This is the Top 20 for August 14, 2014.Seasons are winding down and many countries have finished. Nevertheless, the rankings are affected every week. This week, the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions proved that they are the class of the German league beating the Cologne Falcons soundly 49-13. They deserve to be number one in Europe. They are simply playing another level of football right now. Cologne has fallen in the rankings. The Schwabisch Hall Unicorns have also stepped up their game and are on the verge of cracking the top five.
Likewise in Sweden, the Carlstad Crusaders are in a class of their own and have now moved up a spot. In the United Kingdom, the London Warriors have been playing outstanding football and are far and away the best team in the league. They have allowed only 19 points against in eight games while scoring 454.
We welcome your opinions and suggestions. 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.
|Ranking||Logo||Club||Overall Record||Country||Since last week|
|1||Braunschweig New Yorker Lions||(9-2)||Germany||Totally dominant in Germany. Trounced Cologne 49-13|
|2||Raffeisen Vienna Vikings||(9-3)||Austria||Season is over after capturing Austrian title|
|3||Kiel Baltic Hurricanes||(9-3)||Germany||Idle this week.|
|4||Dresden Monarchs||(6-4)||Germany||Idle this week.|
|5||Swarco Raiders||(8-3)||Austria||Lost but could have won in Austrian final against Vienna|
|6||Schwabisch Hall Unicorns||(10-2)||Germany||Thumped Rhein-Neckar Bandits 56-22 and have scored 555 points in Germany this year.|
|7||Berlin Adler||(7-4)||Germany||Idle this week.|
|8||Prague Black Panthers||(13-6)||Czech Rep.||Won Czech league championship|
|9||Stuttgart Scorpions||(10-2)||Germany||Barely scraped by Munich 21-20|
|10||Vukovi Belgrade||(16-3)||Serbia||Won CEFL championship and had an amazing 16-3 season|
|11||Carlstad Crusaders||(8-1)||Sweden||Embarrassed Arlanda 76-0. In a class of their own in Sweden|
|12||Cologne Falcons||(6-4)||Germany||Trounced by the New Yorker Lions 49-13|
|13||Helsinki Roosters||(10-1)||Finland||Got a scare but finally beat the Helsinki 69ers 31-25|
|14||Marburg Mercenaries||(5-2)||Germany||Beat Saarland Hurricanes 21-12|
|15||Danube Dragons||(3-5)||Austria||Lost to Swarco in Austrian semis 34-0 to end their season.|
|16||Thonon-les-bains Black Panthers||(10-2-1)||France||Lost in the Champions League semi-finals to Vukovi 19-7|
|17||Basel Gladiators||(12-2)||Switzerland||Won Swiss championship|
|18||Copenhagen Towers||(7-2)||Denmark||Undefeated in Denmark, winning this week against Amager 31-6|
|19||Milano Seamen||(11-1)||Italy||Won Italian championship handily|
|20||London Warriors||(8-2)||UK||Class of football in UK. No other team close.|