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Sep '12 28

Spain moves up in latest IBAF Men’s Baseball World Ranking



Following the conclusion of the World Baseball Classic Qualifiers in Jupiter, Florida and Regensburg, Germany, the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) has released a new update for their Men’s Baseball World Ranking. Thanks to their first-place finish at Roger Dean Stadium, Spain is the biggest European winner. They moved into 16th place as third-best European team behind the Netherlands (6th) and Italy (11th).

Germany remains in 17th place, but improved to 96.83 points with their finals appearance at the Armin-Wolf-Arena. Italy moved into 11th place with their second straight European Championship title, while Great Britain got into 19th, Czech Republic into 21st, Israel into 25th and France into 30th. The Dutch team dropped to sixth, as Canada had the best year so far with a second-place finish at the IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship and the win at the World Baseball Classic Qualifier.

European Teams in IBAF Men’s Baseball World Ranking:

Rank 	2011 	Member Federation 	Total Pts
6 	5 	Netherlands 	        476.76
11 	13 	Italy 	                214.80
16 	18 	Spain 	                109.51
17 	17 	Germany            	96.83
19 	23 	Great Britain    	64.69
21 	20 	Czech Republic  	48.16
25 	48 	Israel 	                42.97
29 	25 	Croatia 	        27.57
30 	41 	France          	27.50
32 	31 	Sweden          	25.70
36 	29 	Greece 	                16.38
37 	32 	Belgium 	        15.38
44 	37 	Russia 	                 8.75
47 	44 	Ukraine 	         6.44
48 	46 	Lithuania 	         3.88
53 	49 	Switzerland 	         3.36
54 	50 	Bulgaria 	         3.17
55 	45 	Austria 	         2.78
56 	51 	Poland 	                 2.58
57 	53 	Slovakia 	         2.20
58 	54 	Slovenia 	         2.00
62 	59 	Ireland 	         1.81
63 	52 	Romania 	         1.42
64 	61 	Hungary 	         1.22
66 	68 	Georgia 	         1.03
70 	60 	Belarus 	         0.83
71 	65 	Finland 	         0.64
73 	73 	Latvia                   0.45
74 	72 	Serbia                   0.25

Check out www.ibaf.org for the full rankings and the formula.

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