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Basketball, updated world rankings. Italy men 10th, women 15th. The United States is in charge

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In February and March the world rankings for national selections were updated by FIBA . For women, the new ranking arrived on February 15, while the world championship qualifications are expected for men (March 9, to be exact). Let’s go and see the situation at the top and for what concerns Italy.

Before doing so, however, it should be noted that different weights are assigned to competitions based on various basic factors : the results of the games, the value of the opponent, the stage of the competition in question, the importance of the same and how long ago. has been disputed, up to 8 previous years. Basically, the results from 2014 onwards currently count, according to a system that in some ways recalls the OWGR of golf (which is however on a two-year basis, in addition to the fact that the comparison here is with an individual sport). Explanations are available in two PDFs issued by FIBA ​​for both men and women .

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MALE RANKING

Here Italy occupies the tenth position : compared to the previous ranking, a place was lost due to the defeat against Iceland and the simultaneous double victory of Greece against Turkey. The ranking is, needless to say, commanded by the United States.

1 United States 763.4
2 Spain 724
3 Australia 691.9
4 France 673.4 (+1)
5 Slovenia 671.2 (-1)
6 Serbia 664.8
7 Argentina 654.1
8 Lithuania 651.4
9 Greece 650.9 (+1)
10 Italy 645.1 (-1)
11 Germany 603.9
12 Czech Republic 577.3
13 Poland 560.6
14 Brazil 553.6 (+1)
15 Russia 551.7 (-1)
16 Turkey 504.6
17 Venezuela 504.5
18 Canada 501.5
19 Puerto Rico 476.2
20 Dominican Republic 474.8

FEMALE RANKING

The States, and it could not be otherwise, dominate here even more widely than the male counterpart, by virtue of the results and dose of immense talent available. The major shock was caused by the qualifying tournaments for the World Cup: this is why Italy, stuck at the level of FIBA ​​competitions until next November, lost two positions.

1 United States 823.9
2 Spain 685.7
3 Australia 678
4 Canada 661.6
5 Belgium 651.2 (+1)
6 France 637.7 (-1)
7 China 631.8
8 Japan 606.1
9 Turkey 591.4
10 Serbia 589.5
11 Belarus 493.7
12 Russia 476.6
13 South Korea 431.3 (+1)
14 Nigeria 421.4 (+1)
15 Italy 397.5 (-2)
16 Brazil 395.1 (+1)
17 Puerto Rico 379.8 (+1)
18 Greece 361.7 (-2)
19 Sweden 350.5
20 Montenegro 319.9

Credit: Ciamillo


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