This is the Top 20 for July 30, 2014
First, Vincent Lelard, the former Offensive Coordinator of the Vienna Vikings (Austria), showed us the 2014 Austrian season and how well football is played in Austria. The Vienna Vikings proved they are a legitimate number one going into overtime to beat the Swarco Raiders 24-17. When the game counted they found a way to win. This past weekend also saw the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions avenge last week’s loss to Berlin, by beating them 56-7. They are a formidable team. The Dresden Monarchs have not lost a game decisively this season and are dangerous for any team. They have moved up as has Kiel as they begin to get healthy. They too have moved up a spot. Berlin dropped while Swarco moved up two spots to number five. Although Stuttgart remains undefeated, they have struggled at times against weaker opponents in their own division, as they did this past weekend. Next week’s long-awaited matchup between Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall, who are right behind them in the German standings, will be a great game to watch.
Sweden’s Carlstad Crusaders are playing great football, dominating the Swedish league, and they did it again this past weekend. The Helsinki Roosters were forced to play without an import quarterback, not letting the defense much time to get off the field and it showed in the game they lost to the Senaijoki Crocodiles 45-0. The Crocodiles have entered the Top 20 with that win.
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|Ranking||Logo||Club||Overall Record||Country||Since last week|
|1||Raiffeisen Vienna Vikings||(9-3)||Austria||Won 24-17 in OT over Swarco for 3rd straight Austrian Bowl.|
|2||Braunschweig New Yorker Lions||(7-2)||Germany||Annihilated the Adler 56-7 to exact revenge for previous week's loss.|
|3||Dresden Monarchs||(6-3)||Germany||Whalloped Dusseldorf 47-6|
|4||Kiel Baltic Hurricanes||(8-3)||Germany||Idle this past week.|
|5||Swarco Raiders||(8-3)||Austria||Lost in OT in Austrian final against Vienna|
|6||Berlin Adler||(7-3)||Germany||Fell to Braunschweig in rematch 56-7. Still in GFL playoff hunt.|
|7||Stuttgart Scorpions||(9-1)||Germany||Undefeated in German league play but dodged a bullet against lowly Allgau winning 31-28|
|8||Schwabisch Hall Unicorns||(8-2)||Germany||Keep powering over opponents. This week Munich, 56-27.|
|9||Cologne Falcons||(5-3)||Germany||Looked impressive in win over Rebels, 62-19.|
|10||Prague Black Panthers||(13-6)||Czech Rep.||Won Czech league championship|
|11||Vukovi Belgrade||(15-3)||Serbia||Won CEFL championship and had an amazing 16-3 season|
|12||Carlstad Crusaders||(7-1)||Sweden||Took care of business beating Limhamn 69-7|
|13||Helsinki Roosters||(8-1)||Finland||Without a starting import QB they looked lost and fell badly to Senaijoki 45-0|
|14||Thonon-les-bains Black Panthers||(10-2-1)||France||Lost in the Champions League semi-finals to Vukovi 19-7|
|15||Basel Gladiators||(12-2)||Switzerland||Won Swiss championship|
|16||Danube Dragons||(3-5)||Austria||Lost to Swarco in Austrian semis 34-0 to end their season.|
|17||Copenhagen Towers||(6-2)||Denmark||Totally dominating the Danish league, this time beating the Gold Diggers handily.|
|18||Marburg Mercenaries||(5-2)||Germany||Beat Rhein-Neckar bandits 34-25.|
|19||Milano Seamen||(11-1)||Italy||Won Italian championship handily|
|20||Senaijoki Crocodiles||(5-0)||Finland||Beat Roosters badly 45-0|