We are now more than half way through the qualifying stages for France 2016 and the great majority of the 9 group leaders are somewhat of a surprise. Only two of the nine teams sitting atop their respective groups are the actual top seeds. Surely this may still change, but the tournament has already provided us with quite a few surprises and I thought this would be a great time to register current facts so we could compare them to the final results in a few months time.
The group draw began with 6 pots, dividing the teams based on their rankings. Pot 1 was for teams ranked highest and so forth. Let's break down the group leaders and see which pot they emerged from to claim (at least for the time being) the first place in their group.