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  • #1011214
    Ian
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    On this thread, I’ll post all the updated world rankings as INF releases them. The ones in bold are the ones currently in line to be at the Gold Coast Comm Games next year.

    Here is the latest update on Oct 23, 2016

    Rank/Team/Rating

    1 Australia 206
    2 New Zealand 185
    3 England 165
    4 Jamaica 147
    5 South Africa 140
    6 Malawi 137
    7 Fiji 117
    8 Wales 113
    9 Trinidad & Tobago 100
    10 Scotland 97
    11 Northern Ireland 89
    12 Barbados 88

    13 Uganda 84
    14 Samoa 83
    15 Zambia 72
    16 Papua New Guinea 65
    17 Zimbabwe 59
    18 Botswana 55
    19 Malaysia 53
    20 Singapore 52
    21 Grenada 44
    22 Cook Islands 36
    23 St Lucia 34
    24 Ireland 33
    25 Canada 30
    26 Hong Kong 30
    27 Sri Lanka 27
    28 USA 16
    29 Thailand 12
    30 Swaziland 12
    31 Gibraltar 9
    32 Malta 6
    33 Chinese Taipei 5
    34 Switzerland 4
    35 Argentina 0

    #1011420
    Pardalote
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    So, 12 teams for the CWGs and 16 for NWC

    #1011436
    Corry
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    I think it’s always been 12 teams for the CWGs – seems to be standard across all the team sports. It means the draw happens to really suit the current situation of world netball with a strong top four – ie only in 2 pools so that you’re on track to get all top 4 countries playing each other once (for example, 1v4 and 2v3 in pool play, 1v3 and 2v4 in semis, 1v2 and 3v4 in medal playoffs).

    NWC has changed around a lot (along with the U21s WC), often 16 teams, sometimes 20 or 24 teams, and the draw usually cuts out the chances of some top 4 clashes. We often get those one-sided quarter finals, then a giant step up to sudden-death semis when it’s the first time any of the top 4 have played each other.
    Such as odd draw last time though! Still undecided about have 1v2 so early in the tournament. (Even though it played right into Australia’s hands because we could counteract NZ’s new game plan!) For a world tournament though, I wouldn’t like it to be only 12 teams that get the chance to compete.

    #1011440
    Pardalote
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    For a world tournament though, I wouldn’t like it to be only 12 teams that get the chance to compete.

    Yeah, that was my point. When you see the articles and social media coming out of the minor countries absolutely delighted when they make the CWG/NWC, or heartbroken when they miss out, like Northern Ireland did in 2015 despite being higher ranked than Singapore and Sri Lanka, you realise how important just participating in these tournaments is for those teams and players. It is for them, in terms of publicity and achievement, what actually winning the thing is for the Ferns or Diamonds. For that reason alone I would love all of those tournaments to be at least 16 teams

    #1011444
    Corry
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    Yep, for sure. The cap of 12 for CWGs seems to be pretty much set in stone though (… and the draw is so neat =)).

    #1012682
    Ian
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    Latest INF World Rankings up to December 11th, 2016

    St Maarten gains first World Ranking.

    The INF has updated its rankings to reflect matches played between the 23rd October and 11th December. This includes matches from the Test Series between England and Jamaica and the Test Series between St Lucia and St Maarten.

    Following this activity, there is no change to the ranking for the top 10 teams. However, Jamaica (4) draws closer to England (3) as a result of the 2:1 series win.

    Amongst the other changes to the table include St Lucia who move up two places to 21 and St Maarten who gain their first World Ranking coming in at 31.

