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World Rankings as at end 26th April 2014


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, worldfootynews.com has been providing rankings since 2006. Below were the rankings as at 13 August 2014.

This was the first update since 10th August 2013 after the 2013 European Championships, and came after just one new match as countries internally prepared for the 2014 AFL International Cup. This rankings update was done to have the latest leading into the tournament.

As a result of Denmark's 178 to 22 smashing of an inexperienced Swedish line-up the Elks fell three spots and the Danes picked up significant ranking points but not quite enough to reach Tonga on our ladder.

World Footy News / Homes Australian Football World Rankings

(as at end of 26th April 2014)

Rank        Team Points Games Rank Change
1 Australia - steady
2 Ireland 55.15 44 steady
3 Papua New Guinea 54.66 29 steady
4 New Zealand 53.00 33 steady
5 Nauru 51.17 22 steady
6 South Africa 49.03 22 steady
7 Great Britain 46.88 49 steady
8 United States 46.61 37 steady
9 Tonga 44.73 9 steady
10 Denmark 43.67 47 steady
11 Croatia 40.35 8 steady
12 Fiji 40.18 9 steady
13 Canada 37.08 37 +1
14 Peace Team 36.46 11 +1
15 France 36.09 8 +1
16 Sweden 35.74 30 -3
17 China 34.36 11 steady
18 Germany 34.09 16 steady
19 Japan 30.39 24 steady
20 Finland 29.02 13 steady
21 India 28.45 11 steady
Dorm. Samoa 41.85 18 **
Prov. Iceland 35.64 4 *
Prov. Timor-Leste 27.40 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.
** Countries that have not played a qualifying full field match for 4 years are considered dormant and after 8 years fall off our list altogether. Samoa has not played a qualifying full field match for over 4 years and so are regarded as dormant, they must play by 05/09/2016 to stay on the list. Spain fell off the list based on this criteria in 2013.



   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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