The women’s FIFA World Rankings are much easier to figure out than the FIFA men’s World Rankings with the 2015 Women’s World Cup just completed.  And it comes as no surprise that the U.S. women’s national team is back at #1 on the global rankings.

The USWNT won the title for the first time since 1999 with their 5-2 win over Japan to take the top spot.  The Stars and Stripes bumped Germany out of the penthouse and deservedly so after beating Die Nationalelf 2-0 in the semifinals.  Germany did not fall far, only dropping to #2.

France held on to #3 despite losing in the quarterfinals.  Despite making it to the final, Japan held steady at #4.

England arguably made the biggest impression on the field in Canada 2015 with their run to a 3rd place finish which included a win over Germany in the 3rd place match and are up 1 spot to #5, their highest ranking in team history.

After finishing in 3rd at the 2012 London Olympics and hosting the WWC, Canada thought this could be their year but they came up well short of those lofty goals.  They could only manage 2 wins out of 5 during the tournament, were knocked out in the quarterfinals, and now have dropped out of the Top 10 settling in at #11.

FIFA Women’s Top 10

  1. USA
  2. Germany
  3. France
  4. Japan
  5. England
  6. Brazil
  7. Sweden
  8. Korea DPR
  9. Australia
  10. Norway

The other CONCACAF countries ranked in the Top 50: Canada #11, Mexico #26, Costa Rica #34