FIBA Women's World Ranking

Top 20 Rankings as of 12 February 2020[1]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  United States 832.9
2 Steady  Australia 714.5
3 Steady  Spain 692.2
4 Steady  Canada 649.3
5 Steady  France 640.8
6 Steady  Turkey 598.7
7 Increase 2  Belgium 585.7
7 Decrease 1  Serbia 579.4
8 Decrease 1  China 571.5
10 Steady  Japan 540.1
11 Steady  Belarus 475.1
12 Steady  Russia 400.9
13 Steady  Greece 368.0
14 Increase 3  Nigeria 366.6
15 Steady  Brazil 365.9
16 Decrease 2  Italy 345.4
17 Decrease 1  Czech Republic 334.0
18 Steady  Great Britain 335.6
19 Steady  South Korea 333.3
20 Increase 2  Sweden 315.0
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.

CalculationEdit

Since November 2019, FIBA uses a game-based system similar to the men's ranking.

Until 2019Edit

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' weightsEdit

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 pointsEdit

 
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 updatesEdit

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:

ExampleEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking for Women". FIBA. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  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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