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Men's Top 20 Rankings as of 22 January 2019[1]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  Belgium 2246
2 Steady  Australia 2231
3 Steady  Netherlands 2079
4 Steady  Argentina 1908
5 Steady  India 1765
6 Steady  Germany 1681
7 Steady  England 1551
8 Steady  New Zealand 1228
9 Steady  Spain 1133
10 Steady  Canada 1067
11 Steady  Ireland 1030
12 Steady  Pakistan 1028
13 Steady  Malaysia 953
14 Steady  China 843
15 Steady  France 839
16 Steady  South Africa 765
17 Steady  South Korea 740
18 Steady  Japan 675
19 Steady  Austria 638
20 Steady  Egypt 618
*Change from 16 December 2018
Women's Top 20 Rankings as of 22 January 2019[2]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  Netherlands 2550
2 Steady  England 1856
3 Steady  Australia 1850
4 Steady  Argentina 1790
5 Steady  Germany 1601
6 Steady  New Zealand 1525
7 Steady  Spain 1451
8 Steady  Ireland 1380
9 Steady  India 1188
10 Steady  China 1178
11 Steady  South Korea 1151
12 Steady  United States 1074
13 Steady  Belgium 1045
14 Steady  Japan 1018
15 Steady  South Africa 893
16 Steady  Chile 890
17 Steady  Italy 816
18 Steady  Scotland 598
19 Steady  Czech Republic 534
20 Steady  Belarus 529
*Change from 25 November 2018

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.[3]

Contents

Uses of the rankingsEdit

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 the World Cup.[4]

Calculation methodEdit

OverviewEdit

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 championshipsEdit

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 LeadersEdit

Men's at the end of each year
Year Team
Present   Belgium
2018   Belgium
2017   Australia
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012   Germany
2011   Australia
2010
2009   Germany
2008
2007
2006
2005   Australia
2004   Germany
2003
Women's at the end of each year
Year Team
Present   Netherlands
2018   Netherlands
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011   Argentina
2010
2009   Netherlands
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003   Argentina

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "FIH Hero World Rankings January 2019 – Men" (PDF). FIH. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "FIH Hero World Rankings January 2019 – Women" (PDF). FIH. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  3. ^ "FIH to introduce world rankings". The Hindu. 2 September 2003. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  4. ^ "FIH World Ranking System" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 22 December 2012.

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