Clubs are awarded points for official international and domestic matches.
Dynamic rankings system will determine draw seedings for Concacaf Champions League and new regional cup competitions.
Miami, FL (Tuesday, May 16, 2023) – Concacaf has announced the launch of an innovative new ranking system for clubs and leagues in the region. The new rankings will be an important part of the Confederation’s revamped club ecosystem and will be key a factor in determining draw seedings for official Concacaf club competitions beginning with the new 2023 Central American and Caribbean Cups and onwards, and next year’s eagerly anticipated expanded Concacaf Champions League.

The new dynamic rankings will be regularly updated following international club competitions, domestic league, and cup matches. They will be publicly available on and in addition to determining draw seedings for Concacaf club competitions, will also provide fans with an engaging way to track the progress of their favorite club and league week after week, as they compete with the very best in the confederation.

How does the new Concacaf club ranking system work?

As a starting point for the new ranking, the region’s men’s clubs have been ranked based on their results since 2017 in the following 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
Member Association Cups (which qualify for Concacaf competitions)
FIFA Club World Cup
Performances in these competitions this season (2023), and going forward in the coming years, will continue to be used to determine the new club ranking.

These 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.

The calculating formula has been developed in a way that allows clubs to know ahead of each match how many ranking points they can gain or lose depending on the result (win, draw, or loss).

Clubs gain more ranking points for defeating a higher-ranked opponent and lose more ranking points should they be defeated by a lower-ranked opponent. Home-field advantage is also a factor.

Concacaf’s new club ranking is available here.

How does the League ranking index work?

In addition to an individual club ranking, Concacaf is launching a league ranking index to determine the strength of domestic professional leagues based on the performances of their clubs in international competitions.

For the League ranking, only international matches are considered and matches from the Concacaf Champions League will award twice the points in comparison to Concacaf Regional Cups.

The new club ranking is based on the performances of individual clubs in official international and domestic competitions, while the league ranking only considers international matches.

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