The FIH World Ranking is a ranking system for men's and women's national teams in field hockey. The teams of the member nations of International Hockey Federation (FIH), field hockey's world governing body, are ranked based on their game results. The rankings were introduced in October 2003.
A points system is used, with points being awarded based on the final classification of all FIH-recognised tournaments. Rankings are based on a team's performance over the last four years, and will update once a major tournament finished.
The rankings were introduced to overcome the criticism of fixing when determine the pool of each tournament. It also determine the quotas of the tournament such as the Olympic Games and also the World Cup.
All of the FIH-recognised, including qualifying and continental tournaments for last four years are included in ranking points calculation. However, the past results will be deducted by the percentage set by the FIH as shown by the tabulated below.
FIH had set the total allocated points for continental tournament. However, a different percentage was set to differ the standard of regional field hockey. Currently, only Europe had full 100% points allocation for all classification while the others had only several finishers with full points allocation. Africa is the sole continent with neither men's or women's tournament had full points allocation.