September 19, 2019 / 3:51 PM / a month ago

USA retains No.1 FIBA world ranking

FILE PHOTO: Basketball - FIBA World Cup - Quarter Finals - United States v France - Dongguan Basketball Center, Dongguan, China - September 11, 2019 Kemba Walker of the U.S. and teammates look dejected after the match REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

USA Basketball remains No. 1 in the FIBA world men’s rankings despite a shocking seventh-place finish at this month’s World Cup in China.

World Cup gold medalist Spain remained at No. 2, with Australia jumping eight spots to No. 3, World Cup silver medalist Argentina climbing one spot to No. 4 and bronze medalist France dropping two spots to No. 5.

The U.S. team has held the top spot since winning the 2010 world championship.

The FIBA rankings incorporate results from the past eight years, a stretch that includes two Olympic gold medals (2012, 2016) and a World Cup title (2014) for the Americans.

Rounding out the FIBA top 10 are Serbia, Greece, Lithuania, Russia and the Czech Republic.

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