Pan Am ONE Americas’ Soccer Rankings for August 2013

This month, as South American squads get into league play, Brazil’s top league is showing its parity, with Gremio moving up to number 3 in the Pan Am ONE Soccer rankings, Botafogo RJ moving into the top 10, and Fluminense moving downward.   Atlético Mineiro of Brazil and Olimpia of Paraguay retain the top two spots, based on their league play and their splendid runs through the Copa Libertadores.  Also surprising are the UANL Tigres, which dropped out of the top 10 after having one of the best years in Mexican League history.  Their performance so far this Summer in league play has brought them down.  Taking their place are the Xolos of Tijuana, who moved up to the number 8 spot and the Morelia Monarcas, who are at number 12.  Colombia and Uruguay each placed a team in the top ten with Santa Fe of Bogotá at number 5 and Peñarol of Montevideo at number 6.

Argentina got ready to start its next torneo and Newell’s Old Boys continued to be strong at number 4, Vélez Sarsfield was at number 8, and River Plate was at number 11.

Universidad de Chile powered into the top 10 at number 9.

One of the downsides of having a competitive league in the overall standings is apparent in leagues like MLS in the United States.  Despite having a couple of teams ranked in the 30′s during the last ranking period, the relatively even record of each team has caused the top teams to drop while the bottom teams pull closer to the top.  Therefore Seattle at 79 and The Los Angeles Galaxy at 81 are the best the league can do this round.  Seattle and Los Angeles were also helped by their stellar play in the CONCACAF Champion’s League.    According to one soccer analyst, if the MLS wants to achieve parity with other leagues sooner, trying to fit another tournament in that incorporates CONMEBOL participants is one option.

 

Rnk Team City Country Points Copa Libertadores CONCACAF Champions League
1 Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte Brazil 660.7875 Yes CONCACAF Champions League
2 Olimpia Asunción Paraguay 630.5263 Yes  
3 Grêmio Porto Alegre Brazil 585.5000 Yes  
4 Newell’s Old Boys Santa Fe Argentina 579.6532 Yes  
5 Santa Fe Bogotá Colombia 576.6500 Yes  
6 Peñarol Montevideo Uruguay 556.2587 Yes  
7 Vélez Sarsfield Buenos Aires Argentina 540.5833 Yes  
8 Club Tijuana Tijuana Mexico 534.5546 Yes  
9 Universidad de Chile Santiago (Ñuñoa) Chile 531.3913 Yes  
10 Botafogo Rio de Janeiro Brazil 515.3617    
11 River Plate Buenos Aires Argentina 506.5789    
12 Monarcas Morelia Mexico 504.9167    
13 Libertad Asunción Paraguay 504.8393 Yes  
14 Fluminense Rio de Janeiro Brazil 504.2763 Yes  
15 U.A.N.L.- Tigres Mexico DF Mexico 503.1500   Yes
16 Nacional Asunción Paraguay 500.0000    
17 Corinthians São Paulo Brazil 495.8045 Yes  
18 Bolívar La Paz Bolivia 493.0417 Yes  
19 Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte Brazil 491.3723    
20 Guaraní Asunción Paraguay 488.6364    
21 Tigre Greater Buenos Aires Argentina 485.9483 Yes  
22 Emelec Guayaquil Ecuador 485.8167 Yes  
23 Boca Juniors Buenos Aires Argentina 485.1121 Yes  
24 Deportes Tolima Ibagué Colombia 482.4712 Yes  
25 São Paulo São Paulo Brazil 481.2669    
26 Lanús Greater Buenos Aires Argentina 477.6316    
27 Internacional Porto Alegre Brazil 477.1250    
28 Santos Laguna   Mexico 470.7059   Yes
29 San Lorenzo Buenos Aires Argentina 463.1579    
30 Barcelona Guayaquil Ecuador 461.8929 Yes  
31 La Equidad Bogotá Colombia 458.3333    
32 Santos Santos Brazil 457.6117    
