I don't know if England should be #8, but they belong in the top #14 for sure, I think. Who else would you put in there? Sure they've had trouble putting together a world cup winning team, but they still almost always make it into the quarters (top eight), and they do have the players capable of taking them to #1.
I think that Ukraine and Scotland don't belong. Ukraine is a one man team (Shevchenko) and Scotland, well haha, frankly I don't know any player worthy of mention from that team. Spain may be ranked to high, too (they always under-perform), but again, it's a question of who else would you put in their place. I think that they also have players who are capable of taking them to #1 sometime soon.
I would like to see Poland in there (personal bias ). They've been doing very well in the EURO 2008 qualifying.
Don't advertise your ignorance...
Scotland has a great team.
Both GK on the Scotland Squad are excellent (Gordon and McGregor) -- better than any GK on the English team...
Then we've got:
Gary Caldwell - Celtic F.C.
Jackie McNamara - Wolverhampton
Gary Naysmith - Everton
Steven Pressley - Celtic F.C.
Barry Ferguson - Rangers F.C.
Paul Hartley - Celtic F.C.
Kris Boyd - Rangers F.C.
Kenny Miller - Celtic F.C.
ALL of these players are among the best at their position in the British game.