Another significant improvement over the past months has been that of Switzerland (22nd, up 3). Thanks to their two away wins in Iceland (19th, down 4) and Denmark (13th, down 1), the Swiss have now reached their highest-ever position in the ranking.
While Spain (15th, up 2) and New Zealand (16th, up 3) continue to climb, 27 other teams have achieved their best-ever position, and South Africa (50th, up 1) have entered the Top 50 for the first time. The biggest climber was Israel (55th, up 6), whose two qualifying match wins over Malta (87th, up 1) and Serbia (44th, down 1) are reflected in their highest-ever ranking. Four teams, all from Oceania, have dropped out of the ranking due to a lack of activity, while Indonesia (68th) and Swaziland (112th) have returned to the list.
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Leader: USA (unchanged)
Moves into top ten: None
Moves out of top ten: None
Matches played in total: 130
Most matches played: Hungary (8)
Biggest move by ranks: Israel (55th, up 6)
Biggest drop by ranks: Greece (65th, down 7)
Newly ranked teams: Indonesia (68th, 1330 points), Swaziland (112th, 860 points)
Teams that are no longer ranked: 4 – Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu