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Serie A Round 13 Power Rankings: Napoli, Juventus Heating Up as December Nears

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Napoli is heating up just in time for a 1 vs. 2 showdown with Inter in Round 14. Will Napoli take the top spot next week?

Napoli is climbing the table, and a win over Inter next Monday could send the high-flying Azzurri to the summit.
Napoli is climbing the table, and a win over Inter next Monday could send the high-flying Azzurri to the summit.
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Amazingly, seventh place is still Juventus' lowest position in the table since the 2010-11 season, when it finished in the same position. Juventus has won the last four league titles.

Serie A Power Rankings, Round 13

Club Round 11 Round 12 Thoughts
1st

Inter Milan (Round 12: 1st)

Defeated Frosinone, 4-0 at Napoli, Monday, Nov. 30 Business as usual for Inter in its return from the break. The Nerazzurri got goals from Jonathan Biabiany, Mauro Icardi, Jeison Murillo and Marcelo Brozovic, cruising to victory over Frosinone. Next Monday will be fun, as Inter and Napoli meet in the latest 1 vs. 2 battle in Serie A.
2nd

Napoli (4)

Defeated Verona, 2-0 vs. Inter, Monday, Nov. 30 Napoli enters its big match with Inter in second place, after Fiorentina and Roma struggled in the 13th round. Monday offers a great test at the top of the table.
3rd

Fiorentina (2)

Drew 2-2 vs. Empoli at Sassuolo, Monday, Nov. 30 Luckily for Fiorentina, Nikola Kalinic is a star on the rise. The Croatian who lead Dnipro to the UEFA Europa League Final last season scored twice in six minutes in the second half to negate Empoli's two early goals.
4th

Roma (3)

Drew 2-2 at Bologna vs. Atalanta, Sunday, Nov. 29 The Bosnian duo of Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko gave Roma the lead in the second half, but the giants could not hold off lowly relegation contestant Bologna, thanks to a late goal from Mattia Destro.
5th

Juventus (7)

Defeated Milan 1-0 at Palermo, Sunday, Nov. 29 Other than Pablo Dybala's goal, there wasn't much to split Milan and Juventus. Max Allegri's side is on the rise, though. Watch out, Serie A.
6th

AC Milan (5)

Lost to Juventus 1-0 vs. Sampdoria, Saturday, Nov. 28 It's smooth sailing for the rest of 2015. Milan's next five matches: Sampdoria, Carpi, Verona, Frosinone, Verona.
7th

Torino (8)

Defeated Atalanta 1-0 vs. Bologna, Saturday, Nov. 28 Torino can certainly hang around to contend for a European spot, at least for now.
8th

Sassuolo (6)

Lost to Genoa 2-1 vs. Fiorentina, Monday, Nov. 30 No, Sassuolo! Why are you doing this? You know I want to keep you as high as possible. Sassuolo at least had a point secured after Francesco Acerbi's stoppage time goal (!!!!!!!), but Leonardo Pavoletti ruined that really quick.
9th

Lazio (10)

Drew 1-1 vs. Palermo at Empoli, Sunday, Nov. 29 Antonio Candreva's goal with 21 minutes left saved a point for Lazio, who is nothing to write home about this year.
10th

Chievo Verona (12)

Defeated Carpi, 2-1 vs. Udinese, Sunday, Nov. 29 Beating Carpi deserves getting into the top 10, I guess?
11th

Empoli (11)

Drew 2-2 at Fiorentina vs. Lazio, Sunday, Nov. 29 You have Riccardo Saponara. You should know the importance of not letting a team's best player go crazy on you. Should have stopped Kalinic. Would have been a great win for Empoli.
12th

Sampdoria (9)

Lost to Udinese, 1-0 at Milan, Saturday, Nov. 28 Sampdoria and Milan are coming off 1-0 losses entering the Derby Della Mihajlovic Saturday.
13th

Genoa (14th)

Defeated Sassuolo, 2-1 vs. Carpi, Sunday, Nov. 29 Pavoletti. Cult hero. Genoa shocked my new favorite Serie A club this weekend.
14th

Udinese (15)

Defeated Sampdoria, 1-0 at Chievo, Sunday, Nov. 29 How about Badu? The 25-year-old Ghanaian buried his third goal of the season to give lowly Udinese the win over Sampdoria.
15th

Atalanta (13)

Lost to Torino, 1-0 at Roma, Sunday, Nov. 29 Atalanta is still in the top 10 in the Serie A table, but it is really hard to like this squad
16th

Bologna (16)

Drew 2-2 vs. Roma at Torino, Saturday, Nov. 28 Ah, the lovable losers. Mattia Destro stunned his former club with a goal three minutes from time.
17th

Palermo (17)

Drew 1-1 at Lazio vs. Juventus, Sunday, Nov. 29 Palermo wasn't able to hang on against Lazio. Now it has to face a Juventus squad that is heating up.
18th

Frosinone (18)

Lost to Inter, 4-0 vs. Verona, Sunday, Nov. 29 Poor Canaries. They never stood a chance against the table-toppers.
19th

Hellas Verona (19)

Lost to Napoli 2-0 at Frosinone, Sunday, Nov. 29 Verona is really pulling away as the Serie A "mainstay" set to go down.
20th

Carpi (20)

Lost to Chievo, 2-1 at Genoa, Sunday, Nov. 29 I'm rooting for you, Carpi.