Gilas drops 3 down in world rankings, Perlas climbs

Philippines is now ranked No. 30 down 3 places in the FIBA World Ranking for Men updated last October 11, 2017.

With the entry of Australia and New Zealand in the Continental Cups, Philippines now only ranked No. 5 in Asia with Australia at No. 1, Iran at No 2, China at No. 3 and New Zealand at No. 4.

Biggest jump was Netherlands who was plus 38 in the Rankings while Libya went down farthest with a minus 70.

Asia Cup champion Australia moved one notch up to No. 9 in the world ranking while Iran stayed at No. 22, China dropped from No. 14 to No. 24 while New Zealand gained a big seven-rung improvement to No. 27.

The Top 10 in the men’s side are the USA, Spain, Serbia, France, Argentina, Lithuania, Slovenia, Croatia, Australia and Brazil. In the distaff side, it’s the USA, Spain, France, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Serbia, Brazil and China.

Korea, third placer in the 2017 Asia Cup behind Australia and Iran, is at No. 6 followed by Jordan, Japan, Lebanon and Chinese Taipei to round out the Top 10.

From 11th to 20th are India, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

Philippines stayed in the Top Five with their recent seventh-place finish in the FIBA Asian meet. In the women’s rankings, the Philippines was among the climbers after its seventh-place finish in the Asian tournament in Bangalore, India. That finish preserved Team Philippines’ spot in Division I play in FIBA Asia women’s competition.

Perlas Pilipinas is now No. 47 in the world and No. 7 in Asia behind China, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, India and Kazakhstan.

Southeast Asian Games medalist Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia are ranked behind the Philippines.

The United States and Spain kept their 1-2 positions in both the men’s and women’s world rankings.