I'm bound to ruffle a lot of feathers this week on my May 31 World Soccer Power Rankings. Former No. 3 Liverpool comes tumbling off, even though the Reds reached their second Champions League final in three years.
My rationale? At this point in the season, clubs deserve to be on the rankings for one of two reasons: They've either won a major trophy or are still in the running for one. And Liverpool, despite an amazing run to Athens, finishes its year with zip.
And remember, this isn't a ranking of the best clubs in the world; it's a power rankings.
So who's left? Here's the brief rundown:
1) AC Milan
2) Manchester United
5) Inter Milan
6) Real Madrid
8) Boca Juniors
10) FC Barcelona
With my riot gear at the ready, I'm prepared for your reactions. Fire away!