European national basketball league rankings

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European national basketball league rankings
Sport Basketball
Founded 1992
Country FIBA Europe member associations
Continent European Union Europe
TV partner(s) 52 official broadcasters
Official website ULEB.net
Euroleague.net
EurocupBasketball.com
FIBAEurope.com
FIBA Europe Cup

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 two competitions, theBasketball Champions League and the FIBA Europe Cup, also fall 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 Europe Cup. The Europe Cup 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 generally considered to be mid level clubs from big leagues, and high level clubs from small leagues, compete in the Basketball Champions League, and in the Europe Cup, although some higher level clubs from mid level domestic leagues also compete in the two FIBA competitions.

History[edit]

History of the rankings[edit]

New ratings system criteria[edit]

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.[1]

Arena standards and qualifications[edit]

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.[2] Second-tier EuroCup clubs must play in arenas that seat at least 3,000 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.[3]

Club ranking[edit]

The Club ranking is determined by the results of clubs in the EuroLeague and the EuroCup over the previous three seasons, excluding the Qualifying Rounds.

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.[4]

In case of a tie, the club with more wins in the last three seasons will rank higher. Should a tie persist, the ranking in the last EuroLeague or EuroCup season will determine the positions.

Current ranking[edit]

The top 30 clubs in the ranking are as follows:[5]

As of 15 May 2016.
Rank
2016
Rank
2015
Mvmt. Club Country 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 Points A license
rank
1 1 Disc Plain yellow dark.svg CSKA Moscow  Russia 58 61 59 178 1
2 2 Disc Plain yellow dark.svg Real Madrid  Spain 62 60 43 165 2
3 3 Disc Plain yellow dark.svg FC Barcelona  Spain 57 53 49 159 3
4 7 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +3 Fenerbahçe  Turkey 40 56 58 154 4
5 4 RedDownArrow.svg −1 Olympiacos  Greece 53 58 40 151 5
6 18 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +12 Lokomotiv Kuban  Russia 39 43 57 139
7 6 RedDownArrow.svg −1 Panathinaikos  Greece 47 45 46 138 6
8 5 RedDownArrow.svg −3 Maccabi Tel Aviv  Israel 57 47 22 126 7
9 10 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +1 Laboral Kutxa  Spain 37 37 52 126 8
10 9 RedDownArrow.svg −1 Khimki  Russia 36 50 38 124
11 12 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +1 Unics Kazan  Russia 50 39 34 123
12 17 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +5 Galatasaray  Turkey 44 32 45 121
13 19 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +6 Crvena Zvezda  Serbia 38 36 43 117
14 18 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +4 EA7 Milano  Italy 48 35 33 116 9
15 8 RedDownArrow.svg −7 Anadolu Efes  Turkey 32 45 39 116 10
16 23 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +7 Nizhny Novgorod  Russia 42 34 34 110
17 13 RedDownArrow.svg −4 Unicaja  Spain 37 34 37 108
18 15 RedDownArrow.svg −3 Valencia  Spain 45 32 29 106
19 14 RedDownArrow.svg −5 Alba Berlin  Germany 40 37 28 105
20 16 RedDownArrow.svg −4 Žalgiris Kaunas  Lithuania 33 36 33 102 11
21 28 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +7 Bayern Munich  Germany 35 28 34 97
22 41 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +19 Gran Canaria  Spain 0 51 43 94
23 21 RedDownArrow.svg −2 Banvit  Turkey 24 40 29 93
24 22 RedDownArrow.svg −2 Brose Baskets  Germany 22 29 39 90
25 44 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +19 Strasbourg  France 21 27 41 89
26 31 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +5 Pınar Karşıyaka  Turkey 23 37 27 87
27 29 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +2 Cedevita Zagreb  Croatia 24 27 34 85
28 45 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +17 CAI Zaragoza  Spain 24 22 32 78
29 20 RedDownArrow.svg −9 Beşiktaş  Turkey 32 25 14 71
30 32 Green-Up-Arrow.svg +2 Union Olimpija  Slovenia 24 23 22 69
  Indicates teams still active in this year's EuroLeague
  Indicates teams still active in this year's EuroCup

Top club by period[edit]

Top-ranked clubs in each 3-year period listed by year:[6]

Years Club Ranking
2008–2011 Spain FC Barcelona 132
2009–2012 Spain FC Barcelona 131
2010–2013 Spain FC Barcelona 144
2011–2014 Russia CSKA Moscow 164
2012–2015 Russia CSKA Moscow 178
2013–2016 Russia CSKA Moscow 178

Minimum points ranking[edit]

The minimum points ranking is calculated by adding the results of the worst performing team from each league. These points indicate the lowest possible position that any club from that country or league can occupy in the draw of the EuroLeague and the EuroCup.[7]

These are the final standings after the 2015–16 season.[citation needed]

Country/League 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 Points
Spain Spanish ACB 24 22 27 73
Turkey Turkish BSL 23 25 14 62
Israel Israeli BPL 24 12 22 58
Poland Polish PLK 19 13 23 55
Greece Greek GBL 15 23 15 53
Czech Republic Czech NBL 28 23 0 51
Russia Russian VTB 13 25 11 49
Romania Romanian Liga Națională 13 23 12 48
Lithuania Lithuanian LKL 14 21 12 47
Hungary Hungarian NB I/A 12 13 21 46
France French Pro A 14 13 12 39
Belgium Belgian BLB 12 13 13 38
European Union Adriatic League 11 13 14 38
Italy Italian Serie A 12 12 11 35
Germany German BBL 12 11 12 35
Ukraine Ukrainian SLFS 30 0 0 30
Latvia Latvian LBL 15 11 0 26
Finland Finnish Korisliiga 15 0 0 15
Bulgaria Bulgarian NLB 14 0 0 14
Estonia Estonian KML 13 0 0 13

Country ranking criteria[edit]

The rankingsare to be updated by Euroleague Basketball once every three years, starting in 2009, and take into account the results from the previous three seasons. So, the rankings are 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, as of 2007, are also based on 70 percent basketball game competition results, and 30 percent TV revenues/ratings, attendance figures, and arena capacities.[8][9]

Unofficial current country ranking[edit]

There is also an unofficial country ranking that is based solely on basketball game competition results. This system awards points values for games played and wins in European-wide basketball leagues.

Rank Country
1. Spain Spain
2. Russia Russia
3. Turkey Turkey
4. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Adriatic
5. Greece Greece
6. Germany Germany
7. Italy Italia
8. France France
9. Israel Israel
10. Lithuania Lithuania
11. Belgium Belgium
12. Ukraine Ukraine
13. Poland Poland
14. Czech Republic Czech Republic
15. Latvia Latvia
16. Romania Romania
17. Hungary Hungary
18. Finland Finland
19. Bulgaria Bulgaria
20. Estonia Estonia
21. Netherlands Netherlands

Source: [10]

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