It's an interesting analogy. Rather than talk about best teams (no matter how they did it, Chelsea were by far the best team in the EPL), what about "over-achievers". To this end, Southampton, Crystal Palace, Stoke City and West Ham deserve a mention. Liverpool, Newcastle and Manchester United under-achieved.
Well, Andy, I heard the Victorian police praising the behaviour of supporters. There you go - reported.
However, Fuss, the sporting events you mentioned are annual representative events between the same two teams every year, and there is no "qualifying" series for those teams to make a "final" as it were.