Scottish teams have already matched their UEFA coefficient points total from 2015/16 this season with three teams still in European competition. 

Not bad for a so-called pub league. 

National coefficients are based on the results of each association's clubs in the five previous UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League seasons, and with three teams still likely to add to the pot, the news is certainly positive for Scottish football. 

The 15/16 total of 3.000 points, was hit last night with Rangers adding .125 to the coefficient with their draw in Luxembourg, and Aberdeen adding .250 with their convincing win. 

It takes the total of coefficient points won this season to 3.000 points, matching the total number of coefficient points earned In the entirety of the 15/16 season. 

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In the 2015/16 season, Celtic contributed the most points to the coefficient with wins in qualification over Stjarnan, Qarabag and Malmo (who eventually knocked them out on aggregate. Draws against Ajax, and Fenerbahce in the Europa League group stages with defeats to Molde, saw them knocked out before Christmas. 

Aberdeen also made it into the third qualifying stages after seeing off Macedonian outfit Shkendiija and Rijeka of Croatia before being eliminated by Kairat. Despite progressing to the third stage, the Dons only won one game in qualification.  

Inverness could only contribute a draw to the coefficient before being dumped out by Astra following a home defeat, and St Johnstone exited the competition in a similar fashion, losing to Alashkert of Armenia, although they did secure a win at home. 

This season has seen Scottish sides rack up more points already thanks mainly to winning games in qualification. 

While Kilmarnock may have only added .250 to the pot this year, the positive start to this season for clubs in Europe certainly provides some hope for fans and could see Scotland rise up the coefficient rankings. 

In the current rankings, Scotland sits in 20th position, however, as it stands they would move up to 19th,  with nations in the top 10 getting an automatic place in the Champions League group stages.

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The 11th ranked nation gets a spot if the winners of the Champions League qualify for the competition via their league position.  

Two teams get into Champions League qualification if the nation is ranked in 15th place. A move up to 17th place should mean Scottish Champions League qualifiers would avoid the first qualifying round.

A breakdown of coefficient points won so far as of 02/08

Celtic 1.000

Rangers .875

Aberdeen .875

Kilmarnock .250