So the new FIFA rankings came out yesterday and as usual there was a bunch of hubbub about underrated and overrated. While in general I support the FIFA rankings for what they're worth (a debate starter and a general, albeit flawed measure of relative squad strength), I figured it might be interesting for other Big Soccer users to compile our own Top 25. Here in the United States, to devise the rankings for college sports, we have a poll each week where a certain number (it can be anywhere from the high teens for hockey to nearly 100 for American football) of press people submit their own lists of who they think the top 25 teams are. Any team receiving a first place vote gets 25 points, second place 24 points, all the way down to a 25th place vote getting 1 point. The points are added up and the rankings go from highest point getter to lowest point getter. So, the methodology will be similar here. After the first 50 people submit lists, I'll compile the standing and "publish" the list in this thread as the Top 25 rankings (because I have not so much of a life). Then once a month, we can do the same thing again once the new FIFA rankings are published. You can use any criteria you want for ranking. Myself, I'm using performance since the last World Cup, quality of competition, and general impression of potential in any competition they participate in. Here's mine: 1. Brazil 2. Argentina 3. Czech Republic 4. Holland 5. England 6. Portugal 7. Mexico 8. Spain 9. Ukraine 10. Sweden 11. Ireland 12. Greece 13. Japan 14. Poland 15. Italy 16. South Korea 17. United States 18. Turkey 19. France 20. Slovakia 21. Denmark 22. Norway 23. Senegal 24. Switzerland 25. Ecuador If you submit less than 25, 1st still counts for 25, down until the last one you submit counting for its value. For example, if you submit 12, the 12th place team would be worth 14.