FIH World Rankings

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Men's
Top 20 Rankings as of July 2018
Rank Team Points
1 ( Steady )  Australia 1906
2 ( Steady )  Argentina 1883
3 ( Steady )  Belgium 1709
4 ( Steady )  Netherlands 1654
5 ( Increase 1 )  India 1484
6 ( Decrease 1 )  Germany 1456
7 ( Steady )  England 1220
8 ( Steady )  Spain 1105
9 ( Steady )  New Zealand 1103
10 ( Steady )  Ireland 910
11 ( Steady )  Canada 882
12 ( Steady )  Malaysia 843
13 ( Steady )  Pakistan 818
14 ( Steady )  South Korea 740
15 ( Steady )  South Africa 680
16 ( Steady )  Japan 625
17 ( Steady )  China 593
18 ( Increase 1 )  Austria 563
19 ( Increase 1 )  Egypt 543
20 ( Decrease 2 )  France 539
Complete rankings at FIH.ch
Women's
Top 20 Rankings as of August 2018
Rank Team Points
1 ( Steady )  Netherlands 2300
2 ( Steady )  England 1748
3 ( Increase 2 )  Australia 1640
4 ( Decrease 1 )  Argentina 1610
5 ( Increase 1 )  Germany 1551
6 ( Decrease 2 )  New Zealand 1475
7 ( Increase 4 )  Spain 1401
8 ( Increase 8 )  Ireland 1330
9 ( Increase 1 )  India 1138
10 ( Decrease 1 )  South Korea 1101
11 ( Decrease 3 )  China 1028
12 ( Decrease 5 )  United States 1024
13 ( Steady )  Belgium 995
14 ( Decrease 2 )  Japan 928
15 ( Decrease 1 )  South Africa 843
16 ( Decrease 1 )  Chile 815
17 ( Steady )  Italy 766
18 ( Steady )  Scotland 540
19 ( Steady )  Czech Republic 484
20 ( Steady )  Belarus 454
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
Present  Australia
2017  Australia
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012  Germany
2011  Australia
2010
2009  Germany
2008
2007
2006
2005  Australia
2004
2003
Women's at the end of each year
Year Team
Present  Netherlands
2017  Netherlands
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011  Argentina
2010
2009  Netherlands
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003  Argentina

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]