Brazilian men stay top of FIVB World Ranking


Brazil stayed as the top-ranked team in the world, while Russia, Poland and USA are in second and third places, respectively.

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 25, 2015 – Following the conclusion of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup in Japan, the updated FIVB Men’s Senior World Ranking has been released, with Brazil, Russia and Poland still ranked as first, second and third, respectively, as per September 2015.

Although they did not participate in the World Cup, Brazil remained as the top-ranked team in the world with a total of 350 points. Brazil as host organiser of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games got to keep the points they earned from the 2011 World Cup, where they finished second.

Olympic gold medallists Russia tallied 294 points to keep their position after they finished fourth in the recently concluded quadrennial tournament in Japan. Meanwhile, world champions Poland also got to keep the third position as they earned 80 more points in their third place finish at the World Cup.

World Cup 2015 champions USA jumped two spots to share third place with Poland, while Italy dropped from fourth to fifth in the world ranking. Argentina and Bulgaria moved one spot up at sixth and seventh, respectively, while Iran moved three places higher to become the eighth ranked team in the world.

Canada, which showed a promising performance in the World Cup, jumped three places up, while Japan’s sixth place finish in the World Cup also got them to go six places up in the world ranking.

Here are the Top 20 teams in the 2015 FIVB Men’s Senior World Ranking as per September 2015:

Men (Team Rank, points)
1. Brazil, 330
2. Russia, 294
3. Poland, 275
3. USA, 275
5. Italy, 272
6. Argentina, 190
7. Bulgaria, 150
8. Iran, 149
9. Serbia, 147
10. Germany, 140
11. Canada, 127
12. France, 115
13. Australia, 114
14. Japan, 94
15. Cuba, 81
16. Tunisia, 78
17. Egypt, 73
18. Republic of Korea, 73
19. Finland, 69
20. China, 63

The complete Men’s Senior World Ranking can be viewed from this page:
FIVB Senior World Ranking - Men


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