Soccer
FIFA Rankings Women
FIFA Rankings Women Last update: 13 Oct 22
# Team Pts
1
USA Women
USA Women
2087.48
2
Sweden Women
Sweden Women
2066.30
3
Germany Women
Germany Women
2064.75
4
England Women
England Women
2051.61
5
France Women
France Women
2023.09
6
Spain Women
Spain Women
1997.74
7
Canada Women
Canada Women
1997.31
8
Netherlands Women
Netherlands Women
1994.69
9
Brazil Women
Brazil Women
1989.98
10
Korea DPR Women
Korea DPR Women
1940.00
11
Japan Women
Japan Women
1918.16
12
Norway Women
Norway Women
1910.78
13
Australia Women
Australia Women
1903.10
14
Italy Women
Italy Women
1865.09
15
China Women
China Women
1862.87
16
Iceland Women
Iceland Women
1850.91
17
South Korea Women
South Korea Women
1849.16
18
Denmark Women
Denmark Women
1847.17
19
Austria Women
Austria Women
1793.68
20
Belgium Women
Belgium Women
1791.37
21
Switzerland Women
Switzerland Women
1777.65
22
New Zealand Women
New Zealand Women
1743.72
23
Portugal Women
Portugal Women
1742.25
24
Republic of Ireland Women
Republic of Ireland Women
1739.46
25
Scotland Women
Scotland Women
1727.97
26
Russia Women
Russia Women
1716.57
27
Colombia Women
Colombia Women
1706.46
28
Czech Republic Women
Czech Republic Women
1689.06
29
Argentina Women
Argentina Women
1660.37
30
Finland Women
Finland Women
1655.04
31
Wales Women
Wales Women
1652.67
32
Poland Women
Poland Women
1652.49
33
Ukraine Women
Ukraine Women
1644.97
34
Vietnam Women
Vietnam Women
1643.66
35
Mexico Women
Mexico Women
1623.10
36
Serbia Women
Serbia Women
1622.84
37
Costa Rica Women
Costa Rica Women
1604.91
38
Chile Women
Chile Women
1583.86
39
Romania Women
Romania Women
1581.28
40
Taiwan Women
Taiwan Women
1581.20
41
Thailand Women
Thailand Women
1555.00
42
Slovenia Women
Slovenia Women
1549.26
43
Jamaica Women
Jamaica Women
1544.86
44
Hungary Women
Hungary Women
1543.19
45
Nigeria Women
Nigeria Women
1537.65
46
Slovakia Women
Slovakia Women
1534.03
47
Uzbekistan Women
Uzbekistan Women
1523.83
48
Myanmar Women
Myanmar Women
1517.95
49
Northern Ireland Women
Northern Ireland Women
1516.47
50
Papua New Guinea Women
Papua New Guinea Women
1512.43
51
Paraguay Women
Paraguay Women
1508.56
52
Venezuela Women
Venezuela Women
1494.40
53
Philippines Women
Philippines Women
1483.06
54
South Africa Women
South Africa Women
1462.12
55
Belarus Women
Belarus Women
1447.37
56
Haiti Women
Haiti Women
1445.71
57
Panama Women
Panama Women
1432.87
58
Cameroon Women
Cameroon Women
1417.44
59
Ghana Women
Ghana Women
1416.77
60
Croatia Women
Croatia Women
1410.32
61
India Women
India Women
1405.79
62
Greece Women
Greece Women
1404.05
63
Bosnia-Herzegovina Women
Bosnia-Herzegovina Women
1392.46
65
Jordan Women
Jordan Women
1375.37
66
Uruguay Women
Uruguay Women
1374.14
68
Ecuador Women
Ecuador Women
1370.61
70
Israel Women
Israel Women
1360.76
71
Fiji Women
Fiji Women
1345.58
72
Equatorial Guinea Women
Equatorial Guinea Women
1344.47
73
Albania Women
Albania Women
1342.43
74
Peru Women
Peru Women
1334.47
75
Trinidad & Tobago Women
Trinidad & Tobago Women
1318.11
76
Morocco Women
Morocco Women
1315.57
77
Hong Kong Women
Hong Kong Women
1314.35
78
Tunisia Women
Tunisia Women
1298.60
79
Azerbaijan Women
Azerbaijan Women
1296.27
80
Algeria Women
Algeria Women
1288.27
81
Zambia Women
Zambia Women
1282.50
82
Mali Women
Mali Women
1273.24
83
Guatemala Women
Guatemala Women
1259.69
84
Senegal Women
Senegal Women
1258.35
85
Laos Women
Laos Women
1257.98
86
Bahrain Women
Bahrain Women
1254.12
87
Guyana Women
Guyana Women
1247.77
88
Malta Women
Malta Women
1236.19
89
Malaysia Women
Malaysia Women
1231.94
90
Egypt Women
Egypt Women
1229.98
91
Montenegro Women
Montenegro Women
1224.47
92
Bulgaria Women
Bulgaria Women
1223.98
93
Tonga Women
Tonga Women