    Rank/Team/Rating

    1 Australia 206
    2 New Zealand 185
    3 England 162 (-3)
    4 Jamaica 152 (+5)
    5 South Africa 140
    6 Malawi 137
    7 Fiji 117
    8 Wales 113
    9 Trinidad & Tobago 100
    10 Scotland 97
    11 Northern Ireland 89
    12 Barbados 88

    13 Uganda 84
    14 Samoa 83
    15 Zambia 72
    16 Papua New Guinea 65
    17 Zimbabwe 59
    18 Botswana 55
    19 Malaysia 53
    20 Singapore 52
    21 St Lucia 46 (+12)
    22 Grenada 44
    23 Cook Islands 36
    24 Ireland 33
    25 Canada 30
    26 Hong Kong 30
    27 Sri Lanka 27
    28 USA 16
    29 Thailand 12
    30 Swaziland 12
    31 St Maarten 9 (NEW)
    32 Gibraltar 9
    33 Malta 6
    34 Chinese Taipei 5
    35 Switzerland 4
    36 Argentina 0

    #1019948
    Ian
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    These are the latest rankings after the Quad Series. Not a lot of change. One thing though. That extra time loss for SA was costly. they could have had a jump up the ratings. Instead they dropped by two. All these games that they’re playing against the top 3 could see them go backwards and Malawi take back 5th spot without having to play a game.

    Rank/Team/Rating

    1 Australia 208 (+2)
    2 New Zealand 186 (+1)
    3 England 162
    4 Jamaica 152
    5 South Africa 138 (-2)
    6 Malawi 137
    7 Fiji 117
    8 Wales 113
    9 Trinidad & Tobago 100
    10 Scotland 97
    11 Northern Ireland 89
    12 Barbados 88

    13 Uganda 84
    14 Samoa 83
    15 Zambia 72
    16 Papua New Guinea 65
    17 Zimbabwe 59
    18 Botswana 55
    19 Malaysia 53
    20 Singapore 52
    21 St Lucia 46
    22 Grenada 44
    23 Cook Islands 36
    24 Ireland 33
    25 Canada 30
    26 Hong Kong 30
    27 Sri Lanka 27
    28 USA 16
    29 Thailand 12
    30 Swaziland 12
    31 St Maarten 9
    32 Gibraltar 9
    33 Malta 6
    34 Chinese Taipei 5
    35 Switzerland 4
    36 Argentina 0

    #1064679
    naks10
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    So is it a 12 team comp for Comm Games? I can’t remember what it has been previously

    Trinidad and Tobago miss out – craziness! Especially considering they have a top 10 shooter in the world! Sad for Samoa too…

    #1064681
    Ian
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    So is it a 12 team comp for Comm Games? I can’t remember what it has been previously

    It’s been 12 teams for a while. Think it was 10 teams for the first 2 Comm Games, then went to 12 teams in 2006.

    The Comm Games has a far better format/draw than the World Cup.

    #1064699
    museboy
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    Does anyone believe Scotland are better than T&T? T&T should really be there.

    #1064701
    JAI
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    Isn’t Scotland T&T’s bogey team? So strangely enough you probably could argue Scotland are better…

    It’s a shame for T&T though. Wonder how far back you have to go for the last time they missed a major tournament.

    I don’t know how Fiji got to 7 – they’re always disappointing whenever I’ve watched them in recent years.

    #1064705
    triton
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    At the 2014 CGs, Scotland thrashed T&T 46-28, but at the 2015 WC, T&T beat Scotland by 1.

    #1064783
    Ian
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    At the 2014 CGs, Scotland thrashed T&T 46-28, but at the 2015 WC, T&T beat Scotland by 1.

    That was a bit of a one off. It was their first win over Scotland in some time.

    #1064789
    netballcrazy1
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    Just a question but on average how much are different tournaments worth in points, such as a comparison between CWG, WC, and the quad series or other matches between countries a bit lower down on the table

    #1064790
    Ian
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    I don’t know how Fiji got to 7 – they’re always disappointing whenever I’ve watched them in recent years.

    Remember when they were banned from the Commonwealth so didn’t get to compete at the Comm Games? Their ranking actually went up then because they didn’t lose any matches while teams above, around and below them did. So they were rewarded for not playing.

    And it’s continuing now. Out of all the top countries, they have played by far the least in the qualifying period. And they have the advantage of regularly playing in Oceania where they generally go well (against Samoa, Cook Islands etc) so that allows them to get enough points to just stay where they are despite the fact that I really don’t think they’re the 7th best team. The 2015 WCs sort of proved that.

    Speaking of the 2015 WCs, that incredibly unfair draw has probably gone some way to knocking T&T out of the top 12.

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