Rangers are unbeaten in 24 league matches this season and their form has been recognised in the USA

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Rangers may not yet have their hands on the Scottish Premiership trophy, but they’re not far away.

Steven Gerrard’s side remain unbeaten in the league this season, and have suffered only one domestic defeat in all competitions since the campaign began.

That fine form has now been recognised by one of the USA’s biggest TV networks. Former Newcastle and West Ham keeper Shaka Hislop compiles global power rankings for ESPN, and in the most recent edition it was Rangers who came out on top.

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Manchester City were in second, with their rivals United in third. Serie A giants Juventus and Milan were in sixth and seventh place respectively.

The rankings were compiled before the most recent round of Premiership fixtures, which saw Gerrard’s men drop points for the first time since September as Motherwell held them to a 1-1 draw at Fir Park.

Asked to explain his choice, Hislop said: “I had Glasgow Rangers in at two last week, thinking ‘Well, Bayern will give me a couple of weeks to figure out what I’m going to do with Glasgow Rangers long term’.

“Then Bayern lose two on the spin. I’m having to put Glasgow Rangers in at number one, and I’m not sure how they got there.

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“Well, I do, but it’s Scottish football you know, so help me out.”

Hislop added: “Here’s my issue. Glasgow Rangers have lost once since August.”

That defeat came against St Mirren in the Betfred Cup. In the Premiership, Rangers remain unbeaten in their 24 matches this season.

That run means they sit 21 points above rivals Celtic, who have three games in hand.

Rangers continue their title push against Ross County at Ibrox on Saturday.

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