USA drops No.1 spot to Spain in FIBA men's world rankings

6:25 pm on 19 November 2022, Saturday

For the first time since 2010, the USA men's basketball team is not the top country in the world men's rankings.

Spain now moves into the top spot, as USA drops at second.

FIBA, the sport's governing body, has updated its rankings on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).

Spain is just 1.1 points ahead of the U.S with a margin of 758.6-757.5.

USA, a four-time defending Olympic champion, moved into the top spot after winning the FIBA world championship in 2010, and had been there since.

Spain won the last World Cup, plus the EuroBasket title earlier this year.

The EuroBasket win was Spain's fourth in its last six appearances at the continental championship.

USA only finished seventh at the 2019 World Cup, while Spain took home the crown.


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