Basel Gladiators have moved onto the list at 19 as they have grown stronger from week to week. The same applies to the Copenhagen Towers at 18.

You may not like the changes and have a different idea. Or you don’t agree at all. But let us know. Send us an email.  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 Lions(3-1)GermanyBeat Kiel 35-6
2Berlin Adler(4-1)GermanyIdle
3Swarco Raiders(7-2)AustriaBeat Graz 36-14
4Dresden Monarchs(4-2)GermanyBeat Berlin Rebels
5Raffeisen Vienna Vikings(6-3)AustriaBeat Danube 42-10
6Cologne Falcons(2-1)GermanyIdle
7Danube Dragons(3-4)AustriaLost to Vienna 42-10
8Prague Black Panthers(8-4)Czech Rep.Beat Pardubice 42-0
9Thonon-les-bains Black Panthers(10-1-1)FranceWon French semi-final
10Stuttgart Scorpions(5-1)GermanyIdle
11Kiel Baltic Hurricanes(4-2)GermanyLost to Braunschweig 35-6.
12Helsinki Roosters(3-0)FinlandIdle
14Parma Panthers(9-2)ItalyWon semi-final game
13Tyreso Royal Crowns(3-0)SwedenOpened season 3-0
15Carlstad Crusaders(2-1)SwedenBeat Orebro 42-9
16Molosses D'Asneires-sur-Seine(6-3)FranceFrench finalist
17Graz Giants(1-6)AustriaLost to Swarco 36-14
18Copenhagen Towers(5-2)DenmarkDominating Danish league
19Basel Gladiators(10-2)SwitzerlandDominating Swiss league
20Vukovi Belgrade(11-2)SerbiaChampions League semi-finalists

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.