Anyone a fan of shaking things up? It's that time of year when a couple of party-crashers get their free passes. Pohang Steelers and TP Mazembe, please print your names on your "Hello, my name is..." stickers and affix them to your shirts. The newly crowned Asian and African champions get their moments here in Rankingsville, proclaiming their continental superiority and booking places in December's FIFA Club World Cup. We'll remind you, as we do every year, that we'll allow the fact that any of the other eight clubs on this rundown probably could beat these debutantes nine times out of 10. But our job here is to assess where the power is shifting in the footie world. And for the time being, we welcome the South Koreans and Congolese, who will be joining Barcelona, Estudiantes de La Plate and Atlante in Abu Dhabi next month. Got some words to send my way? Click on the "Email Jonah" link to the right of my ugly mug above.
Note: All rankings, records and statistics are through Nov. 11.
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