FIVB published new FIVB ranking. Poland’s fifth place finish at the 2015 Men’s European Championship has seen them overtake rivals Russia in the FIVB Men’s World Ranking, whilst France and Canada’s gold medal performances at their respective continental championships have seen them enter the top 10.
The latest update takes into account the results from continental tournaments, with France’s maiden European title and Canada’s first ever triumph at the NORCECA Men’s Volleyball Championship helping them move up the table.
Brazil’s victory in the South American Men’s Championship meant they maintained their place at the top of the standings as Japan and Egypt, winners of the Asian and African Championship, stayed in 14th and 17th respectively.
European Championship Bronze medallists Italy benefitted from their podium finish, leapfrogging FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup 2015 winners USA into fourth but the biggest winners from Europe were Slovenia. Their incredible silver medal performance usurped their previous best efforts at the tournament and helped them surge 14 spots up the table into 25th.
Other big winners included Honduras, who finished fifth at the NORCECA Championship to climb 32 places and Uruguay, who moved 82 places up into 59th.