The D’Tigress of Nigeria move up to 15th in the latest edition of the FIBA World Ranking Women, after winning the Women’s AfroBasket title in Cameroon, with runners-up Mali also getting a one-position bump up to 40th place.
In Africa, the Nigerian women’s basketball team maintained their lead ontop of the continental standings, thanks to the Afrobasket triumph.
Meanwwhile the ranking also witnessed several nations from Asia being rewarded for their performances in the FIBA Women’s Continental Cup 2021, while Turkey moved up to No. 9 after a promising start to their FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers campaign.
Korea headlined the list for the biggest movers with a jump of five places from No. 19 to No. 14 after reaching the Semi-Finals of the Women’s Asia Cup and securing a place in the forthcoming FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Qualifying Tournaments.
Some of the most impressive leaps were made by participants of the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup, Division B, as winners Lebanon moved up the rankings eight places and into the Top 50 at No. 45, while Indonesia catapulted skywards 13 places to No. 61 after finishing third.