33 Arsenal Greater Buenos Aires Argentina 452.2500 Yes  
34 River Plate Montevideo Uruguay 450.0000    
35 Quilmes Greater Buenos Aires Argentina 448.6842    
36 Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro Brazil 444.4468    
37 Itagüí Ditaires Itagüí Colombia 444.4444    
38 Junior Barranquilla Colombia 444.4444    
39 Coritiba Curitiba Brazil 444.3298    
40 Millonarios Bogotá Colombia 439.8542 Yes  
41 Monterrey Monterrey Mexico 439.7019   Yes
42 Vitória Salvador Brazil 437.3245    
43 Colo-Colo Santiago (Macul) Chile 436.7637    
44 Cruz Azul   Mexico 435.7361    
45 Huachipato Talcahuano Chile 433.4891 Yes  
46 Oriente Petrolero Santa Cruz Bolivia 421.7391    
47 Godoy Cruz Mendoza Argentina 419.7368    
48 Racing Greater Buenos Aires Argentina 419.7368    
49 Club Sport Herediano HerediaHeredia Costa Rica 418.7443   Yes
50 Atlético Nacional Medellín Colombia 416.6667    
51 Real Garcilaso Cusco Peru 416.2764 Yes  
52 Atlas Guadalajara Mexico 413.9028    
53 Zamora   Venezuela 411.7647    
54 Club America   Mexico 408.3187    
55 LDU Quito Quito Ecuador 406.5313 Yes  
56 Nacional Montevideo Uruguay 406.0217 Yes  
57 Comunicaciones Guatemala City Guatemala 400.0000    
58 Deportivo Lara   Venezuela 398.0978 Yes  
59 Palestino Santiago (La Cisterna) Chile 397.0588    
60 Rangers Talca Chile 397.0588    
61 Danubio Montevideo Uruguay 390.0000    
62 Defensor Sporting Montevideo Uruguay 389.5132 Yes  
63 San José Oruro Bolivia 387.9196 Yes  
64 Diriangén FC Diriamba Nicaragua 387.5000    
65 Caracas   Venezuela 387.1957 Yes  
66 Olimpia (Tegucigalpa) Honduras 382.0909   Yes
67 Criciuma Criciúma Brazil 377.4096    
68 Atletico-PR Curitiba Brazil 375.5372    
69 Sportivo Luqueño Luque Paraguay 375.0000    
70 Flamengo RJ Rio de Janeiro Brazil 373.4734    
71 CS Cartagines CartagoCartago Costa Rica 372.7273    
72 Goias Goiânia Brazil 372.2606    
73 Ponte Preta Campinas Brazil 371.9674    
74 Deportivo Anzoategui   Venezuela 368.4211 Yes  
75 U.N.A.M.- Pumas   Mexico 367.6111    
76 The Strongest La Paz Bolivia 367.5179 Yes  
77 Independiente Medellín Medellín Colombia 361.1111    
78 Racing Montevideo Uruguay 360.0000    
79 Seattle Washington USA 355.1557   Yes
80 Heredia Jaguares San José Guatemala 354.5455    
81 Los Angeles California USA 353.6875   Yes
82 Trujillanos   Venezuela 352.9411    
83 Portuguesa São Paulo Brazil 351.7074    
84 Bahia Salvador Brazil 349.0781    
85 Cerro Porteño Asunción Paraguay 349.0446 Yes  
86 Deportivo Pasto Pasto Colombia 347.2222    
87 Malacateco Malacatán Guatemala 345.4545    
88 Deportivo Saprissa San JuanSan José Costa Rica 345.4545    
89 Chicago Illinois USA 341.8333    
90 FAS Santa Ana El Salvador 340.3636   Yes
91 New York New York USA 339.0268    
92 Nautico Recife Brazil 339.0106    
93 Iquique Iquique Chile 338.7700 Yes  
94 Querétaro Queretaro Mexico 336.5833    
95 Sporting Cristal Lima Peru 336.2267 Yes  
96 Real Sociedad (Tocoa) Honduras 333.3333    
97 Cúcuta Deportivo Cúcuta Colombia 333.3333    
98 Atlético de Rafaela Santa Fe Argentina 332.8947    
99 Belgrano (C) Córdoba Argentina 332.8947    
100 Club Leon Leon Mexico 332.5581 Yes  
101 Kansas City Missouri USA 331.0714    
102 San Jose California USA 328.7250    
103 Toluca   Mexico 325.3269 Yes  
104 Montreal Canada USA 320.4167    
105 Liga Deportiva Alajuelense El LlanoAlajuela Costa Rica 320.3926   Yes
106 Real Salt Lake Utah USA 318.6992   Yes
107 Municipal Pérez Zeledón San Isidro del General,San José Costa Rica 318.1818    
108 Universitario Sucre Bolivia 318.1818    
