FINA Water Polo World Rankings

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The FINA Water Polo World Rankings is a ranking system for men's and women's national teams in water polo. The teams of the member nations of FINA, water polo's world governing body, are ranked based on their competitions results with the most successful teams being ranked highest.

Calculation method[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

The following competitions are currently FINA-recognised tournaments.

Points[edit]

Points are assigned according to a team's final placement in the FINA-recognised tournaments.

Men's Points Score[2]
Finish Olympic Games Olympic
Qualification
Tournament
World
Championships
World Cup World League Continental
Championships
Challengers'
Cup
Sub Continental
Championships
1st 100 24 90 40 40 30 10 4
2nd 84 22 78 30 30 26 6 3
3rd 76 20 70 25 25 22 4 2
4th 68 18 62 20 20 18 2 1
5th 60 16 54 18 18 16 2 1
6th 52 14 48 16 16 14 2 1
7th 46 12 44 14 14 10 2 1
8th 42 10 40 12 12 10 2 1
9th 38 8 36 10 10 2 1
10th 34 6 32 10 10 2 1
11th 30 4 28 10 10 2 1
12th 26 2 24 10 10 2 1
13th 18 10 10 1
14th 16 10 10 1
15th 14 10 10 1
16th 12 10 10 1
Women's Points Score[2]
Finish Olympic Games Olympic
Qualification
Tournament
World
Championships
World Cup World League Continental
Championships
Sub Continental
Championships
1st 90 28 80 40 40 30 4
2nd 78 22 68 30 30 26 3
3rd 68 16 60 25 25 22 2
4th 60 10 52 20 20 18 1
5th 52 8 46 18 18 16 1
6th 46 6 40 16 16 14 1
7th 40 4 36 14 14 10 1
8th 36 2 32 12 12 10 1
9th 1 28 10 10 1
10th 1 24 10 10 1
11th 1 20 10 10 1
12th 1 16 10 10 1
13th 14 10 1
14th 12 10 1
15th 10 10 1
16th 8 10 1

Formula[edit]

2016–present[edit]

All points of the FINA-recognised tournaments for last Olympiad[a] are included in ranking points calculation.[3][4]

2008–2016[edit]

All points of the FINA-recognised tournaments that begin at the opening of the Olympic Summer Games and end at the opening of the next Olympics are included in ranking points calculation.[5]

Men's rankings[edit]

Abbreviations[edit]

Rk Rank Pt Points Conf Confederation
OG Olympic Games OQT Olympic Qualification Tournament
WCH World Aquatics Championships WCp FINA World Cup WL FINA World League
CCp FINA Water Polo Challengers' Cup DT FINA World Development Trophy
AG Asian Games ECH European Championship PAG Pan American Games
ACH Asian Water Polo Championship ACp Asian Water Polo Cup ASC Asian Swimming Championships
UCp UANA Cup SEA Southeast Asian Games
CCC1 Tournament organized by CCCAN CCC2 Central American and Caribbean Games + another tournament organized by CCCAN

Current ranking[edit]

As of 21 February 2021 (updated after the 2020 Men's Water Polo Olympic Qualification Tournament).

FINA Men's Water Polo World Ranking (1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2023)
Rk Team 20
ECH
20
ACH
20
OQT
20
WL
20
OG
21
ASC
Pt Team Conf Rk
1  Montenegro 22 24 Q Q 46  MNE LEN 1
2  Croatia 18 20 Q 38  CRO LEN 2
3  Greece 10 22 Q Q 32  GRE LEN 3
4  Hungary 30 Q 30  HUN LEN 4
5  Russia 10 18 28  RUS LEN 5
6  Netherlands 10 16 26  NED LEN 6
6  Spain 26 Q 26  ESP LEN 6
8  France 10 14 24  FRA LEN 8
9  Georgia 10 12 Q 22  GEO LEN 9
10  Romania 10 8 18  ROU LEN 10
11  Serbia 16 Q 16  SRB LEN 11
12  Germany 10 4 14  GER LEN 12
12  Italy 14 Q Q 14  ITA LEN 12
14  Canada 10 10  CAN UANA 14
14  Malta 10 10  MLT LEN 14
14  Slovakia 10 10  SVK LEN 14
14  Turkey 10 0 10  TUR LEN 14
18  Brazil 6 6  BRA UANA 18
 Australia Q 0  AUS OSA
 China 0 0  CHN AASF
 Japan 0 Q 0  JPN AASF
 Kazakhstan 0 Q 0  KAZ AASF
 South Africa Q 0  RSA CANA
 United States Q 0  USA UANA
Rk Team 20
ECH
20
ACH
20
OQT
20
WL
20
OG
21
ASC
Pt Team Conf Rk

Former rankings[edit]

