Scotland’s coefficient was once again boosted last night with Celtic securing a win against Rennes and Rangers holding out for an away draw against Feyenoord.

Only a handful of countries have gained more coefficient points than Scotland this year, which has resulted in the nation rocketing up the overall chart.

Whisper it, but as it stands Scotland are actually higher than 15th in the coefficient charts once you take into account all the relevant data. 

National coefficients are based on the results of each association's clubs in the five previous UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League seasons. Looking at the table, Scotland sit in 15th place for the totals gained in the last five years, a figure that includes this season. However, at the end of the season, the points gained for the 15-16 season will drop off the rankings and the revised figures will come into effect. 

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In 2015-16 Scotland amassed a mere 3.000 points, however, teams above them, such as the Czech Republic gained 7.300 points. Once this is accounted for it would mean the Czechs fall from 13th to 18th; in turn Denmark who are currently sitting in 13th would drop from 27,500 points to 22,000 with a subsequent tumble down the table to 16th. Scotland who are currently in 15th overall would rise to 13th for the start of the next campaign. 

Admittedly there is a lot more football to play and Scotland could once again move down the rankings if results don't go our way, but if European competition was to stop today, Scotland would be 13th in the coefficient. 

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Sadly, however, while it is a boost for any Scottish football fan to see our clubs doing so well, next years access list has already been predetermined and this year's results will not have an impact until 2021/22.

This means that Scottish clubs will enter European competition at the same point as they did this season. 

But if the trend continues this season it could see Scotland secure two Champions League spots and a fifth Scottish team entering Europe.