World Power Rankings

Updated: April 14, 2011, 2:03 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

With three Champions League quarterfinal bouts decided before the second leg was even played, a clear schism has emerged in world soccer, with a few contenders running away in the battle for the hegemony of Europe. Here are the hottest teams in the world right now:

1. Barcelona

League record: 27 wins, 1 loss, 3 draws; European stage: Champions League semifinals

It's rather frightening when a club can hop, skip and jump into the final four of Europe -- for the third ...

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