Spain Overtakes USA for No. 1 Spot in FIBA Men's Rankings

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer. For the first time in 12 years, USA Basketball is not atop the world men's rankings. FIBA, the sport's governing body, updated its rankings on Friday — and Spain moved into the top spot, a sliver ahead of the U.S..

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Spain overtakes USA for No. 1 men's hoops team

For the first time in 12 years, USA Basketball is not atop the world men's rankings. FIBA, the sport's governing body, updated its rankings Friday, and Spain moved into the top spot, a sliver ahead of the U.S.. The four-time defending Olympic champion ...

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Spain overtakes U.S. for top spot in FIBA men's world ranking

Since 2017, FIBA has ranked teams based on a weighted system of games and victories, and results stay with teams for six years. So when Team USA finished seventh under Gregg Popovich at the 2019 Cup in China (with losses to France and Serbia), the stigma ...

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U.S. men's basketball team drops from FIBA world No. 1 ranking

FIBA rankings are calculated using all games played by 164 national teams in top official FIBA competitions and their qualifiers over an eight-year period. Added weight is given to more recent games, strength of opponent and strength of competition.

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Spain leads the FIBA Men’s World Ranking for the first time ever

The 2019 World Cup and 2022 EuroBasket champions, coached by Sergio Scariolo, write history. Australia maintains the 3rd spot and every national team until the 12th position, occupied by the Czech Republic, ...

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Australia maintains the 3rd spot and every national team until the 12th position, occupied by the Cz…

Australia maintains the 3rd spot and every national team until the 12th position, occupied by the Czech Republic, hasn't moved since the previous update. Iran enters the top 20. Sergio Scariolo commented on the news with kind words.

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FIBA ranking: Spains claims no. 1 spot

Spain's jump from No. 2 to the top spot resulted from their consistency in recent years in each game of each competition. Spain captured the titles at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 while also reaching the Quarter-Finals of ...

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Spain overtakes U.S. for FIBA men's top ranking

USA Basketball lost the top spot in FIBA men's world rankings, with Spain overtaking it for the No. 1 position in Friday's updated rankings. La Roja amassed 758.6 points in the rankings, leading USA Basketball by 1.1 points.

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U.S. men’s basketball team drops from world No. 1 ranking

The U.S. men's basketball team dropped out of the No. 1 spot in FIBA's world rankings for the first time since their inception in 2010. Source: https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2022/11/18/fiba-rankings-basketball-men-usa-spain/.

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USA Basketball Shades FIBA on Twitter After Spain Jumps to No. 1 in Men's Rankings

It's probably safe to say that USA Basketball isn't a fan of Spain moving to No. 1 in the men's FIBA.

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