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Old 05-23-2012, 06:49 AM   #1
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Default Euroleague 2012-13 Teams

This is subject to change, based on the playoffs results of the national leagues, but so far it looks like this:

Listed by league rankings (this will change probably when the new league rankings come out this summer):


From Spain (regular season teams):

1. Barca
2. Baskonia
3. Real Madrid
4. Malaga


From Italy (regular season teams):

5. Siena
6. Milan
7. Sassari


From Greece (regular season teams):

8. Olympiacos
9. Panathinaikos


From Russia (regular season teams):

10. CSKA
11. Khimky


From France (regular season teams):

12. French Champion


From Turkey (regular season teams):

13. Efes
14. Besiktas
15. Fenerbahce


From Lithuania (regular season teams):

16. Zalgiris


From Serbia (Adriatic League) (regular season teams):

17. Partizan


From Croatia (Adriatic League) (regular season teams):

18. Cedevita


From Slovenia (Adriatic League) (regular season teams):

19. Olimpija


From Germany (regular season teams):

20. Brose (doubt anyone beats them)


From Poland (regular season teams):

21. Prokom (they should make it)


From Israel (regular season teams):

22. Maccabi


Eurocup Champion:

23. Khimky (also qualified directly through their national league)


Qualifying Round Winner:

24. Qualifying Round Winner


OK, so counting the contracts, and the likely playoff results, we have:


1. Barca
2. Baskonia
3. Real Madrid
4. Malaga
5. Siena
6. Milan
7. Sassari
8. Olympiacos
9. Panathinaikos
10. CSKA
11. Khimky
12. French Champion
13. Efes
14. Besiktas
15. Fenerbahce
16. Zalgiris
17. Partizan
18. Cedevita
19. Olimpija
20. Brose
21. Prokom
22. Maccabi
23. Eurocup Champion (Valencia as a wild card?)
24. Qualifying Round Winner


Prokom is ranked last in the contract rankings, so they could lose their contract. But, the Polish League champion still automatically qualifies. So they will be in regardless, if they just win the Polish League.

Siena might lose their contract because they don't have a 10,000 minimum (fan seats) arena. A few days ago, Bertomeu said that Milan should get their contract if they don't solve their arena issue. So, there would still be no changes in the places there.

So, I guess the question is then, which team would get Prokom's contract?


The other issue is, which team will get Khimky's Eurocup place, since they qualified through their national league directly? In the past, when this has happened, the Eurocup runner-up was given the place as a wildcard. So does that mean that Valencia will get it? They will probably finish 4th in Spain, so it's hard to tell. Although the rules do allow for 5 teams from one country, and they seem to like having 5 teams from Spain.

So most likely, Valencia probably gets that spot, as a wildcard.

Last edited by Euroleague : 05-28-2012 at 08:31 AM.
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