1 Jan 2016 – 31 Dec 2019[edit]

FINA Men's Water Polo World Ranking (1 Jan 2016 – 31 Dec 2019) – Top 20 teams[3]
Rk Team 16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
16
OG
16
ASC
16
CCC1
17
UCp
17
WL
17
WCH
17
SEA
17
DT
17
CCC1
18
WL
18
ECH
18
AG
18
WCp
18
CCC2
19
UCp
19
WL
19
WCH
19
PAG
19
CCp
19
SEA
Pt Team Conf Rk
1  Serbia 30 40 100 40 70 10 30 25 40 54 439  SRB LEN 1
2  Croatia 10 10 84 25 90 18 22 18 30 70 377  CRO LEN 2
3  Hungary 22 24 10 60 78 30 10 40 18 62 354  HUN LEN 3
4  Italy 14 22 20 76 30 48 18 10 90 328  ITA LEN 4
5  Spain 16 20 10 46 36 25 26 20 78 277  ESP LEN 5
6  Montenegro 26 10 68 54 40 14 10 32 254  MNE LEN 6
7  Greece 18 25 52 10 62 16 10 44 237  GRE LEN 7
8  Australia 18 38 14 44 16 30 25 48 233  AUS OSA 8
9  United States 30 34 20 18 14 16 26 36 30 224  USA UANA 9
10  Japan 16 26 30 12 32 20 26 14 16 28 220  JPN AASF 10
11  Brazil 14 42 30 24 30 18 22 180  BRA UANA 11
12  Kazakhstan 6 10 26 16 28 12 30 14 16 158  KAZ AASF 12
13  Canada 14 26 14 10 22 12 26 124  CAN UANA 13
14  Russia 10 8 10 18 40 10 10 10 116  RUS LEN 14
15  Germany 10 10 10 10 10 20 40 110  GER LEN 15
16  France 10 18 10 30 10 16 10 104  FRA LEN 16
17  China 12 22 10 10 18 10 82  CHN AASF 17
18  Argentina 22 10 18 10 18 78  ARG UANA 18
19  Romania 10 12 10 10 10 10 62  ROU LEN 19
20  South Africa 2 12 12 10 24 60  RSA CANA 20
Rk Team 16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
16
OG
16
ASC
16
CCC1
17
UCp
17
WL
17
WCH
17
SEA
17
DT
17
CCC1
18
WL
18
ECH
18
AG
18
WCp
18
CCC2
19
UCp
19
WL
19
WCH
19
PAG
19
CCp
19
SEA
Pt Team Conf Rk
FINA Men's Water Polo World Ranking (1 Jan 2016 – 31 Dec 2019) – Other teams[3]
Rk Team 16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
16
OG
16
ASC
16
CCC1
17
UCp
17
WL
17
WCH
17
SEA
17
DT
17
CCC1
18
WL
18
ECH
18
AG
18
WCp
18
CCC2
19
UCp
19
WL
19
WCH
19
PAG
19
CCp
19
SEA
Pt Team Conf Rk
21  Netherlands 10 16 10 10 10 56  NED LEN 21
22  Singapore 16 4 2 14 10 2 48  SGP AASF 22
23  New Zealand 10 10 10 12 42  NZL OSA 23
24  Georgia 10 10 10 10 40  GEO LEN 24
24  Iran 18 0 22 40  IRI AASF 24
24  Saudi Arabia 14 6 10 10 40  KSA AASF 24
27  Slovakia 10 4 10 10 34  SVK LEN 27
28  South Korea 16 14 30  KOR AASF 28
28  Turkey 10 10 10 30  TUR LEN 28
30  Trinidad and Tobago 2 18 1 3 24  TTO UANA 30
31  Cuba 4 3 16 23  CUB UANA 31
32  Hong Kong 10 10 2 22  HKG AASF 32
33  Indonesia 3 10 4 4 21  INA AASF 33
34  Malta 10 0 10 20  MLT LEN 34
35  Puerto Rico 1 2 14 17  PUR UANA 35
36  Philippines 10 1 2 3 16  PHI AASF 36
37  Mexico 2 1 10 13  MEX UANA 37
38  Peru 2 10 12  PER UANA 38
39  Austria 4 6 10  AUT LEN 39
39  Costa Rica 4 1 5 10  CRC UANA 39
39  Uruguay 10 10  URU UANA 39
42  Panama 3 3 6  PAN UANA 42
43  Malaysia 2 2 1 5  MAS AASF 43
44  Colombia 4 4  COL UANA 44
44  Venezuela 3 1 4  VEN UANA 44
46  Guatemala 1 1 1 3  GUA UANA 46
47  El Salvador 1 1 2  ESA UANA 47
47  India 2 2  IND AASF 47
47  Ireland 2 2  IRL LEN 47
47  Jamaica 1 1 2  JAM UANA 47
47  Chinese Taipei 2 2  TPE AASF 47
47  Thailand 1 1 2  THA AASF 47
47  Tunisia 2 2  TUN CANA 47
47  Zimbabwe 2 2  ZIM CANA 47
55  Barbados 1 1  BAR UANA 55
55  Dominican Republic 1 1  DOM UANA 55
Rk Team 16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
16
OG
16
ASC
16
CCC1
17
UCp
17
WL
17
WCH
17
SEA
17
DT
17
CCC1
18
WL
18
ECH
18
AG
18
WCp
18
CCC2
19
UCp
19
WL
19
WCH
19
PAG
19
CCp
19
SEA
Pt Team Conf Rk

