New WBSC Baseball World Rankings released following Tokyo Olympic Games
Japan remain's baseball's top-ranked nation, while Korea has hit its highest-ever ranking, climbing to No. 2
PULLY, Switzerland -- The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today released the latest WBSC Baseball World Rankings, following the results of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The WBSC awarded a total of 1,239 points toward the WBSC Baseball World Rankings, based on the final standings of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Baseball Tournament:
JPN - 1st place - 375 pts
USA - 2nd place - 308 pts
DOM - 3rd place - 240 pts
KOR - 4th place -173 pts
ISR - 5th place - 105 pts
MEX - 6th place - 38 pts
Following a gold-medal performance in baseball at the Tokyo 2020 Games, Japan (4,290 total pts) remains No. 1 in the world, amongst a total of 85 currently ranked baseball nations.
Korea (3,423 pts) has climbed to its highest-ever ranking, at No. 2 in the world, surpassing now No. 3 Chinese Taipei (3,315 pts). No. 4 United States (3,077 pts) and No. 5 Mexico hold (2,270 pts) hold their respective positions in the rankings. Behind the nation's historic bronze medal, the Dominican Republic (2,063 pts) has climbed to No. 6 in the world, tying the nation's highest-ever ranking, as No. 7 Australia (1,946 pts) falls one place.
No. 8 Netherlands (1,740 pts), Europe's top-ranked baseball nation, and No. 9 Canada (1,713 pts) each have advanced one place in the rankings, while No. 10 Venezuela (1,619 pts) holds its position.
No. 24 Israel's rankings remains unchanged.
The WBSC Baseball World Rankings measure National Team performance — from U-12 to Professional — in WBSC-sanctioned international competitions over a four-year period. The complete WBSC World Rankings and formula can be found at https://rankings.wbsc.org.
(Top photo: Team Japan during theTokio'2020 Olympics: WBSC)