European national basketball league rankings
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-wide professional club basketball competitions, such as the EuroLeague and the EuroCup. FIBA Europe's two continental-wide competitions, the Champions League and the FIBA Europe Cup, also fall under the rankings system. The rankings are decided on by Euroleague Basketball, which runs the EuroLeague and EuroCup competitions.
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FIBA Europe Cup
Clubs from the different European national domestic and regional leagues are eligible to compete in Europe's four continental-wide professional basketball competitions. Which include, the first-tier level EuroLeague competition, EuroLeague Basketball's second-tier level EuroCup competition, FIBA Europe's self-anointed 2nd-tier level (which is disputed by Euroleague Basketball, which considers it as the 3rd-tier level) Champions League competition, and the fourth-tier level competition, which is called the FIBA Europe Cup. The Champions League and FIBA Europe Cup competitions are run by FIBA Europe, but with the understanding of Euroleague Basketball and the clubs themselves, those leagues also fall under the European national 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 and Champions League, which also contains mid-level clubs from the best national leagues, and high-level clubs from smaller national leagues.
History of the rankingsEdit
Euroleague Basketball's ratings system criteriaEdit
Television revenues and ratings, arena attendance figures, and arena seating capacities, are also used to determine the rankings of national and regional leagues by Euroleague Basketball. The ratio distribution is based on 70 percent basketball game competition results, and 30 percent TV revenues/ratings, attendance figures, and arena capacities. Because of this, Euroleague Basketball's national league rankings are not based merely on the basketball strength of each league.
FIBA Europe uses results from national domestic leagues, when choosing which clubs get to take part in their Champions League. Nonetheless, they use the same method of ranking national and regional leagues, from wins and losses in European-wide leagues, as Euroleague Basketball does.
Euroleague Basketball's national domestic and regional league rankings were originally to be updated once every three years, starting in 2009, and to take into account the results from the previous three seasons, so the rankings were not originally 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 season. 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.
Minimum points rankingEdit
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 2016–17 season (current rankings).
|Romanian Liga Națională||23||12||0||35|
|Hungarian NB I/A||13||21||0||34|
|French Pro A||13||12||0||25|
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