29 Jul 2012 – 5 Aug 2016[edit]

FINA Men's Water Polo World Ranking (29 Jul 2012 – 5 Aug 2016) – Top 20 teams[5]
Rk Team 12
OG
12
ASC
13
UCp1
13
DT
13
WL
13
WCH
13
ACp
13
UCp2
14
WL
14
ECH
14
WCp
14
AG
15
UCp
15
DT
15
WL
15
PAG
15
WCH
15
ACH
16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk
1  Serbia 76 40 44 40 30 40 40 90 30 40 470  SRB LEN 1
2  Hungary 60 30 90 30 26 30 16 48 22 24 10 386  HUN LEN 2
3  Croatia 100 10 70 10 16 25 30 78 10 10 359  CRO LEN 3
4  Montenegro 68 25 78 25 18 14 10 54 26 10 328  MNE LEN 4
5  Italy 84 10 62 10 22 14 62 14 22 20 320  ITA LEN 5
6  United States 42 26 20 36 30 18 20 20 30 44 30 316  USA UANA 6
7  Greece 38 10 48 10 14 10 70 18 25 243  GRE LEN 7
8  Canada 30 10 28 26 16 30 10 22 36 14 222  CAN UANA 8
9  Kazakhstan 30 26 24 10 16 30 10 28 22 6 10 212  KAZ AASF 9
10  Australia 46 40 20 18 18 40 18 200  AUS OSA 10
11  Spain 52 10 54 10 10 16 20 10 182  ESP LEN 11
12  China 30 16 16 18 12 22 12 14 26 12 178  CHN AASF 12
13  Brazil 22 12 14 26 25 26 32 14 171  BRA UANA 13
14  Japan 22 14 10 26 10 18 30 16 146  JPN AASF 14
15  Romania 34 10 18 10 10 10 10 12 10 124  ROU LEN 15
16  Germany 10 32 10 10 10 10 10 92  GER LEN 16
16  Russia 18 10 10 10 16 10 8 10 92  RUS LEN 16
18  Argentina 18 22 10 18 12 80  ARG UANA 18
19  Singapore 18 2 26 16 62  SGP AASF 19
20  France 10 10 10 18 10 58  FRA LEN 20
20  Iran 30 10 18 58  IRI AASF 20
Rk Team 12
OG
12
ASC
13
UCp1
13
DT
13
WL
13
WCH
13
ACp
13
UCp2
14
WL
14
ECH
14
WCp
14
AG
15
UCp
15
DT
15
WL
15
PAG
15
WCH
15
ACH
16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk
FINA Men's Water Polo World Ranking (29 Jul 2012 – 5 Aug 2016) – Other teams[5]
Rk Team 12
OG
12
ASC
13
UCp1
13
DT
13
WL
13
WCH
13
ACp
13
UCp2
14
WL
14
ECH
14
WCp
14
AG
15
UCp
15
DT
15
WL
15
PAG
15
WCH
15
ACH
16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk
22  South Africa 2 14 12 24 2 54  RSA CANA 22
23  Kuwait 2 22 14 2 40  KUW AASF 23
23  Turkey 10 10 10 10 40  TUR LEN 23
25  Saudi Arabia 14 4 16 34  KSA AASF 25
25  Slovakia 10 10 10 4 34  SVK LEN 25
27  Georgia 10 10 10 30  GEO LEN 27
28  Great Britain 26 26  GBR LEN 28
28  Netherlands 10 16 26  NED LEN 28
28  Uzbekistan 16 10 26  UZB AASF 28
31  Sri Lanka 10 14 24  SRI AASF 31
32  New Zealand 10 12 22  NZL OSA 32
33  Hong Kong 10 10 20  HKG AASF 33
34  South Korea 18 18  KOR AASF 34
35  Mexico 16 16  MEX UANA 35
35  Philippines 16 16  PHI AASF 35
37  Venezuela 14 14  VEN UANA 37
38  Malta 2 10 12  MLT LEN 38
39  Cuba 10 10  CUB UANA 39
39  Ecuador 10 10  ECU UANA 39
39  Thailand 10 10  THA AASF 39
42  Uruguay 2 6 8  URU UANA 42
43  Egypt 6 6  EGY CANA 43
44  Austria 4 4  AUT LEN 44
44  Guatemala 2 2 4  GUA UANA 44
44  Tunisia 2 2 4  TUN CANA 44
47  Azerbaijan 2 2  AZE LEN 47
47  Indonesia 2 2  INA AASF 47
47  Morocco 2 2  MAR CANA 47
47  Peru 2 2  PER UANA 47
47  Puerto Rico 2 2  PUR UANA 47
Rk Team 12
OG
12
ASC
13
UCp1
13
DT
13
WL
13
WCH
13
ACp
13
UCp2
14
WL
14
ECH
14
WCp
14
AG
15
UCp
15
DT
15
WL
15
PAG
15
WCH
15
ACH
16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk

