When we first issued this ranking list it was just for
a bit of fun but so many people are now taking it as the gospel of
the Interleague. A lot of people use to gauge how good their opponents
are and where they stand in the big picture. There was, and probably
still is, errors in this list but this list should be the most “error
free” list we have ever published.
We have and do still get a lot of people complaining about the “real” ranking
points their team had built up over the years not showing because their
team had changed names at some point. In this the 2007 list we have,
where known, tried to address this point and called these teams by
their modern name as an example: West Midlands’ Small Heath are
a team that has changed names more times than most people change their
We have gone back over the years and amended all previous incarnations
of the team so they are called Small Heath. We have then added the
points for Small Heath together to give everyone a better understanding
of Small Heath’s performance over the years.
From last year however, when you change your team name you will be
treated as a new team and have to build your points up again from scratch.
The reason for doing this is because we want this to be a historical
document as well as a reference for all to read and it can’t
be factual if a team name keeps changing and retaining it’s ranking
points. The way it’s been done wipes out every trace of the previous
team name from 2006 to 2002 in the record books which is unfair on
the team name that built up the points.
Please make sure you are certain it’s what you want to do when
thinking about changing your team names in future because you will
not be able to bring any points accrued with you (there will be exceptions
but the rule will be generally be applied across the board).
After all that has been said above, this listing is just for fun.
It only relates to performances in the interleague championships.
If you know of any errors in the list and can verify it with the relevant
documentation we will amend the list, if you have any questions about
this list email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you enjoy seeing how well your local Interleague team has
done over the years, (even if their name has changed in the five year
period these rankings apply to) they have been attending the finals.
You should also take into account that all of these teams, even the
ones at the bottom, have been, in their time, one of the top 96 Interleague
teams in England.
we use a five year rollover for the Interleague so it's a level playing
field for all teams and the points system will remain. This list only
has the teams that have played in the Interleague from 2001 to 2006.
We hope you enjoy it as it takes a lot of time and effort to compile.