FIH World Rankings

Men's Top 20 Rankings as of 1 March 2020[1]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  Belgium 2481.34
2 Steady  Australia 2393.58
3 Steady  Netherlands 2237.61
4 Increase 1  India 2064.14
5 Decrease 1  Argentina 1964.67
6 Steady  Germany 1926.62
7 Steady  England 1780.95
8 Steady  New Zealand 1580.53
9 Steady  Spain 1559.96
10 Steady  Canada 1417.37
11 Steady  Malaysia 1318
12 Steady  France 1218
13 Steady  Ireland 1193
14 Steady  South Africa 1160.06
15 Steady  Japan 1005
16 Steady  South Korea 965
17 Steady  Pakistan 910
18 Steady  Wales 855.47
19 Steady  Scotland 806.77
20 Steady  Austria 803
*Change from 3 February 2020
Women's Top 20 Rankings as of 1 March 2020[2]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  Netherlands 2626.03
2 Steady  Australia 2111.21
3 Steady  Argentina 2076.29
4 Steady  Germany 2006.68
5 Steady  England 1911.24
6 Steady  New Zealand 1818.98
7 Steady  Spain 1802.13
8 Steady  Ireland 1583.09
9 Steady  India 1543
10 Steady  China 1521
11 Steady  Belgium 1507.77
12 Steady  South Korea 1480
13 Steady  Japan 1286.69
14 Increase 1  Canada 1263
15 Decrease 1  United States 1215
16 Steady  South Africa 1066.23
17 Steady  Italy 1004
18 Steady  Chile 866.1
19 Steady  Russia 846
20 Steady  Malaysia 808
*Change from 3 February 2020

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]

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 the continental tournaments. 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.

New calculation methodEdit

From 2020 onwards the FIH will use a match-based world rankings system similar to the ones being used in rugby union and association football.[5]

Rank leadersEdit

Men's at the end of each year
Year Team
Present   Belgium
2019   Australia
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
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011   Argentina
2010
2009   Netherlands
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003   Argentina

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 1 March 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 1 March 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  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.
  5. ^ "FIH creates Hockey5s World Cup". fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.

External linksEdit