8 Aug 2008 – 28 Jul 2012[edit]

FINA Men's Water Polo World Ranking (8 Aug 2008 – 28 Jul 2012) – Top 20 teams
Rk Team 08
OG
09
UCp
09
ACH
09
DT
09
WL
09
WCH
10
ACp
10
WL
10
WCp
10
ECH
10
AG
11
UCp
11
DT
11
WL
11
WCH
11
PAG
12
ACH
12
ECH
12
ACp
12
OQT
12
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk
1  Serbia 76 25 90 40 40 22 40 78 30 441  SRB LEN 1
2  Croatia 52 30 70 25 30 30 25 70 10 40 382  CRO LEN 2
3  Spain 60 10 78 16 25 10 10 54 10 22 30 325  ESP LEN 3
4  United States 84 20 62 18 20 20 48 30 20 322  USA UANA 4
5  Montenegro 68 40 36 30 16 18 44 26 24 302  MNE LEN 5
6  Italy 38 18 28 10 26 30 90 18 25 283  ITA LEN 6
7  Hungary 100 54 18 62 22 256  HUN LEN 7
8  China 26 30 24 30 14 14 26 12 14 26 16 232  CHN AASF 8
9  Canada 30 0 40 30 14 32 26 16 10 198  CAN UANA 9
10  Australia 42 16 32 20 16 16 36 14 192  AUS OSA 10
11  Germany 34 10 48 0 14 10 40 16 8 10 190  GER LEN 11
12  Kazakhstan 26 12 10 30 10 18 30 30 18 184  KAZ AASF 12
13  Romania 10 44 10 18 10 10 24 10 18 10 164  ROU LEN 13
14  Japan 22 14 10 22 10 28 22 10 138  JPN AASF 14
15  Greece 46 10 10 10 10 14 20 10 130  GRE LEN 15
16  Brazil 0 18 10 26 16 22 10 12 114  BRA UANA 16
17  Kuwait 18 10 16 4 18 26 92  KUW AASF 17
18  Iran 10 26 0 12 6 22 76  IRI AASF 18
19  North Macedonia 16 0 10 10 10 14 10 70  MKD LEN 19
20  South Africa 12 14 12 12 50  RSA CANA 20
20  Russia 10 10 10 10 10 50  RUS LEN 20
Rk Team 08
OG
09
UCp
09
ACH
09
DT
09
WL
09
WCH
10
ACp
10
WL
10
WCp
10
ECH
10
AG
11
UCp
11
DT
11
WL
11
WCH
11
PAG
12
ACH
12
ECH
12
ACp
12
OQT
12
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk
FINA Men's Water Polo World Ranking (8 Aug 2008 – 28 Jul 2012) – Other teams
Rk Team 08
OG
09
UCp
09
ACH
09
DT
09
WL
09
WCH
10
ACp
10
WL
10
WCp
10
ECH
10
AG
11
UCp
11
DT
11
WL
11
WCH
11
PAG
12
ACH
12
ECH
12
ACp
12
OQT
12
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk
22  Argentina 22 16 6 44  ARG UANA 22
23  Hong Kong 14 18 10 42  HKG AASF 23
23  Turkey 0 10 0 10 12 10 42  TUR LEN 23
25  South Korea 22 18 40  KOR AASF 25
26  Singapore 16 6 14 2 38  SGP AASF 26
27  Saudi Arabia 10 10 20  KSA AASF 27
28  Cuba 18 18  CUB UANA 28
28  Indonesia 2 16 18  INA AASF 28
28  Uzbekistan 18 18  UZB AASF 28
31  Algeria 2 10 0 2 14  ALG CANA 31
31  Morocco 2 10 0 2 14  MAR CANA 31
31  Mexico 14 14  MEX UANA 31
31  Netherlands 0 10 4 14  NED LEN 31
31  Tunisia 2 10 2 14  TUN CANA 31
36  Colombia 10 10  COL UANA 36
36  Great Britain 10 10  GBR LEN 36
36  Qatar 10 10  QAT AASF 36
36  Venezuela 0 10 10  VEN UANA 36
40  Trinidad and Tobago 4 2 6  TTO UANA 40
41  Netherlands Antilles 2 2  AHO UANA 41
41  Chile 2 2  CHI UANA 41
41  Guatemala 2 2  GUA UANA 41
41  Jamaica 2 2  JAM UANA 41
41  Kenya 2 2  KEN CANA 41
41  Peru 2 2  PER UANA 41
41  Philippines 2 2  PHI AASF 41
41  Uruguay 2 2  URU UANA 41
49  France 0 0 0  FRA LEN 49
49  Libya 0 0  LBA CANA 49
49  New Zealand 0 0 0 0  NZL OSA 49
Rk Team 08
OG
09
UCp
09
ACH
09
DT
09
WL
09
WCH
10
ACp
10
WL
10
WCp
10
ECH
10
AG
11
UCp
11
DT
11
WL
11
WCH
11
PAG
12
ACH
12
ECH
12
ACp
12
OQT
12
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk

By year (2008–2019)[edit]

FINA Men's Water Polo World Rankings by year (2008–2019)
Date Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
31 Dec 2019 Team  SRB  CRO  HUN  ITA  ESP  MNE  GRE  AUS  USA  JPN
Points 439 377 354 328 277 254 237 233 224 220
31 Dec 2018 Team  SRB  CRO  HUN  ITA  MNE  GRE  ESP  JPN  AUS  USA
Points 345 277 274 228 212 183 179 176 160 132
31 Dec 2017 Team  SRB  CRO  ITA  HUN  GRE  MNE  ESP  JPN  AUS  BRA
Points 280 219 210 194 167 158 128 116 114 110
31 Dec 2016 Team  SRB  ITA  HUN  CRO
 MNE
 GRE  ESP  JPN  FRA  USA
Points 170 132 116 104 95 92 72 68 64
Date Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
31 Dec 2015 Team  SRB  CRO  HUN  MNE  USA  ITA  CAN  GRE  KAZ  AUS
Points 400 339 330 292 286 264 208 200 196 182
31 Dec 2014 Team  SRB  HUN  CRO  MNE  USA  ITA  KAZ  ESP  AUS  GRE
Points 270 266 231 228 192 188 136 126 124 120
31 Dec 2013 Team  CRO
 HUN
 MNE  SRB  ITA  USA  ESP  GRE  CAN  AUS
Points 180 171 160 156 154 116 96 94 86
31 Dec 2012 Team  CRO  ITA  SRB  MNE  HUN  KAZ  ESP  AUS  USA  GRE
Points 100 84 76 68 60 56 52 46 42 38
Date Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
31 Dec 2011 Team  SRB  CRO  USA  ESP  MNE  ITA  HUN  CHN  AUS  CAN
Points 411 332 302 263 252 240 234 190 178 172
31 Dec 2010 Team  SRB  CRO  USA  ESP  MNE  HUN  CHN  AUS  ITA  GER
Points 293 237 204 199 190 172 164 126 120 106
31 Dec 2009 Team  SRB  USA  HUN  CRO  ESP  MNE  GER  AUS  ITA  CHN
Points 191 166 154 152 148 144 92 90 84 80
31 Dec 2008 Team  HUN  USA  SRB  MNE  ESP  CRO  GRE  AUS  ITA  GER
Points 100 84 76 68 60 52 46 42 38 34
Date Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Total points[edit]

As of 21 February 2021 (updated after the 2020 Men's Water Polo Olympic Qualification Tournament).

