The United States has returned to the top of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) men’s world rankings .The USA moved up one spot from its previous ranking of No. 2 in the world rankings released by FIBA on 16 November. The FIBA World Rankings are released after major tournaments, and this year’s rankings reflect the FIBA Men’s World Cup, which concluded on 11 November .The United States finished fourth at the tournament, but defending champion Spain also moved up one spot to No. 1 after slipping to ninth The U.S. had held the top spot for 12 years after 2010, but fell to second place behind Spain in last November’s rankings. Spain is now No. 2, while World Cup-winning Germany jumped from No. 11 to No. 3.Outside of Oceania nations such as Australia (fourth) and New Zealand (21st), Japan is the highest-ranked FIBA Asia member at 26th.Japan finished 19th at the World Cup and qualified for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The Japanese were followed by Iran (27th), Lebanon (28th), China (29th), Jordan (32nd) and the Philippines (38th).South Korea dropped from 38th to 51st.South Korea has been absent from international competition due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, missing the World Cup regional qualifiers and withdrawing from the Paris Olympics pre-qualifying tournament in Syria in August for the safety of its athletes. In the women’s rankings released the previous day, there were no changes at the top, with the United States, China, Australia, Spain and Canada remaining unchanged. 카지노사이트 South Korea moved up one spot to 13th.