ESS: Europe’s TOP 20 – Week 3

via Euro Sports Scouting

This is the Top 20 for the week May 28, 2014. There are not many changes this week but some interesting ones. And if coaches wish to contribute by all means do so. Thanks to Jag Bal, defensive coordinator for the Berlin Adler. In brackets, we have added each team’s overall record including IFAF, EFAF and transcontinental play. For example, Stuttgart played the Southwestern Pirates, a U.S. college team from Texas. If you have more information, along with comments or criticism, we welcome it. Please email me at roger@eurosportsscouting.

ESS’s Top 20 requires a great deal of time and work. Scores are checked from all the leagues, and we speak with coaches regarding injuries and such. Since there is not much inter-league play it is difficult at times to decide if a team from France could beat a top team in Sweden for instance. And is it possible for a very good team from Finland to defeat a mediocre team from Germany or Austria. Much is guesswork admittedly, but I don’t think it is so far off. Please comment and discuss!

RankingLogoClubOverall RecordCountrySince last week
1Swarco Raiders 6-1
2Raffeisen Vienna Vikings 5-2AustriaIdle
3Kiel Baltic Hurricanes4-1GermanyBig win over the Rebels
4Braunschweig New Yorker Lions2-1GermanyIdle
5Dresden Monarchs2-2GermanyGreat win over the Adler
6Cologne Falcons2-1GermanyIdle
7Berlin Adler3-1GermanyLost to Dresden
8Prague Black Panthers7-4Czech Rep.Undefeated in Czech league
9Thonon-les-bains Black Panthers9-1-1FranceHave looked impressive
10Stuttgart Scorpions5-1GermanyBeat Saarland. Lead German Southern Division.
11Helsinki Roosters 2-0FinlandIdle
12Parma Panthers8-1ItalyWon in Italian league to extend lead
13Danube Dragons3-3AustriaIdle
14Calanda Broncos5-2SwitzerlandWon in Switzerland.
15Graz Giants1-5AustriaIdle
16Carlstad Crusaders2-1SwedenWon huge in Sweden
17La Courneuve Flash5-1-2FranceSecond in France
18Orebro Black Knights1-1SwedenIdle
19Vukovi Belgrade6-0SerbiaChampions League semi-finalists
20Eidsvoll 1814s3-0NorwayIdle

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.