FIH World Rankings

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Men's
Top 25 Rankings as of October 2016
Rank Team Points
1 ( Steady )  Australia 2190
2 ( Steady )  Argentina 1985
3 ( Steady )  Netherlands 1961
4 ( Steady )  Germany 1950
5 ( Steady )  Belgium 1899
6 ( Steady )  India 1697
7 ( Steady )  England 1554
8 ( Steady )  New Zealand 1456
9 ( Steady )  Spain 1251
10 ( Steady )  Ireland 1142
11 ( Steady )  South Korea 1061
12 ( Steady )  Canada 1019
13 ( Steady )  Pakistan 971
14 ( Steady )  Malaysia 902
15 ( Steady )  South Africa 757
16 ( Steady )  Japan 714
17 ( Steady )  France 695
18 ( Steady )  China 612
19 ( Steady )  Poland 584
20 ( Steady )  Egypt 564
21 ( Increase 1 )  Austria 536
22 ( Decrease 1 )  Russia 535
23 ( Increase 1 )  Czech Republic 417
24 ( Decrease 1 )  Brazil 415
25 ( Steady )  Chile 410
Complete rankings at FIH.ch
Women's
Top 25 Rankings as of August 2016
Rank Team Points
1 ( Steady )  Netherlands 2335
2 ( Steady )  England 2040
3 ( Steady )  Argentina 1986
4 ( Steady )  Australia 1934
5 ( Steady )  New Zealand 1839
6 ( Steady )  United States 1781
7 ( Steady )  Germany 1730
8 ( Steady )  China 1496
9 ( Steady )  South Korea 1369
10 ( Steady )  Japan 1174
11 ( Steady )  Spain 1091
12 ( Steady )  India 1070
13 ( Steady )  South Africa 901
14 ( Steady )  Belgium 861
15 ( Steady )  Italy 645
16 ( Steady )  Ireland 622
17 ( Steady )  Scotland 603
18 ( Steady )  Canada 539
19 ( Steady )  Belarus 500
20 ( Steady )  Poland 497
21 ( Steady )  Malaysia 486
22 ( Increase 1 )  Chile 444
23 ( Decrease 1 )  Uruguay 444
24 ( Steady )  France 414
25 ( Steady )  Azerbaijan 411
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]

Uses of the rankings[edit]

The rankings were introduced to overcome the criticism of fixing when drawing the pools for each tournament. It also determines the quotas for tournaments 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.

Rank Leaders[edit]

Men's at the end of each year
Year Team
2013–16  Australia
2012  Germany
2010–11  Australia
2006–09  Germany
2002–05  Australia
2000–01  Pakistan
Women's at the end of each year
Year Team
2012–16  Netherlands
2010–11  Argentina
2004–09  Netherlands
2002–03  Argentina
2000–01  Netherlands

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]