1221.48
94
Guam Women
Guam Women
1218.07
95
Cuba Women
Cuba Women
1217.56
96
Estonia Women
Estonia Women
1216.98
97
Indonesia Women
Indonesia Women
1213.69
98
Bolivia Women
Bolivia Women
1213.10
99
Samoa Women
Samoa Women
1212.01
100
Kazakhstan Women
Kazakhstan Women
1205.62
101
Faroe Islands Women
Faroe Islands Women
1204.24
102
Lithuania Women
Lithuania Women
1201.07
103
Nepal Women
Nepal Women
1195.36
104
Puerto Rico Women
Puerto Rico Women
1186.72
105
Solomon Islands Women
Solomon Islands Women
1181.11
107
Tahiti Women
Tahiti Women
1175.09
109
Dominican Republic Women
Dominican Republic Women
1173.44
110
Moldova Women
Moldova Women
1169.45
111
Kosovo Women
Kosovo Women
1165.73
112
Congo Women
Congo Women
1161.46
113
DR Congo Women
DR Congo Women
1159.00
114
UAE Women
UAE Women
1158.26
115
Nicaragua Women
Nicaragua Women
1157.63
116
Luxembourg Women
Luxembourg Women
1150.08
117
El Salvador Women
El Salvador Women
1148.88
118
Honduras Women
Honduras Women
1145.70
119
Latvia Women
Latvia Women
1142.40
120
Cambodia Women
Cambodia Women
1142.14
121
Togo Women
Togo Women
1138.33
122
Vanuatu Women
Vanuatu Women
1132.82
123
Gambia Women
Gambia Women
1124.04
124
Cyprus Women
Cyprus Women
1120.80
126
Ethiopia Women
Ethiopia Women
1117.66
127
Zimbabwe Women
Zimbabwe Women
1115.59
128
Georgia Women
Georgia Women
1113.38
129
Mongolia Women
Mongolia Women
1111.95
130
Palestine Women
Palestine Women
1098.76
131
North Macedonia Women
North Macedonia Women
1096.39
132
St. Kitts & Nevis Women
St. Kitts & Nevis Women
1090.74
133
Suriname Women
Suriname Women
1089.15
134
Singapore Women
Singapore Women
1084.10
135
Gabon Women
Gabon Women
1079.87
136
Republic of Guinea Women
Republic of Guinea Women
1078.56
137
Turkmenistan Women
Turkmenistan Women
1075.41
139
Armenia Women
Armenia Women
1068.19
140
Bangladesh Women
Bangladesh Women
1054.55
141
Burkina Faso Women
Burkina Faso Women
1050.87
142
Lebanon Women
Lebanon Women
1038.39
143
Angola Women
Angola Women
1037.32
144
Tajikistan Women
Tajikistan Women
1033.87
145
American Samoa Women
American Samoa Women
1030.00
146
Benin Women
Benin Women
1020.94
147
Namibia Women
Namibia Women
1011.92
148
Bermuda Women
Bermuda Women
1007.55
149
Kenya Women
Kenya Women
991.78
150
Botswana Women
Botswana Women
984.32
151
Saint Lucia Women
Saint Lucia Women
982.00
152
Tanzania Women
Tanzania Women
980.17
153
Timor Leste Women
Timor Leste Women
973.91
154
Barbados Women
Barbados Women
966.80
155
Sri Lanka Women
Sri Lanka Women
955.21
157
Syria Women
Syria Women
942.82
158
Malawi Women
Malawi Women
941.00
159
Maldives Women
Maldives Women
938.55
160
Pakistan Women
Pakistan Women
928.40
161
Uganda Women
Uganda Women
924.09
162
Dominica Women
Dominica Women
910.74
163
Rwanda Women
Rwanda Women
894.87
164
Liberia Women
Liberia Women
891.31
165
Seychelles Women
Seychelles Women
884.64
166
Niger Women
Niger Women
877.93
168
Grenada Women
Grenada Women
849.17
169
Lesotho Women
Lesotho Women
847.17
170
Belize Women
Belize Women
839.85
171
Guinea Bissau Women
Guinea Bissau Women
835.18
172
Mozambique Women
Mozambique Women
820.17
173
Antigua & Barbuda Women
Antigua & Barbuda Women
804.42
174
Burundi Women
Burundi Women
799.08
175
Eswatini Women
Eswatini Women
798.94
176
US Virgin Islands Women
US Virgin Islands Women
793.07
177
Bhutan Women
Bhutan Women
777.27
179
Andorra Women
Andorra Women
751.46
180
British Virgin Islands Women
British Virgin Islands Women
735.87
181
Aruba Women
Aruba Women
728.86
182
Comoros Women
Comoros Women
724.52
183
Madagascar Women
Madagascar Women
691.00
185
Turks and Caicos Islands Women
Turks and Caicos Islands Women
664.95
186
South Sudan Women
South Sudan Women
649.69
187
Mauritius Women
Mauritius Women
362.92

