Sunshine Girls still ranked Number 4 ….following latest update on world rankings
Jamaica’s Sunshine girls are still ranked at number 4 in the world according to the latest release of the world netball ranking but have closed the gap significantly on number two ranked New Zealand.
The rating point gap was reduced from 20 to 7 as a result of a move of 182 compared to 189 by New Zealand.
The current world rankings include the results from the Central America and Caribbean games and the 2023 Netball World Cup …………the two international events to take place since the last update on June 30, 2023.
These events saw 18 international teams from World Netball member countries take part in a total of 70 matches.
There is no change to the positions of the top six teams, with Australia remaining number one ranked ahead of New Zealand, England, Jamaica, South Africa and Malawi.
The first positional change to the ranking is at number 7 with Uganda claiming this spot after an impressive World Cup campaign where they finished in 5th.
Tonga moved down one place to 8th, with 9 to 14 remaining unchanged for Trinidad and Tobago to remain ranked at number 11.
Caribbean team St Vincent and the Grenadines move up one place to 17, while St Lucia, the USA and the Cayman Islands are up two places to 29, 30 and 34 respectively.
The biggest change in the overall ranking is at 33rd with Antigua & Barbuda rising four places to claim this position.
Elsewhere, St Kitts & Nevis and St Maarten also moved up four places to 39th and 40th respectively.