Men's national water polo teams – Top 20 teams
Rk Team 8 Aug 2008 –
28 Jul 2012
29 Jul 2012 –
5 Aug 2016
6 Aug 2016 –
31 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020 –
31 Dec 2023
Total points
1  Serbia 441 470 369 16 1296
2  Croatia 382 359 357 38 1136
3  Hungary 256 386 298 30 970
4  Montenegro 302 328 218 46 894
5  Italy 283 320 272 14 889
6  United States 322 316 194 0 832
7  Spain 325 182 231 26 764
8  Australia 192 200 215 0 607
9  Greece 130 243 194 32 599
10  Canada 198 222 110 10 540
11  Kazakhstan 184 212 142 0 538
12  Japan 138 146 204 0 488
13  China 232 178 70 0 480
14  Brazil 114 171 166 6 457
15  Germany 190 92 90 14 386
16  Romania 164 124 30 18 336
17  Russia 50 92 88 28 258
18  Argentina 44 80 78 0 202
19  Iran 76 58 40 0 174
20  South Africa 50 54 58 0 162
Rk Team 8 Aug 2008 –
28 Jul 2012
29 Jul 2012 –
5 Aug 2016
6 Aug 2016 –
31 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020 –
31 Dec 2023
Total points
Men's national water polo teams – Other teams
Rk Team 8 Aug 2008 –
28 Jul 2012
29 Jul 2012 –
5 Aug 2016
6 Aug 2016 –
31 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020 –
31 Dec 2023
Total points
21  France 0 58 66 24 148
21  Singapore 38 62 48 0 148
23  Kuwait 92 40 0 0 132
24  Turkey 42 40 10 10 102
25  Netherlands 14 26 30 26 96
26  Saudi Arabia 20 34 40 0 94
27  South Korea 40 18 30 0 88
28  Hong Kong 42 20 22 0 84
29  Georgia 0 30 20 22 72
30  North Macedonia 70 0 0 0 70
31  New Zealand 0 22 42 0 64
31  Slovakia 0 34 20 10 64
33  Cuba 18 10 23 0 51
34  Uzbekistan 18 26 0 0 44
35  Mexico 14 16 13 0 43
36  Indonesia 18 2 21 0 41
37  Great Britain 10 26 0 0 36
38  Philippines 2 16 16 0 34
39  Malta 0 12 10 10 32
40  Trinidad and Tobago 6 0 24 0 30
41  Venezuela 10 14 4 0 28
42  Sri Lanka 0 24 0 0 24
43  Tunisia 14 4 2 0 20
43  Uruguay 2 8 10 0 20
45  Puerto Rico 0 2 17 0 19
46  Morocco 14 2 0 0 16
46  Peru 2 2 12 0 16
48  Algeria 14 0 0 0 14
48  Austria 0 4 10 0 14
48  Colombia 10 0 4 0 14
51  Thailand 0 10 2 0 12
52  Costa Rica 0 0 10 0 10
52  Ecuador 0 10 0 0 10
52  Qatar 10 0 0 0 10
55  Guatemala 2 4 3 0 9
56  Egypt 0 6 0 0 6
56  Panama 0 0 6 0 6
58  Malaysia 0 0 5 0 5
59  Jamaica 2 0 2 0 4
60  Netherlands Antilles 2 0 0 0 2
60  Azerbaijan 0 2 0 0 2
60  Chile 2 0 0 0 2
60  El Salvador 0 0 2 0 2
60  India 0 0 2 0 2
60  Ireland 0 0 2 0 2
60  Kenya 2 0 0 0 2
60  Chinese Taipei 0 0 2 0 2
60  Zimbabwe 0 0 2 0 2
69  Barbados 0 0 1 0 1
69  Dominican Republic 0 0 1 0 1
71  Libya 0 0 0 0 0
Rk Team 8 Aug 2008 –
28 Jul 2012
29 Jul 2012 –
5 Aug 2016
6 Aug 2016 –
31 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020 –
31 Dec 2023
Total points

Women's rankings[edit]

Abbreviations[edit]

Rk Rank Pt Points Conf Confederation
OG Olympic Games OQT Olympic Qualification Tournament
WCH World Aquatics Championships WCp FINA World Cup WL FINA World League
AG Asian Games ECH European Championship PAG Pan American Games
ACH Asian Water Polo Championship ACp Asian Water Polo Cup ASC Asian Swimming Championships
UCp UANA Cup SEA Southeast Asian Games
CCC1 Tournament organized by CCCAN CCC2 Central American and Caribbean Games + another tournament organized by CCCAN

Current ranking[edit]

As of 27 March 2021 (updated after the 2020 FINA Women's Water Polo World League – European qualification round).

FINA Women's Water Polo World Ranking (1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2023)
Rk Team 20
ECH
20
ACH
20
OQT
20
WL
20
OG
21
ASC
Pt Team Conf Rk
1  Hungary 22 28 Q Q 50  HUN LEN 1
2  Netherlands 18 22 Q 40  NED LEN 2
3  Greece 14 16 30  GRE LEN 3
3  Spain 30 Q Q 30  ESP LEN 3
5  Italy 16 10 26  ITA LEN 5
5  Russia 26 Q Q 26  RUS LEN 5
7  France 10 8 18  FRA LEN 7
8  Israel 10 4 14  ISR LEN 8
9  Slovakia 10 2 12  SVK LEN 9
10  Croatia 10 10  CRO LEN 10
10  Germany 10 10  GER LEN 10
10  Serbia 10 10  SRB LEN 10
13  Kazakhstan 0 6 6  KAZ AASF 13
 Australia Q 0  AUS OSA
 Brazil 0  BRA UANA
 Canada Q 0  CAN UANA
 China 0 Q 0  CHN AASF
 Japan 0 Q 0  JPN AASF
 New Zealand 0  NZL OSA
 South Africa Q 0  RSA CANA
 United States Q 0  USA UANA
 Uzbekistan 0 0  UZB AASF
Rk Team 20
ECH
20
ACH
20
OQT
20
WL
20
OG
21
ASC
Pt Team Conf Rk

