Updated Friday Jan. 11

2018-19 Composite La Liga Rankings

Calculated by aggregating computer generated power rankings from around the web and determining each team’s average ranking.

TEAM AVERAGE
RANKING
AVG
1-WEEK
MOVE
PROJECTED
POINTS
WIN
LEAGUE
1
BarcelonaBAR40 pts
1.00 - 85.5 87%
2
Atletico MadridATM35 pts
2.40 - 72.5 8%
3
Real MadridMAD30 pts
3.00 - 70.5 3%
4
SevillaSEV33 pts
3.60 - 67.0 2%
5
ValenciaVCF22 pts
7.20 - 52.5 <1%
6
Real BetisRBB26 pts
7.40 - 52.0 <1%
7
AlavesALV31 pts
7.80 ↑ 2 56.0 <1%
8
Real SociedadRSO22 pts
9.00 - 49.0 <1%
9
GetafeGET25 pts
9.60 ↓ 2 51.0 <1%
10
VillarrealVIL17 pts
11.60 ↑ 8 43.0 <1%
11
Celta VigoCEL21 pts
11.60 ↓ 1 46.0 <1%
12
GironaGIR23 pts
12.00 ↓ 1 45.5 <1%
13
EibarEIB22 pts
12.60 ↓ 1 47.0 <1%
14
EspanyolESP24 pts
12.80 ↑ 1 49.0 <1%
15
Athletic BilbaoBIL19 pts
14.00 ↑ 2 43.5 <1%
16
LeganesLEG19 pts
14.60 ↓ 3 43.0 <1%
17
LevanteLEV23 pts
15.00 ↓ 3 45.0 <1%
18
ValladolidVLD21 pts
16.40 ↓ 2 42.0 <1%
19
Rayo VallecanoRAY16 pts
19.00 - 36.0 <1%
20
HuescaHUE11 pts
19.40 - 30.5 <1%

How We Calculate: Our La Liga Composite Power Rankings are calculated by aggregating computer rankings from around the web and determining each team’s average ranking. Up or down movement within our rankings versus the previous week is provided for each team. Some of these sites also project teams’ future success. We collect this info and calculate each team’s average total points projection and La Liga title odds.

Our heat chart below shows how each of the five sites we pull from ranks all 20 teams. We pull from FiveThirtyEight (538), WhoScored (WS), Massey Ratings (MY), FootballDatabase (FDB) and Euro Club Index (ECI).

TEAM 538 WS MY FDBECI AVERAGEAVG
BarcelonaBAR 1 1 1 1 1 1.00
Atletico MadridATM 3 2 2 2 3 2.40
Real MadridMAD 2 4 4 3 2 3.00
SevillaSEV 4 3 3 4 4 3.60
ValenciaVCF 5 10 11 5 5 7.20
Real BetisRBB 9 5 8 8 7 7.40
AlavesALV 12 7 6 6 8 7.80
Real SociedadRSO 7 9 9 9 11 9.00
GetafeGET 8 15 5 7 13 9.60
VillarrealVIL 15 11 16 10 6 11.60
Celta VigoCEL 14 6 17 12 9 11.60
GironaGIR 16 8 7 13 16 12.00
EibarEIB 6 13 18 11 15 12.60
EspanyolESP 13 12 15 14 10 12.80
Athletic BilbaoBIL 11 18 12 17 12 14.00
LeganesLEG 10 17 13 16 17 14.60
LevanteLEV 20 16 10 15 14 15.00
ValladolidVLD 18 14 14 18 18 16.40
Rayo VallecanoRAY 19 19 19 19 19 19.00
HuescaHUE 17 20 20 20 20 19.40

Standard deviation is a statistical tool used to measure the variance within a set of numbers. In the table below, we use standard deviation to determine which teams are ranked the most and least consistently. A low number indicates that a team is ranked consistently across the five sites we pull from. A high number indicates an inconsistently ranked team.

TEAM 538 WS MY FDBECI STAN DEVSTDEV
BarcelonaBAR 1 1 1 1 1 0.000
Rayo VallecanoRAY 19 19 19 19 19 0.000
Atletico MadridATM 3 2 2 2 3 0.548
SevillaSEV 4 3 3 4 4 0.548
Real MadridMAD 2 4 4 3 2 1.000
HuescaHUE 17 20 20 20 20 1.342
Real SociedadRSO 7 9 9 9 11 1.414
Real BetisRBB 9 5 8 8 7 1.517
EspanyolESP 13 12 15 14 10 1.924
ValladolidVLD 18 14 14 18 18 2.191
AlavesALV 12 7 6 6 8 2.490
ValenciaVCF 5 10 11 5 5 3.033
LeganesLEG 10 17 13 16 17 3.050
Athletic BilbaoBIL 11 18 12 17 12 3.240
LevanteLEV 20 16 10 15 14 3.606
VillarrealVIL 15 11 16 10 6 4.037
GetafeGET 8 15 5 7 13 4.219
Celta VigoCEL 14 6 17 12 9 4.278
GironaGIR 16 8 7 13 16 4.301
EibarEIB 6 13 18 11 15 4.506