FIBA World Rankings

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Top 10 nations
Men # Women
United States  1  United States
Spain  2  Australia
Argentina  3  Russia
Lithuania  4  Czech Republic
Greece  5  France
Russia  6  Spain
Turkey  7  Brazil
France  8  China
Australia  9  Canada
Brazil  10  Belarus
Historical #1 teams

United States national basketball team Argentina national basketball team Serbia national basketball team United States basketball football team

United States women's national basketball team

The FIBA bwin World Rankings are FIBA's rankings of national basketball teams. Sponsored by bwin, FIBA ranks men's and women's national teams in both senior and junior competitions. It also publishes combined rankings for all competitions in both genders.

Not included are ranking for 3x3, which is by individual player.

Calculation[edit]

Only FIBA tournaments for full five-a-side teams are used in calculations for the tournaments. Other tournaments, such as regional championships, invitationals, and friendlies are not included. Also not counted are tournaments in FIBA's official competition for three-on-three halfcourt basketball, 3x3.[1]

Events' weights[edit]

Each FIBA event has a weight, partly based on the strength of the various national teams participating:[1]

Men Ranking[edit]

Number Event Weight
2 FIBA Basketball World Cup 5
2 Olympic basketball tournaments 5
4 FIBA Africa Championship 0.2
4 FIBA Americas Championship 0.8
4 FIBA Asia Championship 0.3
4 FIBA EuroBasket 1
4 FIBA Oceania Championship 0.1

Women Ranking[edit]

Number Event Weight
2 FIBA World Championship for Women 5
2 Olympic basketball tournaments 5
4 FIBA Africa Championship for Women 0.2
4 FIBA Americas Championship for Women 0.8
4 FIBA Asia Championship for Women 0.3
4 EuroBasket Women 1
4 FIBA Oceania Championship for Women 0.1

Competition ranking points[edit]

Map of FIBA World Ranking for men
Map of FIBA World Ranking for women

As opposed to football (soccer) tournaments, teams still have to go through a series of consolation and classification rounds even if they've been eliminated from title contention, so that a complete ranking of the teams will be possible.[1]

Competition rank Points
Gold medal (1st) 50
Silver medal (2nd) 40
Bronze medal (3rd) 30
4th 15
5th 14
6th 13
7th 12
8th 11
9th 10
10th 9
11th 8
12th 7
13th 6
14th 5
15th 4
16th 3
17th 2
18th and below 1

Cycle and updates[edit]

The calculations are done after the tournaments stated above in a group of two Olympic cycles (8 years). The oldest tournament outside the 8-year period is discarded and replaced with the newest competition.[1]

This means that in every computation, there are:

Example[edit]

The United States' 940.0 points was arrived at by this method:

Tournament Finish Points Weight Result
2006 FIBA World Championship 3rd 30 5 150
2007 FIBA Americas Championship 1st 50 0.8 40
Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics 1st 50 5 250
2009 FIBA Americas Championship DNP 0 0.8 0
2010 FIBA World Championship 1st 50 5 250
2011 FIBA Americas Championship DNP 0 0.8 0
Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics 1st 50 5 250
2013 FIBA Americas Championship DNP 0 0.8 0
Total 940

Iran's 94.2 points was arrived at by this method:

Tournament Finish Points Weight Result
2006 FIBA World Championship DNQ 0 0 0
2007 FIBA Asia Championship 1st 50 0.3 15
Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics 11th 8 5 40
2009 FIBA Asia Championship 1st 50 0.3 15
2010 FIBA World Championship 19th 1 5 5
2011 FIBA Asia Championship 5th 14 0.3 4.2
Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics DNQ 0 0 0
2013 FIBA Asia Championship 1st 50 0.3 15
Total 94.2

At the conclusion of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the points gained from the 2006 World Championship will be replaced with those gain from the 2014 World Cup.

Rankings[edit]

Notes and references[edit]