Wednesday, October 08, 2014

IBAF World Rankings 2014

Baseball's Current Official World Rankings Recognised by WBSC.

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As of 8-Oct 2014

Rank Nation  Points 
2013 Trending
1 USA USA
766.02
1 --
2 Japan Japan
705.18
2 --
3 Cuba Cuba
612.98
3 --
4 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
505.48 4 --
5 Netherlands Netherlands 419.50
6 1
6 Canada Canada 353.52
7 1
7 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 349.18
5 2
8 Korea South Korea 280.90 8 --
9 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 276.50
9 --
10 Venezuela Venezuela 247.00
10 --
11 Italy Italy
178.18
11 --
12 Panama Panama 128.42
13 1
13 Mexico Mexico 123.28
12
1
14 Brazil Brazil 116.61
15
1
15 Australia Australia 105.82
14 1
16 Spain Spain 105.52
17 1
17 Germany Germany 78.90
19
2
18 Colombia Colombia 69.00
16 2
19 China China 68.25 20 1
20 Israel Israel 55.47
26 6
21 Philippines Philippines 52.40
23 2
22 Pakistan Pakistan 51.00 21 1
23 Great Britain Great Britain 50.56
24 1
24 France France 46.75 32 8
25 New Zealand New Zealand 44.00
28 3
26 Czech Republic Czech Republic 42.93 27
27 Argentina Argentina 42.91
22 5
28 Nicaragua Nicaragua 40.77
18 10
29 South Africa South Africa 33.00
31
2
30 Thailand Thailand 30.50 25 5
31 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 30.00
30
1
32 Russia Russia 24.85 34 2
33 Hong Kong Hong Kong 22.14 29 4
34 Ecuador Ecuador 20.00
35 1
35 Afghanistan Afghanistan 18.75 
33 2
36 Belgium Belgium 18.00 37 1
37 Curacao Curacao 15.00
38 1
38 Indonesia Indonesia 14.00
39
1
39 Austria Austria 12.28
43
40 Slovenia Slovenia 12.25
61 21
41 Honduras Honduras
11.18
41 -- 
42 Greece Greece 11.13 36 6
43 Croatia Croatia 10.25 42 1
44 Guam Guam 10.00
45 1
45 Ukraine Ukraine
9.69
44
1
46 Peru Peru 9.50
47 1
47 Romania Romania 8.92
64 17
48 Aruba Aruba 8.64
46
2
49 Chile Chile 7.50
48 1
49
Iran Iran
7.50
48
1
49 Nepal Nepal 7.50
48
1
49
Palau Palau 7.50
48
1
53 Sweden Sweden 7.13 40 13
54 Hungary Hungary 6.35
65
11
55 Ireland Ireland 6.24
60
5
56 Bulgaria Bulgaria 6.04
53
3
57 Lithuania Lithuania 6.01
54
3
58 Guatemala Guatemala 5.00
52
6
59 Switzerland Switzerland 4.92
55
4
60 Slovakia Slovakia 4.63
56
4
61 Poland Poland 4.58
57
4
62 Belarus Belarus 4.15
58
4
63 New Caledonia New Caledonia 3.75
59
4
64 Finland Finland 3.52
69
5
65 Latvia Latvia 2.45
71
6
66 Fiji Fiji 2.00
62
4
67 Mongolia Mongolia 1.75 63 4
68 Georgia Georgia 1.03
66 2
69 Bolivia Bolivia 0.50
70 1
70 American Samoa American Samoa 0.25
72 2
70 Malaysia Malaysia 0.25
72 2
70 Norway Norway 0.25
NR/75
5
70 Serbia Serbia 0.25
72
2
NR Armenia Armenia 0.00 NR --
NR Bahamas Bahamas 0.00 67 7
NR British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands 0.00 NR --
NR Brunei Brunei 0.00 NR --
NR Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 0.00 NR --
NR CameroonCameroon 0.00 NR --
NR Cook Islands Cook Islands 0.00 NR --
NR Costa Rica Costa Rica 0.00 NR --
NR Cyprus Cyprus 0.00 NR --
NR Denmark Denmark 0.00 NR --
NR El Salvador El Salvador 0.00 NR --
NR Estonia Estonia 0.00 NR --
NR Federated States of Micronesia Fed. States of Micronesia 0.00 NR --
NR Ghana Ghana 0.00 NR --
NR Guyana Guyana 0.00 NR --
NR Haiti Haiti 0.00 NR --
NR Iceland Iceland 0.00 NR --
NR India India 0.00 NR --
NR Iraq Iraq 0.00 NR --
NR Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 0.00 NR --
NR  Jamaica Jamaica 0.00 NR  --
NR  Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 0.00 NR  --
NR  Kenya Kenya
0.00 NR --
NR  Lesotho Lesotho 0.00 NR --
NR  Liberia Liberia 0.00 NR  --
NR Mali Mali 0.00 NR  --
NR Malta Malta 0.00 NR  --
NR Marshall Islands Marshall Islands 0.00 NR --
NR Moldova Moldova 0.00 NR --
NR Morocco Morocco 0.00 NR --
NR Myanmar 0.00 NR --
NR Namibia Namibia 0.00 NR --
NR Nigeria Nigeria 0.00 NR --
NR North Korea North Korea 0.00 NR --
NR Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 0.00 NR --
NR Portugal Portugal 0.00
NR --
NR Saipan Saipan 0.00
NR
--
NR Samoa Samoa 0.00 NR --
NR San Marino San Marino 0.00 NR --
NR Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 0.00 NR --
NR Singapore Singapore 0.00 NR --
NR Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 0.00 NR --
NR Togo Togo 0.00 NR --
NR Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 0.00 NR
--
NR Tunisia Tunisia 0.00 NR
--
NR Turkey Turkey 0.00 NR --
NR Uganda Uganda 0.00 NR --
NR United States Virgin Islands US Virgin Islands 0.00 67 7
NR Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 0.00 NR --
NR Zambia Zambia 0.00 NR --
NR Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 0.00 NR --

