Team Canada Men and Women move up on FIBA World Rankings
— Lizanne Murphy (@LizzieMurph) August 25, 2016
The rankings were updated after Olympic events concluded, while the Combined Rankings, which have not been updated since November, still seat Canada at #7.
The ranking is calculated within the scope of a 2 Olympic Games cycle, including regional qualifying competitions at FIBA Zone level. Whenever a new championship is played the oldest championship of that category drops out. The FIBA Ranking is then recalculated.
Team Canada’s Men, who face stiffer competition in the Americas region, sit #24 globally between Angola and Iran. In the Americas rankings, Canada is seeded #8 behind USA, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Mexico. The Canadians are poised to advance in these rankings with the swell of professional talent hailing from North of the border, but missed out on a chance to compete at the Olympics this year after losing in the Manila qualifiers earlier in the summer.
Team Canada’s Women, who have found more success internationally and advanced out of Group play during their recent Olympic run, sit between Czech Republic and Turkey in the #6 spot. The Women’s team ranks only behind the United States in the Americas region.