Former rankings[edit]

1 Jan 2016 – 31 Dec 2019[edit]

FINA Women's Water Polo World Ranking (1 Jan 2016 – 31 Dec 2019) – Top 20 teams[4]
Rk Team 16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
16
OG
16
ASC
16
CCC1
17
WL
17
WCH
17
SEA
17
CCC1
18
WL
18
ECH
18
AG
18
WCp
18
CCC2
19
UCp
19
WL
19
WCH
19
PAG
19
SEA
Pt Team Conf Rk
1  United States 28 40 90 40 80 40 40 40 80 30 508  USA UANA 1
2  Russia 14 16 16 68 25 60 25 16 30 25 46 341  RUS LEN 2
3  Spain 18 10 30 52 68 18 22 20 10 68 316  ESP LEN 3
4  Italy 22 22 18 78 10 40 14 30 40 274  ITA LEN 4
5  Hungary 30 10 60 20 46 10 18 16 52 262  HUN LEN 5
6  Australia 25 46 14 32 14 25 18 60 234  AUS OSA 6
6  Canada 4 14 30 52 20 16 30 14 28 26 234  CAN UANA 6
8  China 20 40 30 16 24 16 30 18 12 20 226  CHN AASF 8
9  Netherlands 26 8 10 18 28 30 30 20 36 206  NED LEN 9
10  Greece 16 6 10 10 36 26 10 32 146  GRE LEN 10
11  Japan 1 10 26 12 14 12 22 10 14 121  JPN AASF 11
12  Kazakhstan 22 10 10 10 26 10 24 112  KAZ AASF 12
13  Brazil 12 36 12 22 22 104  BRA UANA 13
14  France 10 2 10 10 20 10 10 72  FRA LEN 14
15  New Zealand 1 16 10 14 10 16 67  NZL OSA 15
16  Cuba 4 4 26 10 18 62  CUB UANA 16
17  South Africa 1 8 12 10 12 43  RSA CANA 17
18  Thailand 16 4 18 4 42  THA AASF 18
19  Germany 10 1 10 10 31  GER LEN 19
20  Hong Kong 10 14 24  HKG AASF 20
Rk Team 16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
16
OG
16
ASC
16
CCC1
17
WL
17
WCH
17
SEA
17
CCC1
18
WL
18
ECH
18
AG
18
WCp
18
CCC2
19
UCp
19
WL
19
WCH
19
PAG
19
SEA
Pt Team Conf Rk
FINA Women's Water Polo World Ranking (1 Jan 2016 – 31 Dec 2019) – Other teams[4]
Rk Team 16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
16
OG
16
ASC
16
CCC1
17
WL
17
WCH
17
SEA
17
CCC1
18
WL
18
ECH
18
AG
18
WCp
18
CCC2
19
UCp
19
WL
19
WCH
19
PAG
19
SEA
Pt Team Conf Rk
21  Croatia 10 10 20  CRO LEN 21
21  Israel 10 10 20  ISR LEN 21
21  Puerto Rico 1 3 16 20  PUR UANA 21
21  Serbia 10 10 20  SRB LEN 21
21  Singapore 14 3 3 20  SGP AASF 21
21  Turkey 10 10 20  TUR LEN 21
27  Mexico 3 2 14 19  MEX UANA 27
28  Indonesia 2 16 18  INA AASF 28
28  Uzbekistan 18 18  UZB AASF 28
30  Venezuela 2 1 10 13  VEN UANA 30
31  Peru 10 10  PER UANA 31
31  Portugal 10 10  POR LEN 31
31  Trinidad and Tobago 4 1 5 10  TTO UANA 31
34  South Korea 8 8  KOR AASF 34
35  Guatemala 3 3 6  GUA UANA 35
36  Philippines 2 2  PHI AASF 36
37  Colombia 1 1  COL UANA 37
37  Malaysia 1 1  MAS AASF 37
Rk Team 16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
16
OG
16
ASC
16
CCC1
17
WL
17
WCH
17
SEA
17
CCC1
18
WL
18
ECH
18
AG
18
WCp
18
CCC2
19
UCp
19
WL
19
WCH
19
PAG
19
SEA
Pt Team Conf Rk