NR = Not Ranked

RANKINGS METHODOLOGY
(New System to be Implemented beginning in 2015)

A multiplier is used in awarding points, based on the prestige of the tournament and the quality of the teams involved. The table below is in accordance with the International Baseball schedule approved by the IBAF in July 2012.  Below are the multipliers that will be used beginning in 2012.

The Premier 12 and Baseball World Cups

Premier 12                                              (To be determined) 

2017 World Baseball Classic              (To Be Determined) 

U21 & U18 Baseball World Cups       2x (Winner receives 50 points, multiplied by 2 for a total of 100 points)

U15 & U12 Baseball World Cups       1x (Winner receives 50 points)

 

Continental Championships/Qualifiers

Continental Championships, Continental Qualifiers, and all other IBAF-sponsored International Events will receive a multiplier based on the number of top-10 teams from the previous year-end rankings that are entered in the tournament. (See below)

              2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers: TBD

1.00× - Continental Championships/Qualifying Tournaments, where 3 or more competing teams are in the previous year-end top 10

0.75× - Continental Championships/Qualifying Tournaments, where 2 competing teams are in the previous year-end top 10

0.50× - Continental Championships/Qualifying Tournaments, where 1 competing team is in the previous year-end top 10

0.25× - Continental Championships/Qualifying Tournaments, where no competing teams are in the previous year-end top 10

Head-to-head/Friendlies

Ranking Points to be awarded
A win over a top 10-team is worth 20 points
A win over a team from 11th - 20th is worth 10 points
A win over a team from 21st - 30th is worth 5 points
A win over a team outside the top 30 is worth 2 points

NB: Only those games that strictly involve only IBAF National Federation Members' “National Teams” will be recognised, sanctioned and have IBAF rankings implications

Competitions between any National Team and a Club Teams falls under the jurisdiction of the IBAF and requires IBAF's Sanctioning as per the IBAf Statutes Ch. 6 art. 43 and 44. Such competitions are categorised as “exhibition” games and will not impact the IBAF World Rankings.