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FIBA World Rankings

Top 10 nations
Men # Women
United States 23x15px 1 23x15px United States
Spain 23x15px 2 23x15px Australia
Argentina 23x15px 3 23x15px Spain
Lithuania 23x15px 4 23x15px France
France 23x15px 5 23x15px Russia
Russia 23x15px 6 23x15px Czech Republic
Serbia 23x15px 7 23x15px Brazil
Turkey 23x15px 8 23x15px China
Brazil 23x15px 9 23x15px Belarus
Greece 23x15px 10 23x15px Canada
Historical #1 teams

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The FIBA bwin World Rankings are FIBA's rankings of national basketball teams. Sponsored by bwin, FIBA ranks men's and women's national teams in both senior and junior competitions. It also publishes combined rankings for all competitions in both genders.

Not included are ranking for 3x3, which is by individual player.

Calculation

Only FIBA tournaments for full five-a-side teams are used in calculations for the tournaments. Other tournaments, such as regional championships, invitationals, and friendlies are not included. Also not counted are tournaments in FIBA's official competition for three-on-three halfcourt basketball, 3x3.[1]

Events' weights

Each FIBA event has a weight, partly based on the strength of the various national teams participating:[1]

Men Ranking

Number Event Weight
2 FIBA Basketball World Cup 5
2 Olympic basketball tournaments 5
4 FIBA Africa Championship 0.2
4 FIBA Americas Championship 0.8
4 FIBA Asia Championship 0.3
4 FIBA EuroBasket 1
4 FIBA Oceania Championship 0.1

Women Ranking

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

Competition ranking points

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Map of FIBA World Ranking for men
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Map of FIBA World Ranking for women

As opposed to football (soccer) 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.[1]

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

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.[1]

This means that in every computation, there are:

Example

The United States' 1040.0 points were calculated by this method:

Tournament Finish Points Weight Result
2007 FIBA Americas Championship 1st 50 0.8 40
Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics 1st 50 5 250
2009 FIBA Americas Championship DNP 0 0.8 0
2010 FIBA World Championship 1st 50 5 250
2011 FIBA Americas Championship DNP 0 0.8 0
Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics 1st 50 5 250
2013 FIBA Americas Championship DNP 0 0.8 0
2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup 1st 50 5 250
Total 1040.0

Iran's 99.2 points were calculated by this method:

Tournament Finish Points Weight Result
2007 FIBA Asia Championship 1st 50 0.3 15
Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics 11th 8 5 40
2009 FIBA Asia Championship 1st 50 0.3 15
2010 FIBA World Championship 19th 1 5 5
2011 FIBA Asia Championship 5th 14 0.3 4.2
Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics DNQ 0 0 0
2013 FIBA Asia Championship 1st 50 0.3 15
2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup 20th 1 5 5
Total 99.2

After the conclusion of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the points gained from the 2006 World Championship were replaced with those gained from the 2014 World Cup.

Rankings

Notes and references