30 Jul 2012 – 8 Aug 2016[edit]

FINA Women's Water Polo World Ranking (30 Jul 2012 – 8 Aug 2016) – Top 20 teams[5]
Rk Team 12
OG
12
ASC
13
UCp1
13
WL
13
WCH
13
ACp
13
UCp2
14
WL
14
ECH
14
WCp
14
AG
15
UCp
15
WL
15
PAG
15
WCH
15
ACH
16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk
1  United States 90 25 46 30 40 40 40 30 80 28 40 489  USA UANA 1
2  China 52 30 40 28 30 20 20 30 20 46 30 20 366  CHN AASF 2
3  Spain 78 18 80 18 30 25 10 36 18 10 30 353  ESP LEN 3
4  Australia 68 14 68 25 30 30 52 25 312  AUS OSA 4
5  Russia 46 30 52 14 16 16 18 32 14 16 16 270  RUS LEN 5
6  Hungary 60 20 60 10 22 18 10 28 30 10 268  HUN LEN 6
7  Italy 40 16 24 30 18 14 60 22 22 18 264  ITA LEN 7
8  Canada 30 12 32 26 16 30 16 26 20 4 14 226  CAN UANA 8
9  Netherlands 10 36 26 25 68 26 8 10 209  NED LEN 9
10  Brazil 26 10 12 12 26 12 22 24 12 156  BRA UANA 10
10  Greece 10 40 10 14 10 40 16 6 10 156  GRE LEN 10
12  Kazakhstan 26 20 10 22 10 16 104  KAZ AASF 12
13  Japan 10 10 26 10 10 26 1 10 103  JPN AASF 13
14  Singapore 18 26 12 16 72  SGP AASF 14
15  Great Britain 36 14 10 10 70  GBR LEN 15
16  France 10 10 12 10 2 10 54  FRA LEN 16
17  New Zealand 10 16 10 14 1 51  NZL OSA 17
18  Uzbekistan 22 8 18 48  UZB AASF 18
19  Venezuela 22 10 10 42  VEN UANA 19
20  South Africa 10 14 8 1 33  RSA CANA 20
Rk Team 12
OG
12
ASC
13
UCp1
13
WL
13
WCH
13
ACp
13
UCp2
14
WL
14
ECH
14
WCp
14
AG
15
UCp
15
WL
15
PAG
15
WCH
15
ACH
16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk
FINA Women's Water Polo World Ranking (30 Jul 2012 – 8 Aug 2016) – Other teams[5]
Rk Team 12
OG
12
ASC
13
UCp1
13
WL
13
WCH
13
ACp
13
UCp2
14
WL
14
ECH
14
WCp
14
AG
15
UCp
15
WL
15
PAG
15
WCH
15
ACH
16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk
21  Germany 10 10 1 10 31  GER LEN 21
22  Argentina 18 10 28  ARG UANA 22
22  Hong Kong 14 14 28  HKG AASF 22
24  Sri Lanka 10 16 26  SRI AASF 24
25  Thailand 22 22  THA AASF 25
26  Cuba 18 18  CUB UANA 26
26  Philippines 18 18  PHI AASF 26
28  India 16 16  IND AASF 28
28  Puerto Rico 16 16  PUR UANA 28
30  Mexico 14 14  MEX UANA 30
31  Croatia 10 10  CRO LEN 31
31  Portugal 10 10  POR LEN 31
31  Serbia 10 10  SRB LEN 31
31  Turkey 10 10  TUR LEN 31
Rk Team 12
OG
12
ASC
13
UCp1
13
WL
13
WCH
13
ACp
13
UCp2
14
WL
14
ECH
14
WCp
14
AG
15
UCp
15
WL
15
PAG
15
WCH
15
ACH
16
ECH
16
OQT
16
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk

8 Aug 2008 – 29 Jul 2012[edit]

FINA Women's Water Polo World Ranking (8 Aug 2008 – 29 Jul 2012) – Top 20 teams
Rk Team 08
OG
09
UCp
09
ACH
09
WL
09
WCH
10
WL
10
WCp
10
ECH
10
AG
11
UCp
11
WL
11
WCH
11
PAG
12
ACH
12
ECH
12
OQT
12
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk
1  United States 78 40 80 40 40 40 40 30 40 428  USA UANA 1
2  China 52 30 18 20 18 25 30 20 68 30 20 331  CHN AASF 2
3  Greece 36 14 52 25 14 26 14 80 26 6 25 318  GRE LEN 3
4  Russia 40 16 60 20 20 30 18 60 18 16 18 316  RUS LEN 4
5  Australia 68 25 40 30 30 25 46 30 294  AUS OSA 5
6  Italy 46 12 28 10 18 30 52 30 22 12 260  ITA LEN 6
7  Netherlands 90 46 14 22 36 14 8 10 240  NED LEN 7
8  Hungary 60 36 16 16 16 10 28 22 10 10 224  HUN LEN 8
9  Canada 0 30 68 12 18 16 32 26 4 14 220  CAN UANA 9
10  Spain 20 32 10 14 12 20 16 28 10 162  ESP LEN 10
11  Kazakhstan 26 12 0 26 14 26 2 106  KAZ AASF 11
12  Germany 10 24 10 10 0 10 16 80  GER LEN 12
13  Brazil 0 14 0 26 12 22 1 0 75  BRA UANA 13
14  Cuba 30 24 18 72  CUB UANA 14
15  New Zealand 10 16 12 10 16 64  NZL OSA 15
16  Uzbekistan 22 10 22 8 62  UZB AASF 16
17  Japan 10 0 10 22 10 52  JPN AASF 17
18  Argentina 22 10 32  ARG UANA 18
19  France 10 10 20  FRA LEN 19
19  Great Britain 0 0 10 10 0 20  GBR LEN 19
Rk Team 08
OG
09
UCp
09
ACH
09
WL
09
WCH
10
WL
10
WCp
10
ECH
10
AG
11
UCp
11
WL
11
WCH
11
PAG
12
ACH
12
ECH
12
OQT
12
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk
FINA Women's Water Polo World Ranking (8 Aug 2008 – 29 Jul 2012) – Other teams
Rk Team 08
OG
09
UCp
09
ACH
09
WL
09
WCH
10
WL
10
WCp
10
ECH
10
AG
11
UCp
11
WL
11
WCH
11
PAG
12
ACH
12
ECH
12
OQT
12
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk
21  India 18 18  IND AASF 21
21  South Africa 0 8 0 10 18  RSA CANA 21
21  Singapore 18 18  SGP AASF 21
24  Puerto Rico 0 16 16  PUR UANA 24
25  Mexico 14 14  MEX UANA 25
26  Croatia 10 10  CRO LEN 26
26  Venezuela 10 10  VEN UANA 26
Rk Team 08
OG
09
UCp
09
ACH
09
WL
09
WCH
10
WL
10
WCp
10
ECH
10
AG
11
UCp
11
WL
11
WCH
11
PAG
12
ACH
12
ECH
12
OQT
12
WL
Pt Team Conf Rk

By year (2008–2019)[edit]