Latest FIFA Women's Rankings: Top International Teams In The World

FIFA women's world rankings is a system used to determine women's national teams' current stability and progression. They are decided by every international game a team has ever played since 1971 and are released four times a year - in March, June, September, and December.

Recently, FIFA released the latest FIFA World Rankings for women, and to no one's surprise, the US women's national team took the highest spot. Read on to find out how other teams like Germany ranked and learn more about FIFA Women's rankings.

History Of FIFA Women's World Rankings (WWR)

The FIFA women's world rankings date back to 16th July 2003, when FIFA first published its list of top women's national teams. However, the data used for placement stems from July 1970, when FIFA organized its first Women's World Cup match in Italy. After a successful contest, FIFA planned another World Cup tournament in 1971. But unlike the previous one, this was unofficial. The contest took place in Mexico, and after a competitive match, Denmark won the finals beating Mexico 3-0.

The triumph of the two Women's World Cup Tournaments saw multiple countries lift the ban on women's soccer, which saw more Women's teams compete at the international level. Therefore, when FIFA introduced Women's world rankings in July 2003 as a follow-on of the male counterparts, they had enough rating points to develop an accurate list. The first rankings had few countries, but today, the list contains 185 Women's national teams.

FIFA Women Ranking Leaders

Since the initialization of FIFA women's rankings, there has been a pattern despite the competitiveness of the women's national teams. For example, Germany and the United States have always dominated the top positions. Adding to the latest rankings, the United States women's national team has led for 14 years. Also, it is one of the women's national teams with the longest reign of seven years on the top spot.

The longest tenure spanned from March 2008 to December 2014. On the other hand, Germany has occupied the top two slots in all the rankings except for six. Only four teams have managed to displace Germany from the top two spots, namely Brazil, Sweden, England, and Norway.

