Mysql Rank / Row Number Query

I want to find out the "ranking" of a team based on their number of points.

id   name   points
1    test     100
2    test2    50
3    test3    150

I would like to run a query like "SELECT (...) as rank FROM teams WHERE id=2" and have it return 3

THis make sense?
Can this be done?

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SELECT count(*) FROM teams WHERE points <= (SELECT points FROM teams WHERE id=2);
Harisha M GEngineerCommented:
I think this: ( >= instead of <= )
 SELECT count(*) FROM teams WHERE points >= (SELECT points FROM teams WHERE id=2);

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Harisha M GEngineerCommented:
Or this: (in case the points are same for many teams)

SELECT count(*)+1 FROM teams WHERE points > (SELECT points FROM teams WHERE id=2);
guitarclapAuthor Commented:
So by this you are counting the number of teams that have more points then the team then adding 1.  So if there are 9 teams with more points than the team wanted then they are #10. Perfect!
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