The latest Europe’s Top 20 as of the 7/2/14This is the Top 20 for July 2nd, 2014. It was a week filled with action with many of the top teams playing. Some movement throughout. We are starting to make wins and losses more reflective in the rankings as you will see this week. For example, Swarco’s loss the Prague was a surprise and this is two of the last three games they have lost. That is the reason for the drop. Prague on the other hand have been very impressive of late and could beat anyone on a given day.
Braunschweig and Berlin looked impressive in their German league victories and deserve the two top spots. Vienna moved up finishing first in Austria. Schwabisch Hall has entered after excellent play and with a great offense been very impressive. Cologne’s loss has dropped them. They are playing inconsistently. Sweden’s Carlstad Crusaders are playing great football and it shows by the scores. Switzerland’s Basel Gladiators have moved up to 18 as they have grown stronger from week to week. The same applies to the Copenhagen Towers at 17.
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.
|Ranking||Logo||Club||Overall Record||Country||Since last week|
|1||Braunschweig New Yorker Lions||(4-1)||Germany||Beat Dresden 42-30|
|2||Berlin Adler||(5-1)||Germany||Beat Cologne 38-27 and are also improving each game. This time the offense won the day. Extremelhy versatile.|
|3||Raffeisen Vienna Vikings||(7-3)||Austria||Beat Graz 38-13 to claim first in Austria.|
|4||Prague Black Panthers||(9-4)||Czech Rep.||Beat both Swarco (40-21) and the Bobcats 35-27 on the same day! Will play Vienna in Austrian semi-finals.|
|5||Danube Dragons||(3-5)||Austria||Idle. Set to play Swarco in the Austrian semi-finals.|
|6||Thonon-les-bains Black Panthers||(10-1-1)||France||Won French Championship over Molosses 35-34 in exciting fashion for their second title in a row. Coach Legault has done a fine job.|
|7||Dresden Monarchs||(4-3)||Germany||Lost to Braunschweig 42-30 in a tough physical game.|
|8||Stuttgart Scorpions||(6-1)||Germany||Beat Franken 55-28. This offense is potent.|
|9||Swarco Raiders||(7-3)||Austria||Lost two of the past three games, this time to the Prague Black Panthers 40-21 and dropped to second in Austrian league as semi-finals loom.|
|10||Kiel Baltic Hurricanes||(5-2)||Germany||Throttled Dusseldorf in Eurobowl play 59-6 to advance to the final against Badalona.|
|11||Helsinki Roosters||(4-0)||Finland||Continue to win in Finland with a 57-38 pounding of the Butchers.|
|12||Parma Panthers||(9-2)||Italy||Playing in Italian Super Bowl this weekend against the Milano Seamen.|
|13||Schwabisch Hall Unicorns||(5-2)||Germany||Keep getting better. Have 301 yards in offense so far.|
|14||Cologne Falcons||(2-2)||Germany||Lost to Berlin Adler 38-27. They are playing hot and cold football right now.|
|15||Carlstad Crusaders||(3-1)||Sweden||Overwhelmed Krisianstad 56-35. Very solid squad. Have beaten very good competition. Have not been challenged in Sweden so far.|
|16||Tyreso Royal Crowns||(4-0)||Sweden||Continue fine play beating Limhamn 37-6.|
|17||Copenhagen Towers||(6-2)||Denmark||Totally dominating the Danish league, this time beating the Gold Diggers handily.|
|18||Basel Gladiators||(10-2)||Switzerland||Dominating Swiss league|
|19||Vukovi Belgrade||(11-2)||Serbia||They are Champions League semi-finalists and have advanced to the Serbian final against the Wild Boars. Also playing for the CEFL title against the Ljubjana Silverhawks.|
|20||Molosses D'Asneires-sur-Seine||(6-4)||France||Lost the French final by only one point to Thonon Black Panthers, 35-34. Terrific football game too|