109 Mineros   Venezuela 317.6471    
110 Unión Española Santiago (Independencia) Chile 317.6471    
111 Independiente José Terán Sangolquí Ecuador 317.0455    
112 Alianza Lima Lima Peru 316.8000    
113 Juventud Las Piedras Uruguay 315.0000    
114 Montevideo Wanderers Montevideo Uruguay 315.0000    
115 Firpo Usulután El Salvador 311.1111    
116 TR de Veracruz Veracruz Mexico 309.7201    
117 Manta Manta Ecuador 306.8182    
118 Atlético Venezuela   Venezuela 305.8824    
119 Boyacá Chicó Tunja Colombia 305.5556    
120 Deportes Quindío Armenia Colombia 305.5556    
121 Deportivo Cali Cali Colombia 305.5556    
122 Real Estelí Estelí Nicaragua 304.7222   Yes
123 Puebla Puebla Mexico 304.4306    
124 Audax Italiano Santiago (La Florida) Chile 304.4118    
125 Universidad Católica Santiago (Las Condes) Chile 304.4118    
126 Alianza San Salvador El Salvador 301.3889    
127 Jorge Wilstermann Cochabamba Bolivia 300.0000    
128 Halcones Huehuetenango Guatemala 300.0000    
129 Suchitepéquez Mazatenango Guatemala 300.0000    
130 Macará Ambato Ecuador 296.5909    
131 Vancouver Canada USA 296.3045    
132 Cerro Porteño PF Presidente Franco Paraguay 295.4545    
133 DC United Washington DC USA 293.4000    
134 Envigado FC Envigado Colombia 291.6667    
135 Cobresal El Salvador Chile 291.1765    
136 Dallas Texas USA 291.0682    
137 Marquense San Marcos Guatemala 290.9091    
138 Houston Texas USA 289.8000   Yes
139 All Boys Buenos Aires Argentina 289.4737    
140 Colón Santa Fe Argentina 289.4737    
141 Estudiantes (LP) Buenos Aires Argentina 289.4737    
142 Universidad César Vallejo Trujillo Peru 288.8093 Yes  
143 Fénix Montevideo Uruguay 285.0000    
144 Sportivo Carapeguá Carapeguá Paraguay 284.0909    
145 Sol de América Asunción and Villa Elisa Paraguay 284.0909    
146 Juventud Independiente San Juan Opico El Salvador 281.9444    
147 Santa Tecla Santa Tecla El Salvador 281.9444    
148 Real Potosí Potosí Bolivia 281.8181    
149 Victoria (La Ceiba) Honduras 277.7778    
150 Pachuca   Mexico 277.3611    
151 Deportivo Cuenca Cuenca Ecuador 276.1364    
152 LDU Loja Loja Ecuador 276.1364    
153 Columbus Ohio USA 276.0545    
154 CD Walter Ferretti Managua Nicaragua 275.0000    
155 Universidad San Carlos Guatemala City Guatemala 272.7273    
156 Puntarenas FC PuntarenasPuntarenas Costa Rica 272.7273    
157 Estudiantes Merida   Venezuela 270.5882    
158 Llaneros   Venezuela 270.5882    
159 El Tanque Sisley Montevideo Uruguay 270.0000    
160 Juan Aurich Chiclayo Peru 269.8028    
161 Platense (Puerto Cortes) Honduras 266.6667    
162 Antofagasta Antofagasta Chile 264.7059    
163 Cobreloa Calama Chile 264.7059    
164 O’Higgins Rancagua Chile 264.7059    
165 Once Caldas Manizales Colombia 263.8889    
166 Mictlán Asunción Mita Guatemala 263.6364    
167 Santos de Guápiles Guápiles, Limón Costa Rica 263.6364    
168 Xelajú Quetzaltenango Guatemala 263.6250   Yes
169 Argentinos Juniors Buenos Aires Argentina 260.5263    
170 FBC Melgar Arequipa Peru 260.2000    
171 Cienciano Cusco Peru 259.8286    
172 Inti Gas Ayacucho Peru 259.4571    
173 Deportivo Tachira   Venezuela 258.8235    
174 Esppor Club   Venezuela 258.8235    
175 Sport Huancayo Huancayo Peru 257.3521    
176 Deportivo Quito Quito Ecuador 255.6818    
177 Deportes Savio (Santa Rosa de Copán) Honduras 255.5556    
178 Cerro Montevideo Uruguay 255.0000    
179 Club Sport Uruguay de Coronado CoronadoSan José Costa Rica 254.5455    
180 Santiago Wanderers Valparaíso Chile 251.4706    
