Final World Rankings prior to IC11

Saturday, June 18 2011 @ 06:33 pm ACST

Contributed by: Brett Northey

WFN has updated its unofficial World Rankings after the recent international matches in Europe. Favourites Ireland (ranked 4th) comfortably defeated Great Britain (10th) in England, whilst in Paris home side France lost fairly convincingly to Germany (13th). It was the debut for France in full field internationals, remembering it takes 8 matches to be consider fully ranked on our table. The results saw all teams hold steady in their positions.

As far as we know these are the last full field international prior to the 2011 AFL International Cup. Depending on how many matches are played, we hope to see Tonga, Peace Team, China and India play enough games to fully qualify on our rankings. France may qualify depending on how we count lightning carnival matches (if they are played to start IC11).

In the next few weeks we'll open up some discussions on how the various countries might fare at IC11.

Latest matches:

British Bulldogs   5.6 (36)
Irish Warriors11.6 (72)

France2.7 (19)
Germany   13.5 (83)

Below are our updated ranks.


World Rankings

There is currently no official system of World Rankings for Australian Football, as the international game is still mostly amateur, still maturing and there are often difficulties in nations having all their best players available. However, due to popular demand, since 2006 has been providing rankings. Below are the current rankings. This is the first update since 3rd April 2011.

World Footy News / Homes Australian Football World Rankings

(as at 13th June 2011)

Rank        Team Points Games
1 Australia - -
2 Papua New Guinea 53.89 23
3 New Zealand 53.84 27
4 Ireland 48.46 32
5 Nauru 47.06 13
6 United States 46.53 29
7 Denmark 44.22 35
8 South Africa 43.92 16
9 Samoa 41.85 18
10 Great Britain 40.01 37
11 Sweden 39.06 19
12 Canada 38.01 29
13 Germany 37.37 10
14 Japan 33.33 18
15 Finland 29.02 13
Prov. Croatia 40.60 4 *
Prov. Tonga 40.00 3 *
Prov. Peace Team 39.88 5 *
Prov. France 37.00 1 *
Prov. Iceland 35.64 4 *
Prov. China 34.00 5 *
Prov. India 28.33 5 *
Prov. Spain 28.00 6 *


* Nations marked in grey with an asterisk have played less than eight (8) matches under our criteria, and currently hold provisional ranking points, but are not yet officially ranked. Spain has not played an eligible match for more than 4 years and so would be provisionally ranked either way. They must play an eligible match by 13/08/2013 to remain on the list.


   For a full discussion of the eligibility criteria of games see World Rankings - Criteria

   For a full list of the included matches, see World Rankings - Matches

   For a full discussion of how the rankings are produced, see World Rankings - Method

   For previous rankings see World Rankings - Historical


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