FIBA Women's World Ranking

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Top 20 Rankings as of 1 October 2018[1]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  United States 1000.0
2  Spain 690.0
3 Increase 1  Australia 597.0
4 Decrease 1  France 550.0
5 Steady  Canada 381.0
6 Increase 1  Turkey 353.0
7 Increase 3  China 287.0
8 Steady  Serbia 278.0
9  Brazil 218.0
10 Increase 3  Japan 184.0
11 Steady  Russia 154.0
12 Decrease 6  Czech Republic 152.0
13 Decrease 1  Belarus 138.0
14 Steady  Cuba 127.8
15  Argentina 119.2
16 Increase 12  Belgium 105.0
17 Steady  Senegal 102.0
18 Decrease 2  South Korea 92.5
19 Increase 15  Nigeria 76.6
20 Decrease 2  Angola 75.6
Complete rankings at FIBA.basketball

The FIBA Women's World Ranking is the FIBA's rankings of national women's basketball teams. FIBA ranks women's national teams in both senior and junior competitions. It also publishes combined rankings for all competitions involving both sexes.

Calculation[edit]

FIBA still uses the competition-based system to determine its women's rankings. As noted above, this system was also used to determine men's rankings prior to 2017. FIBA has announced that it will introduce a game-based ranking procedure similar to that currently used for men's rankings in the indeterminate future.[2]

Events' weights[edit]

FIBA uses a weighted arithmetic mean to determine the statistical weight of each of the tournaments. Each event is assigned point weight that is based partly on how competitive the tournament is and partly on which national teams are participating:[3]

Number Event Weight
2 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 5
2 Olympic basketball tournaments 5
4 AfroBasket Women 0.2
4 FIBA Women's AmeriCup 0.8
4 FIBA Asia Women's Cup 0.3
4 EuroBasket Women 1
4 FIBA Oceania Women's Championship 0.1

Competition ranking points[edit]

Map of FIBA World Ranking for women

As opposed to football 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.[3]

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]

Historical #1 teams
United States women's national basketball team

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.[3]

This means that in every computation, there are:

Example[edit]

The United States' 1000.0 points were calculated by this method:

Tournament Finish Points Weight Result
2010 FIBA World Championship for Women 1st 50 5 250
2011 FIBA Americas Championship for Women DNP 0 0.8 0
Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics 1st 50 5 250
2013 FIBA Americas Championship for Women DNP 0 0.8 0
2014 FIBA World Championship for Women 1st 50 5 250
2015 FIBA Americas Championship for Women DNP 0 0.8 0
Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics 1st 50 5 250
2017 FIBA Women's AmeriCup DNP 0 0.8 0
Total 1000.0

After the conclusion of the 2017 continental championships, the points gained from the 2009 continental championships were replaced with those gained from the 2017 editions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking for Women". FIBA. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  2. ^ "FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)". FIBA. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b c FIBA.com: How it works

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