WITH another week of European football been and gone, it seems an apt time to take a glance at the updated UEFA coefficient rankings.

Rangers progressed to the last-16 of the Europa League on Thursday, as they beat Borussia Dortmund 6-4 on aggregate. 

However, it wasn't all positive for the Premiership as Celtic slumped out of the Europa Conference League.

This of course brings some good and bad news for the nation's coefficient ranking.

If Scotland can finish within the top ten of the coefficient table this campaign, it holds great benefits for Celtic or Rangers.

Of course, this means that the Premiership winners this season will be granted a golden Champions League ticket for next term, with the champions straight into the group stages.

Scotland currently sit ninth place in UEFA's coefficient rankings. 

Scotland sit on 34.900 points and hold a 0.418 point gap over Russia in tenth spot.

In terms of last night's result, Rangers earned an additional 0.2 points for the draw, and a further 0.2 point bonus for progressing overall in the tie to qualify for the last-16 of the Europa League.

Celtic's loss in both Conference League play-off ties with Bodo/Glimt mean that they added no further points to the table.

With such a small gap between Scotland and Russia, it's more or less a straight fight for ninth spot.

However, Serbia - who sit in eleventh on 32.875 points - cannot be ruled out with two sides still involved in European competitions. They have Red Star Belgrade - who Rangers will face in the last-16 of the Europa League - and Partizan Belgrade in the Conference League still.

Serbian teams currently gain 0.5 points per victory, compared to Scotland's 0.4 points. 

Therefore, should Rangers lose twice to Red Star and Partizan win their two legs versus Feyenoord, then they would overtake with bonus points taken into account.

There is only one representative from Russia left in UEFA's tournaments this season.

Spartak Moscow take on RB Leipzig in the next round of the Europa League. 

From a Scottish point of view, two defeats for Spartak would mean that Russia could NOT overtake Scotland, regardless of Rangers' remaining results in the competition this season.

In the light of events in Ukraine after Russian's invasion, UEFA have ruled that Spartak must play their remaining European fixtures at a neutral venue.