European national basketball league rankings
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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 of the rankings
New ratings system criteria
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.
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. 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.
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 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.
The top 30 clubs in the ranking are as follows:
- As of 15 May 2016.
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Top club by period
Top-ranked clubs in each 3-year period listed by year:
Minimum points ranking
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.
These are the final standings after the 2015–16 season.
|Romanian Liga Națională||13||23||12||48|
|Hungarian NB I/A||12||13||21||46|
|French Pro A||14||13||12||39|
|Italian Serie A||12||12||11||35|
Country ranking criteria
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.
Unofficial current country ranking
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.
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