FIH World Rankings

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Men's
Top 25 Rankings as of March 2015
Rank Team Points
1 ( Steady )  Australia 1933
2 ( Steady )  Netherlands 1800
3 ( Steady )  Germany 1673
4 ( Increase 1 )  Belgium 1535
5 ( Decrease 1 )  England 1508
6 ( Steady )  Argentina 1454
7 ( Steady )  New Zealand 1421
8 ( Steady )  South Korea 1358
9 ( Steady )  India 1339
10 ( Steady )  Pakistan 1150
11 ( Steady )  Spain 1088
12 ( Steady )  Malaysia 1031
13 ( Steady )  South Africa 934
14 ( Increase 1 )  Ireland 870
15 ( Decrease 1 )  Canada 868
16 ( Steady )  Japan 835
17 ( Steady )  Poland 703
18 ( Steady )  France 695
19 ( Steady )  Russia 636
20 ( Increase 1 )  Egypt 588
21 ( Increase 2 )  Oman 570
22 ( Steady )  Austria 535
23 ( Decrease 3 )  Czech Republic 514
24 ( Steady )  Ukraine 445
25 ( Steady )  Chile 405
Complete rankings at FIH.ch
Women's
Top 25 Rankings as of March 2015
Rank Team Points
1 ( Steady )  Netherlands 1938
2 ( Steady )  Australia 1848
3 ( Steady )  Argentina 1818
4 ( Steady )  New Zealand 1575
5 ( Increase 3 )  United States 1440
6 ( Increase 1 )  Germany 1438
7 ( Decrease 2 )  China 1433
8 ( Decrease 2 )  England 1412
9 ( Steady )  South Korea 1369
10 ( Steady )  Japan 1345
11 ( Steady )  South Africa 1121
12 ( Steady )  Belgium 1094
13 ( Steady )  India 949
14 ( Steady )  Ireland 855
15 ( Steady )  Spain 844
16 ( Increase 1 )  Italy 653
17 ( Decrease 1 )  Scotland 620
18 ( Steady )  Belarus 619
19 ( Steady )  Azerbaijan 591
20 ( Increase 2 )  Canada 553
21 ( Steady )  Malaysia 550
22 ( Decrease 2 )  Chile 529
23 ( Increase 3 )  Poland 448
24 ( Steady )  France 435
25 ( Decrease 2 )  Russia 418
Complete rankings at FIH.ch

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.[1]

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.

Uses of the rankings[edit]

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.[2]

Calculation method[edit]

Overview[edit]

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.

Year Points percentage included
Year 4 100%
Year 3 75%
Year 2 50%
Year 1 25%
Total points

Continental championships[edit]

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.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "FIH to introduce world rankings". The Hindu. 2 September 2003. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "FIH World Ranking System". International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 

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