FIBA Women's World Ranking

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Top 20 Rankings as of 9 August 2021 [1]
RankChangeTeamPoints
1Steady2.svgFlag of the United States.svg  United States 829.3
2Increase2.svg 1Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 685.1
3Decrease2.svg 1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 677.0
4Steady2.svgFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 659.5
5Steady2.svgFlag of France.svg  France 645.8
6Steady2.svgFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 642.3
7Increase2.svg 2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 606.3
8Increase2.svg 2Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 600.7
9Decrease2.svg 1Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 588.1
10Decrease2.svg 3Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 587.2
11Steady2.svgFlag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 491.0
12Steady2.svgFlag of Russia.svg  Russia 441.8
13Increase2.svg 1Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 387.0
14Increase2.svg 1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 363.3
15Decrease2.svg 2Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 361.8
16Increase2.svg 1Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 361.2
17Increase2.svg 6Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 360.6
18Increase2.svg 2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 352.4
19Steady2.svgFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 335.5
20Increase2.svg 2Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 319.0

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.

Contents

Calculation

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

Until 2019

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' weights

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]

NumberEventWeight
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 points

Map of FIBA World Ranking for women FIFA World Rankings for Women.png
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 rankPoints
Gold medal (1st)50
Silver medal (2nd)40
Bronze medal (3rd)30
4th15
5th14
6th13
7th12
8th11
9th10
10th9
11th8
12th7
13th6
14th5
15th4
16th3
17th2
18th and below1

Cycle and updates

Historical #1 teams
United States women's national basketball teamFIBA Women's World Ranking

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:

Example

The United States' 1000.0 points were calculated by this method:

TournamentFinishPointsWeightResult
2010 FIBA World Championship for Women 1st505250
2011 FIBA Americas Championship for Women DNP00.80
Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics 1st505250
2013 FIBA Americas Championship for Women DNP00.80
2014 FIBA World Championship for Women 1st505250
2015 FIBA Americas Championship for Women DNP00.80
Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics 1st505250
2017 FIBA Women's AmeriCup DNP00.80
Total1000.0

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.

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References

  1. "FIBA Ranking for Women". FIBA . Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  2. "FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)". FIBA. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  3. 1 2 3 FIBA.com: How it works