How Are FIFA Women's Rankings Calculated?

The calculation used to come up with FIFA women's rankings involves multiple aspects. First, the organization collects data from 1971 to the recent year the FIFA Women's World Cup tournament occurred. Also, FIFA ensures the ranks are implicitly weighted to accentuate or emphasize recent results. So far, the basic formula is {WWR,new = WWR,old + ( Actual - Predicted )}. The complete formula is:

Raft = Rbef + K (Sact - Sexp)

To effectively apply the formula, you must find the value of Sexp using the following simple computation:

Sexp = 1 / (1 + 10-x/2) where X = (Rbef – Obef +/- H) / c

For the formula to make sense, here is what everything stands for:

  • Raft = The team rating after the match
  • Rbef = The team rating before the match
  • K = 15M, the weighted importance of the match
  • Sact = The actual result of the match
  • Sexp = The expected result of the match
  • H = The "home advantage" correction
  • C = A scaling factor
  • M = The "Match Importance Factor"
  • X = The scaled difference in rating points between the teams
  • Obef = The opposing team's rating before the match

During ranking, the mean points for all teams are 1300. However, the top-ranking women's national teams like the US, Germany, and Sweden often gather as many as 2000 points. As you learn the formula, remember that FIFA women's rankings come with pros and cons, as shown below:

Pros

  • Help display the state of the Women's FIFA World Cup.
  • Highlight the positions of different teams.
  • Popularize Women's FIFA World Cup.

Cons

  • Some teams avoid hosting the tournament to end up ranking high.

Ranking Schedule - When Are Rankings Published?

Women's international teams' rankings by FIFA occur four times yearly. Usually, the list comes out in March, June, September, and December. However, the latest rankings for 2022 are scheduled for March, June, August, October, and December. It is also vital to remember that FIFA may change the world rankings' schedules to include results in the World Cup years.

Confederation Women's Rankings

FIFA women's rankings involve a lot of moving parts. Each national team on the list plays qualifiers several times a year to win a spot for the FIFA World Cup tournament.

The qualification is often dependent on their position in different Confederation tournaments. So yes, the confederation women's rankings eventually affect or influence FIFA Women's rankings. That said, this section will look deep into the various FIFA Confederations.

CONMEBOL

South American Football Confederation, popularly known as CONMEBOL, is the oldest FIFA continental confederation on the planet, formed in July 1916. CONMEBOL governs South America's football and comprises some of the fiercest women's international teams, such as Brazil, which is often considered one of the top contenders. Based on FIFA rankings, here are the top five CONMEBOL teams:

  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Paraguay

UEFA

UEFA, or Union of European Football Associations, is a women's soccer governing body in Asia, Israel, and Eurasian transcontinental nations. The association is behind the Women's Euro and UEFA Women's Champions league. Its competitions are used to determine which Women's national teams will compete in the FIFA World Cup, and so far, they have produced top-ranking women's teams like Germany, which has appeared in the top 10 a couple of times. The leading UEFA high-ranking teams based on the FIFA women's world rankings include:

  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • England
  • France
  • Netherlands

CONCACAF

The Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football or CONCACAF is one of the top FIFA governing bodies. CONCACAF comprises 32 women's national teams, including the USA, which has been winning the FIFA championship for years. So far, here is the list of top-ranking CONCACAF members in order of their appearance in the latest FIFA women's rankings:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Jamaica

CAF

The Confederation of African Football or CAF is the governing body for the Women's Cup of Nations and the Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament. The association, together with FIFA, controls football in Africa. Even though its members are yet to appear in the top 10 of FIFA rankings, their positions have improved. Currently, some of the highest-ranking Women's national teams on FIFA include:

  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Ivory Coast

AFC

The final confederation of football is AFC, also known as the Asia Football Confederation. This association has 47 member countries, including North Korea, which has been ranking high despite not playing for a couple of years now. According to FIFA women's rankings, the top teams in the Asia Football confederation are:

  • North Korea
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • China
  • South Korea

OCF

The OCEANIA FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION currently regulates 10 Women's teams. The highest ranked nation women's team in the OCF is New Zealand followed by Papua New Guinea Women and Fiji women. The OFC Women’s Nations Cup is the biggest tournament that OFC regulates with Papua New Guinea Women being the reigning champion.

