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World Footy News World Rankings post International Cup 2014

International Cup 2014

With the 2014 AFL International Cup complete here are the Men's World Footy Rankings, the unofficial world rankings according to worldfootynews.com

Rises/falls have been calculated compared with our last complete release, for 26th April 2014 after Denmark defeated Sweden (there were no more matches that qualified by our criteria prior to IC14).

Canada and Japan are the big risers. Canada has climbed 6 places, winning four of their five IC14 matches, where fortunately for them the rating gap of each opponent was less than +/- 2.95 and as in three of these matches Canada achieved +40 point wins the rate exchange was the maximum of + 3.00 in each case. Their only loss was to their perennial nemesis USA where they lost only 1.04 rating points. The Northwind gained a total 10.91 rating points over the course of the tournament. No doubt the Revolution will be keen for another 49th Parallel Cup battle to climb back above their Northern foe.

Japan won three from five, two of these winning matches reaped maximum +/-3.00 rate exchanges whilst they dropped only 0.46 rating points in the loss to Tonga seeing the Samurai climb from 19th to 16th place. Japan added a total of 6.78 rating points during the Cup.  Japan had previously played a lot of teams well up the ladder and their rating points had suffered as a result, so their rise can be seen as something of a correction.

The biggest faller was Peace Team, and although not competing in this year’s IC, each of Japan, Sweden and France added enough rating points to climb above them.

Ironically Fiji started the Cup on 40.18 rating points and finished with exactly the same 40.18 rating points but slipped one place as Canada climbed above them.

Congratulations Papua New Guinea on winning a great grand final match and rising to #2 behind Australia on the WFN World Rankings.  And well done to Pakistan and Indonesia who join our rankings (if only provisionally so far) for the very first time.

World Footy News Australian Football World Rankings

(as at end of 23rd August 2014, completion of IC2014)


Rank        Team Points Games Rank Change
1 Australia -   steady
2 Papua New Guinea 57.66 34 +1
3 Ireland 56.68 49 -1
4 New Zealand 55.09 38 steady
5 Nauru 53.30 27 steady
6 South Africa 49.63 27 steady
7 Canada 47.99 42 +6
8 United States 46.30 42 steady
9 Great Britain 44.69 54 -2
10 Denmark 43.67 47 steady
11 Tonga 41.93 14 -2
12 Croatia 40.35 8 -1
13 Fiji 40.18 14 -1
14 France 39.09 13 +1
15 Sweden 38.53 35 +1
16 Japan 37.17 29 +3
17 Peace Team 36.46 11 -3
18 Germany 34.09 16 steady
19 China 28.84 16 -2
20 Finland 27.45 18 steady
21 India 23.01 16 steady
Dorm. Iceland 35.64 4 **
Prov. Indonesia 32.66 5 *
Prov. Pakistan 32.35 5 *
Prov. Timor-Leste 27.40 6 *
Dorm. Samoa 41.85 18 **


* 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.

** Countries that have not played a qualifying full field match for 4 years are considered dormant and no longer ranked.  Countries that have not played for more than 8 years are no longer listed at all and if they resume it is considered a fresh start.  Samoa must play by 05/09/2016 to stay on the list. In 2013 Spain fell off the list based on this criteria.

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World Footy News World Rankings post International Cup 2014
Authored by: Rod Shaw on Tuesday, September 09 2014 @ 08:48 pm ACST

I reckon Cam if this chart had another column with win/loss that would add further interest. Don't know whether that is feasible or of interest to others?

World Footy News World Rankings post International Cup 2014
Authored by: Cam Homes on Wednesday, September 10 2014 @ 11:37 am ACST

G'day Rod
I could probably add each nation's win/loss record to the ranking list if people are really interested.

If you are interested Rod I could send you the nations win/loss record against each off their opponents. Would have to email to you as my charts won't copy onto WFN comments properly.


World Footy News World Rankings post International Cup 2014
Authored by: Brett Northey on Wednesday, September 10 2014 @ 10:15 pm ACST

Hi Rod,

When Cam originally proposed this method he collated all the data and crunched the numbers manually, but when WFN adopted a modified version I put it all in a big spreadsheet and wrote visual basic functions to crunch the numbers automatically and sort the teams out.

Unfortunately then converting all that into pretty html tables with flags etc, and updating our page with historical records etc, is a manual process, one of the reasons we don't release new rankings more regularly.

So in theory I could write new functions to also sort out wins/losses/draws. I'll add it to my wish list which means it'll probably happen in future but not in the short term.


Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN