The EuroLeague Power Rankings by Eurohoops

10/Oct/17 21:25 October 11, 2017

Antigoni Zachari

10/Oct/17 21:25

The countdown to the start of the new Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season has begun and before the first shots are taken, sums up where the teams sit.

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First, let’s review our ranking process. The Eurohoops team chose five different categories by which to judge the 16 EuroLeague squads on a 1-to-10 scoring system and based on that has ranked the teams in order.

The criteria

  1. Quality of roster: What is evaluated here is the overall talent of all the players on the roster and their depth at every position.
  2. Chemistry: The big and fancy names do not guarantee a good team. Even though it’s very early and the teams are still trying to create their magic, the chemistry that the players have between them is very important, as is the level of familiarity with their coach.
  3. Status: The name and the history of the team do not play basketball, but in crucial games sometimes the weight of the jersey can impact the outcome.
  4. Offseason transactions: In this particular category we evaluate the moves made in the transfer market and estimate the weakening or strengthening of a team.
  5. How far they will go: This is the assessment of the path for each team. The teams that are favorites to get to the Final Four and win the title are graded with a 9, the teams that aim for a presence in Belgrade and good chances of making it are graded with an 8, the teams whose big goal is to reach the playoffs with a 7, the teams that are expected to have a decent run with a 6, and those that are not seen to be in the running with a 5.

Naturally, these categories are first debated before any official games have begun and thus it is only natural that these rankings will change throughout the season.