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Rayados maintain supremacy in Concacaf club ranking, Inter Miami move up to 12th

Just two MLS franchises appear in the Top 10 the Concacaf club ranking index - Philadelphia Union and Nashville. Inter Miami move up three places to 12th.

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Just two MLS franchises appear in the Top 10  the Concacaf club ranking index - Philadelphia Union and Nashville. Inter Miami move up three places to 12th.
JONATHAN DUENAS

CONCACAF published their updated club ranking index this week with most of the top 10 unchanged. Monterrey, one of eight Liga MX clubs to feature in the Top 10, remain at the summit with 1,248 points, just ahead of fierce rivals América.

In May, the confederation announced changes to the classification system - which determines draw seedings for official Concacaf club competitions. The new dynamic rankings are updated immediately after all international club competitions, domestic league, and cup matches. Points are awarded for clubs’ performances in official international and domestic club competitions:

  • Concacaf Champions League
  • Concacaf Regional Cups (Leagues Cup, Central American Cup, and Caribbean Cup)
  • Domestic first division professional league (Liga MX, MLS... etc)
  • Member Association Cups (which qualify for Concacaf competitions)
  • FIFA Club World Cup

The above competitions are weighted in terms of the ranking points available per match, with international matches awarding more ranking points than domestic first-division league and cup matches..

Rayados’ Leagues Cup campaign helped them to remain top of the pile - victories against Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders, Portland, Tigres and LAFC during the tournament has allowed them to remain at the top of the classification. Recent results have helped the Albiazules, but their status as five-time Concacaf Champions Cup winners (2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2019 and 2021) is another factor which has kept them in top spot for 15 weeks running.

Mexican clubs in the top 10

Eight Liga MX clubs are among the best classified in Concacaf: Rayados, América, Tigres, León, Toluca, Guadalajara, Pachuca and Atlas. The other two notable clubs within this privileged list are from Major League Soccer: Philadelphia Union and Nashville. Pachuca suffered the biggest drop, plummeting from third to eighth.

LAFC slip down a place to 11th while Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami climb three places after their Leagues Cup triumph and settle into 12th on 1,194 points.

CONCACAF Club ranking index 2023*

  1. 1,248 pts Monterrey (Liga MX)
  2. 1,238 pts América (Liga MX)
  3. 1,232 pts Tigres UANL (Liga MX)
  4. 1,226 pts León (Liga MX)
  5. 1,223 pts Toluca (Liga MX)
  6. 1,218 pts Philadelphia Union (MLS)
  7. 1,209 pts Guadalajara (Liga MX)
  8. 1,203 pts Pachuca (Liga MX)
  9. 1,199 pts Nashville (MLS)
  10. 1,198 pts Atlas (Liga MX)

*Updated 4 September 2023