BSports Power 25

Bloomberg Sports (BSports) released a World Cup edition of its ‘Power 25′ rankings, and Colombia’s James Rodriguez has topped the list with a BSports rating of 83.84. France’s Karim Benzema is currently second with 83.24. Germay’s Thomas Muller is third with 82.82, while Argentina’s Lionel Messi is fourth with 82.25.

The index covers the entire World Cup, highlighting the performances of players in the most successful teams, along with some top performers in teams that crashed out earlier in the competition. It is a purely objective analysis of players in their respective positions and considers the context of opponent strength in each game throughout World Cup.

The top 25 players can be found at www.bsports.com/Power25 along with a more detailed explanation of the methodology and a visual breakdown of the list. The index will also be updated after the World Cup final.

For BSports projections on the final matches visit http://www.bloomberg.com/worldcup