European national basketball league rankings
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The European national basketball league rankings are the rankings for each of the different European regional and domestic basketball leagues that are eligible to participate in Europe's international continental professional club basketball competitions, such as the Euroleague and the Eurocup. FIBA Europe's top competition, the EuroChallenge, also falls under the rankings system. The rankings are decided on by Euroleague Basketball Company, which runs the Euroleague and Eurocup competitions.
Clubs from the different domestic and regional leagues are eligible to compete in Europe's three continental professional basketball competitions, the first-tier Euroleague competition, the second-tier Eurocup competition, and the third-tier competition, called the EuroChallenge. The EuroChallenge competition is run by FIBA Europe, but with the cooperation of Euroleague Basketball Company, it also works under the domestic and regional league rankings system. Generally, top ranked domestic and regional clubs compete in the Euroleague, while higher-end mid-level domestic and regional clubs compete in the Eurocup. Currently, clubs that are considered to be lower level domestic clubs compete in the EuroChallenge.
- 1 European "Big 5"
- 2 History
- 3 New ratings system criteria
- 4 Team Ranking
- 5 Euroleague B license allocation criteria
- 6 League rankings
- 7 Euroleague domestic league rankings (by country) 2000 – 2007
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
European "Big 5"
"The Big 5" national/regional leagues of current European basketball are considered to be: the Spanish ACB League, the VTB United League, the Greek Basket League, the Italian Basket League, and the Adriatic League. They are considered to be the "Big 5" domestic/regional leagues in European basketball, due to being currently considered the 5 most important leagues.
Old FIBA rankings
New ratings system criteria
Results from domestic and regional leagues, as well as the 3 international continental competitions are all used to determine the rankings. However, starting with the 2007–08 season, basketball game competition results are not all that are used to determine each league's overall rank.
Television revenues and ratings, arena attendance figures, and arena seating capacities are also used to determine the rankings of each league. The ratio distribution is based on 70 percent basketball game competition results, and 30 percent TV revenues/ratings, attendance figures, and arena capacities. It is important to note that because of this, the league rankings are not based merely on the basketball strength of each respective league. So, the rankings do not necessarily purely reflect the level of play in each league.
Arena standards and qualifications
There are also arena rules for inclusion in the continental club competitions. Starting with the 2012–13 season, to compete in the first-tier Euroleague competition as a contract club, clubs must play in arenas that seat at least 10,000 people. Non-contract Euroleague clubs must play in arenas that seat at least 5,000 people.
Also, clubs must be in good standing with FIBA Europe's club rules and regulations. This means that clubs that have been punished in court for unpaid financial obligations to players, and have refused to meet them, cannot compete in any of the three continental competitions. Also, starting with the 2015–16 season, teams that compete in the first-tier Euroleague competition are required to meet a minimum budget rule.
The clubs receive two points for a win and one point for a defeat, in games of the main stage of the Euroleague and the Eurocup. Qualifying round results are not taken into account. Clubs also receive 2 bonus points for reaching the last 16, 2 bonus points for reaching the last 8, one bonus point for reaching the last 4, and 1 bonus point for reaching the Final.
In case of tie, the club with more wins in the last three seasons will qualify above. Should a tie persist, the ranking in the last Euroleague or Eurocup season will determine the positions.
Updated after Euroleague and Eurocup round 8.
|1||1||—||FC Barcelona Regal||Spain||45||61||14||120||1|
|6||5||−1||Maccabi Tel Aviv||Israel||37||47||14||98||6|
|16||20||+4||Spartak Saint Petersburg||Russia||34||28||11||73||—|
|22||22||—||ČEZ Basketball Nymburk||Czech Republic||26||18||12||56||—|
|28||27||−1||Emporio Armani Milano||Italy||25||13||12||50||13|
Top club by period
Top-ranked clubs in each 3-year period listed by year:
Euroleague B license allocation criteria
The Euroleague B license allocation criteria is used to determine the participating teams in the Euroleague. For the 2014–15 Euroleague edition, the criteria will be this one: It should be noted that this is not a league ranking, but rather the order that Euroleague prefers to give places to clubs in Euroleague. It is however, not a ranking of the leagues.
The rankings were to be updated once every three years, starting in 2009, and took into account the results from the previous five seasons. So, the rankings were not based on a per season, or current season basis.
In 2012, Euroleague Basketball decided to update the rankings every year, and take into account the results from the previous seasons. The rankings are based on 70 percent basketball game competition results, and 30 percent TV revenues/ratings, attendance figures, and arena capacities. The allocation criteria is based in this ranking.
- Starting with the 2013-14 season, the VTB United League replaced the Russian PBL as the national domestic league of Russia.
Euroleague domestic league rankings (by country) 2000 – 2007
The Euroleague domestic league rankings (by country), from 2000–2007. These were the domestic league rankings that were based on play in the first-tier European competition, the Euroleague. These rankings were part of the old rating system, which was used from 1958–2007, and included only basketball game competition related results, as a rankings criteria.
- Euroleague.net Euroleague Commercial Assets Board approves Financial Fair play for Euroleague.
- Eurocupbasketball.com Regular Season Draw: Seeds and Procedure.
- EŭroKorbo.tk ULEB ranking
- "Club Ranking". gigabasket.org. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
- EŭroKorbo Ranking (Spanish).
- ECA Shareholders Meeting ushers in new season.
- Basketball.sport-express.ru ТРИ, ЧЕТЫРЕ, ПЯТЬ? ИЛИ ВСЕ-ТАКИ ДВА? (Russian).
- Euroleague.net 2012–13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague license allocation criteria.
- In-the-game.org Euroleague System.
- Euroleague official website
- Eurocup official website
- EuroChallenge official website
- FIBA Europe official website
- ULEB official website
- European Domestic Leagues
- European Basketball Results Rankings 1957–2007
- In-The-Game.org Domestic Rankings
- TalkBasket.net Forum
- InterBasket.net Forum