FINA Women's Water Polo World Rankings by year (2008–2019)
Date Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
31 Dec 2019 Team  USA  RUS  ESP  ITA  HUN  AUS
 CAN
 CHN  NED  GRE
Points 508 341 316 274 262 234 226 206 146
31 Dec 2018 Team  USA  RUS  ESP  ITA  CHN
 HUN
 AUS  NED  CAN  GRE
Points 358 270 238 204 194 156 150 136 104
31 Dec 2017 Team  USA  RUS  ITA  ESP  HUN  CHN  AUS  CAN  NED  GRE
Points 278 199 190 178 166 130 117 100 90 78
31 Dec 2016 Team  USA  ITA  RUS  ESP  HUN  CHN  AUS  BRA  NED  JPN
Points 158 140 114 110 100 90 71 48 44 37
Date Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
31 Dec 2015 Team  USA  CHN  ESP  AUS  HUN  RUS  ITA  CAN  NED  BRA
Points 421 346 313 287 258 238 224 208 191 144
31 Dec 2014 Team  USA  CHN  ESP  AUS  HUN  RUS  ITA  CAN  KAZ  GRE
Points 271 250 249 205 190 174 128 116 78 74
31 Dec 2013 Team  USA  CHN  ESP  AUS  HUN  RUS  CAN  ITA  GBR
 GRE
Points 191 180 176 150 140 128 100 80 50
31 Dec 2012 Team  USA  CHN  ESP  AUS  HUN  RUS  ITA  GBR  KAZ  UZB
Points 90 82 78 68 60 46 40 36 26 22
Date Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
31 Dec 2011 Team  USA  CHN  AUS
 RUS
 GRE  NED  CAN  ITA  HUN  ESP
Points 388 281 264 261 208 202 196 182 108
31 Dec 2010 Team  USA  AUS
 CHN
 RUS  NED  GRE  HUN  CAN  ITA  ESP
Points 278 193 186 172 167 144 128 114 76
31 Dec 2009 Team  USA  NED  AUS  CHN  RUS  GRE  CAN  HUN  ITA  ESP
Points 198 136 133 120 116 102 98 96 86 52
31 Dec 2008 Team  NED  USA  AUS  HUN  CHN  ITA  RUS  GRE
Points 90 78 68 60 52 46 40 36
Date Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Total points[edit]

As of 27 March 2021 (updated after the 2020 FINA Women's Water Polo World League – European qualification round).

Women's national water polo teams – Top 20 teams
Rk Team 8 Aug 2008 –
29 Jul 2012
30 Jul 2012 –
8 Aug 2016
1 Jan 2016 –
31 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020 –
31 Dec 2023
Total points
1  United States 428 489 440 0 1357
2  Russia 316 270 295 26 907
3  China 331 366 206 0 903
4  Australia 294 312 209 0 815
5  Spain 162 353 258 30 803
6  Hungary 224 268 222 50 764
7  Italy 260 264 212 26 762
8  Canada 220 226 216 0 662
9  Netherlands 240 209 162 40 651
10  Greece 318 156 114 30 618
11  Kazakhstan 106 104 112 6 328
12  Brazil 75 156 92 0 323
13  Japan 52 103 110 0 265
14  New Zealand 64 51 66 0 181
15  Cuba 72 18 62 0 152
16  France 20 54 50 18 142
17  Germany 80 31 10 10 131
18  Uzbekistan 62 48 18 0 128
19  Singapore 18 72 20 0 110
20  South Africa 18 33 42 0 93
Rk Team 8 Aug 2008 –
29 Jul 2012
30 Jul 2012 –
8 Aug 2016
1 Jan 2016 –
31 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020 –
31 Dec 2023
Total points
Women's national water polo teams – Other teams
Rk Team 8 Aug 2008 –
29 Jul 2012
30 Jul 2012 –
8 Aug 2016
1 Jan 2016 –
31 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020 –
31 Dec 2023
Total points
21  Great Britain 20 70 0 0 90
22  Venezuela 10 42 13 0 65
23  Thailand 0 22 42 0 64
24  Argentina 32 28 0 0 60
25  Hong Kong 0 28 24 0 52
25  Puerto Rico 16 16 20 0 52
27  Mexico 14 14 19 0 47
28  Croatia 10 10 10 10 40
29  India 18 16 0 0 34
29  Israel 0 0 20 14 34
31  Serbia 0 10 10 10 30
32  Sri Lanka 0 26 0 0 26
33  Philippines 0 18 2 0 20
33  Turkey 0 10 10 0 20
35  Indonesia 0 0 18 0 18
36  Slovakia 0 0 0 12 12
37  Peru 0 0 10 0 10
37  Portugal 0 10 0 0 10
37  Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 10 0 10
40  South Korea 0 0 8 0 8
41  Guatemala 0 0 6 0 6
42  Colombia 0 0 1 0 1
42  Malaysia 0 0 1 0 1
Rk Team 8 Aug 2008 –
29 Jul 2012
30 Jul 2012 –
8 Aug 2016
1 Jan 2016 –
31 Dec 2019
1 Jan 2020 –
31 Dec 2023
Total points

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A modern Olympiad refers to a four-year period beginning January 1 of the year the Olympic Summer Games are normally held. The first modern Olympiad began January 1, 1896, the second January 1, 1900, and so on (the 32nd began January 1, 2020).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. pp. 4, 14, 25, 40, 48, 55, 56, 57, 67, 78, 83. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Points Score" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. 19 August 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 April 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d "FINA WP World Ranking Men 2016–2019" (XLSX). fina.org. FINA. 21 March 2020. Archived from the original on 20 April 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d "FINA WP World Ranking Women 2016–2019" (XLSX). fina.org. FINA. 5 April 2020. Archived from the original on 20 April 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "FINA Water Polo World Ranking 2012–2016" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. 2 March 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2020.

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