It was only a matter of time before Juventus were back in the Champions League, and the Italians took their place at the top of the rankings.
Juventus took top spot after a season in which they finished fourth in Serie B and fifth in Serie C. They had already been eliminated in the quarter-finals by Lazio in the group stage of the Champions Cup.
They also beat Sampdoria in the Europa League in May, meaning they will face the winners of the two-legged group stages at the Maracana.
Their success in Italy has earned them a €5m bonus for next season, the biggest in Serie D and the third highest in the league.
Top earners in the Serie A table: 1.
Alessandro Del Piero, Juventus €5.8m 2.
Andrea Pirlo, Lazio €4.8mil 3.
Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea €3.7mil 4.
Arturo Vidal, Juventus $3.3mil 5.
Andrea Barzagli, Lazios $2.8million 5-6.
Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus -€1.9million 7. Sergio Agüero, Juventus* $1.5million 8.
Gonzalo Higuaín, Napoli €1.2million 9.
Mario Mandzukic, Juventus** €1million 10.
Andrea Ranocchia, Udinese* €1m 11.
Dani Carvajal, AS Roma €1mil 12.
Marco Verratti, Roma* €800,000 13.
Edinson Cavani, Atletico Madrid €600,000* 14.
Paulo Dybala, Napolitano €500,000