  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Tonga
  • Samoa
  • New Caledonia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tahiti
  • Vanuatu

How Does FIFA World Ranking Affect The Women's World Cup?

As mentioned earlier, the FIFA women's world ranking shows the progression of women's national teams. The rankings published also come in handy when seeding for FIFA women's World Cup qualification stages and the finals. Remember, this affects the number of points a team earns after an international match.

FAQ On FIFA Women's World Rankings

This read has discussed in-depth FIFA women's world rankings and how the current and previous points help determine the position of teams. It has also shown the pros and cons of the ranking system. Here are additional FAQs to help answer some of your questions.

What is the Point of FIFA Women's Rankings?

The point of FIFA women's rankings is to promote women's soccer games and give a realistic assessment of every team according to their previous and latest performance. Basically, it helps highlight some of the top teams in the tournament and explain the state of the FIFA women's world cup.

Are FIFA Recognized Women's International Teams the Same as Men's Soccer?

Unfortunately, not every country listed on the men's FIFA ranking system has a women's team. This explains why the ranking system contains 185 women's national teams whereas the men's rankings have 211 national teams. Also, the men's FIFA World Cup is more publicized than the women's FIFA world cup at all levels.

When Does FIFA Update Its Women's Rankings?

FIFA always updates its women's rankings four times every year. The list often comes out in March, June, September, and December. However, the schedule often changes the year of the FIFA World Cup so that FIFA can capture that year's world cup results in the rankings.

How Often are FIFA Rankings Updated On Oddspedia?

Oddspedia always updates its FIFA rankings in real-time. In short, the updates come up as soon as FIFA releases its rankings.

Where Are the USA In The Current FIFA Women’s World Rankings?

The USA is in the top position in the current FIFA women's rankings. They have retained the number one spot with 2111.47 points after adding 7 points to their previous points.

How Does FIFA Rank Women's National Teams?

FIFA ranks women's national teams based on the formula, {WWR,new = WWR,old + ( Actual - Predicted )}. Some aspects they look at include the team's rating after a match, the actual results of the match, the match importance factor, and the opposing team's rating before the match.

Where Can I Find The Current FIFA World Rankings?

You can find the current FIFA world rankings at Oddspedia. The website always updates its FIFA world rankings in real-time as soon as FIFA releases the latest rankings.

Who Is the World’s No.1 Ranked Women's Soccer Team?

The world's number 1 ranked women's soccer team is the USA. They are the most recognized powerhouse of women's international football, with multiple CONCACAF titles and a couple of World Cup championships.

Does The No1 Ranked Women's Team Generally Win The World Cup?

Since soccer is a game of chance, the No1 ranked women's team will not generally win the World Cup. However, they will be the favorite to win the cup for most of the sportsbooks.

What FIFA Ranking Does Mexico Have?

Mexico's women's national team ranks 36 with 1628.95 points. This is a 66-point drop from their previous points.

Who Is The Lowest Ranked FIFA Women's Team?

Mauritius is ranked 185 and the lowest ranked FIFA women's team with 363.36 points. Previously they had 357 world ranking points.

Do Men's and Women's National Teams Have The Same FIFA Ranking?

No, men’s and women’s national teams don’t have the same FIFA ranking. The formula used to rank men is P = Pbefore + I (W-We).

Do The Winners of the UEFA Women's Champions League Play In a FIFA Club Tournament?

Yes, the women's team that wins the UEFA Women's Champions League qualifies to play in the following year's FIFA Club tournament.

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