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|Top 20 Rankings as of 1 October 2018|
The FIBA Women's World Ranking is the FIBA's rankings of national women's basketball teams. FIBA ranks women's national teams in both senior and junior competitions. It also publishes combined rankings for all competitions involving both sexes.
FIBA still uses the competition-based system to determine its women's rankings. As noted above, this system was also used to determine men's rankings prior to 2017. FIBA has announced that it will introduce a game-based ranking procedure similar to that currently used for men's rankings in the indeterminate future.
FIBA uses a weighted arithmetic mean to determine the statistical weight of each of the tournaments. Each event is assigned point weight that is based partly on how competitive the tournament is and partly on which national teams are participating:
|2||FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup||5|
|2||Olympic basketball tournaments||5|
|4||FIBA Women's AmeriCup||0.8|
|4||FIBA Asia Women's Cup||0.3|
|4||FIBA Oceania Women's Championship||0.1|
Competition ranking points
As opposed to football tournaments, teams still have to go through a series of consolation and classification rounds even if they've been eliminated from title contention, so that a complete ranking of the teams will be possible.
|Gold medal (1st)||50|
|Silver medal (2nd)||40|
|Bronze medal (3rd)||30|
|18th and below||1|
Cycle and updates
|Historical #1 teams|
The calculations are done after the tournaments stated above in a group of two Olympic cycles (8 years). The oldest tournament outside the 8-year period is discarded and replaced with the newest competition.
This means that in every computation, there are:
- Four continental championships
- Two FIBA Women's Basketball World Cups
- Two Olympic basketball tournaments
The United States' 1000.0 points were calculated by this method:
|2010 FIBA World Championship for Women||1st||50||5||250|
|2011 FIBA Americas Championship for Women||DNP||0||0.8||0|
|Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics||1st||50||5||250|
|2013 FIBA Americas Championship for Women||DNP||0||0.8||0|
|2014 FIBA World Championship for Women||1st||50||5||250|
|2015 FIBA Americas Championship for Women||DNP||0||0.8||0|
|Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics||1st||50||5||250|
|2017 FIBA Women's AmeriCup||DNP||0||0.8||0|
After the conclusion of the 2017 continental championships, the points gained from the 2009 continental championships were replaced with those gained from the 2017 editions.
- "FIBA Ranking for Women". FIBA. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
- "FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)". FIBA. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- FIBA.com: How it works