181 Jaguares De Chiapas San Christobal de Casas Mexico 250.5694    
182 Portland Oregon USA 247.4591    
183 Marathón (San Pedro Sula) Honduras 245.4545   Yes
184 Motagua (Tegucigalpa) Honduras 244.4444    
185 Real España (San Pedro Sula) Honduras 244.4444    
186 León de Huánuco Huánuco Peru 242.5352    
187 Pacífico Lima Peru 241.8571    
188 Liverpool Montevideo Uruguay 240.0000    
189 Deportivo Ocotal Ocotal Nicaragua 237.5000    
190 Managua F.C. Managua Nicaragua 237.5000    
191 Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA 236.8929    
192 Patriotas Tunja Colombia 236.1111    
193 Atlético El Vigia   Venezuela 235.2941    
194 El Nacional Quito Ecuador 235.2273    
195 Colorado Colorado USA 233.8026    
196 New England Massachussetts USA 229.0091    
197 Isidro Metapán Metapán El Salvador 227.2727   Yes
198 Universidad San Martín Lima Peru 225.0857    
199 Cerro Largo Melo Uruguay 225.0000    
200 Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca Cajamarca Peru 223.0423    
201 José Gálvez Chimbote Peru 221.6000    
202 Guadalajara Chivas Guadalajara Mexico 217.4034   Yes
203 Yaracuyanos   Venezuela 211.7467    
204 Vida (La Ceiba) Honduras 211.1111    
205 Unión Comercio Nueva Cajamarca Peru 209.7183    
206 Blooming Santa Cruz Bolivia 209.0000    
207 Rubio Ñu Asunción Paraguay 204.5455    
208 Atlético Marte San Salvador El Salvador 204.1667    
209 Aragua   Venezuela 200.0000    
210 Aurora Cochabamba Bolivia 200.0000    
211 Nacional Potosí Potosí Bolivia 200.0000    
212 Asociación Deportiva San Carlos (Relegated) Ciudad QuesadaAlajuela Costa Rica 200.0000    
213 La Calera La Calera Chile 198.5294    
214 Universidad de Concepción Concepción Chile 198.5294    
215 Progreso Montevideo Uruguay 195.0000    
216 Once Municipal Ahuachapán El Salvador 194.4444    
217 Limon FC LimónLimón Costa Rica 190.9091    
218 Asociación Deportiva Carmelita El CarmenAlajuela Costa Rica 190.9091    
219 Municipal Guatemala City Guatemala 188.4615   Yes
220 Petrolero Yacuiba Bolivia 181.8181    
221 Atlante   Mexico 180.4722    
222 Central Español Montevideo Uruguay 180.0000    
223 Zulia   Venezuela 176.4706    
224 Juventus F.C. Managua Nicaragua 175.0000    
225 Belén BelénHeredia Costa Rica 172.7273    
226 Toronto Canada USA 167.7682    
227 Atlético Huila Neiva Colombia 166.6667    
228 Chivas California USA 165.1500    
229 Bella Vista Montevideo Uruguay 150.0000    
230 Monagas   Venezuela 141.1765    
231 Deportivo Petare   Venezuela 141.1765    
232 Chinandega FC Chinandega Nicaragua 125.0000    
233 Portuguesa   Venezuela 117.6471    
234 Águila San Miguel El Salvador 111.3636   Yes
235 Xilotepelt Jinotepe Nicaragua 100.0000    
236 UES San Salvador El Salvador 77.7778    
237 Everton Viña del Mar Chile   New- update in Sept  
238 Ñublense Chillán Chile   New- update in Sept  
239 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) Buenos Aires Argentina   New- update in Sept  
240 Olimpo Buenos Aires Argentina   New- update in Sept  
241 Rosario Central Santa Fe Argentina   New- update in Sept  
242 Deportivo Quevedo Quevedo Ecuador   New- update in Sept  
243 Universidad Católica Quito Ecuador   New- update in Sept  
244 Alianza Petrolera Barrancabermeja Colombia   New- update in Sept  
245 Deportivo Capiata Asunción Paraguay   New- update in Sept  
246 Diaz Asunción Paraguay   New- update in Sept  
247 Coatepeque Coatepeque Guatemala   New- update in Sept  
248 Iztapa Puerto Iztapa Guatemala   New- update in Sept  
249 Parrillas One (Tela) Honduras   New- update in Sept