FIBA launched the new FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike. The innovative game-based ranking factors in results from official games played by 149 national teams and will be updated after every window of Qualifiers and following the conclusion of top official FIBA competitions.
Bermuda are ranked 109th.
The new ranking is based on results of games ranging from regional pre-qualifiers all the way to the FIBA Basketball World Cup Final, and includes the Olympic Basketball Tournament as well as the Continental Cups. The previous ranking was purely competition-based and only took into account the final standings of tournaments.
The new ranking also recognizes the value of away wins and rewards facing and beating opponents that are higher in the ranking.
For now, the new FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike, only applies to senior men's national teams and competitions. FIBA will work towards drawing up and implementing similar systems for the women's and youth (boys and girls) rankings at a later stage.
Making the list for the CBC sub-sub-zone are:
15. Puerto Rico
17. Dominican Republic
51. Virgin Islands
92. British Virgin Islands
100. St.Vincent and the Grenadines
121. Cayman Islands
143. Trinidad and Tobago