Their historic title at the 2018 FIVB World Championship boosted Serbia to the top of the FIVB World Rankings.
Lausanne, Switzerland, November 19, 2018 - Serbia shot to the top of the latest Women's FIVB World Rankings, boosted by their historic gold medal at the 2018 FIVB World Championship in Japan, last month, moving up two spots since the previous release of the list.
Serbia, who beat Italy in five electrifying sets in the final at Yokohama overtook both China (who finished third at Japan 2018 with a 3-0 win in the bronze medal match over the Netherlands and fell to second place in the rankings) and USA (who beat hosts Japan 3-1 for fifth place and dropped to third place in the rankings).Women's Top 5:Click on image above to view full women's rankings.
The only other team amongst the Top 10 to move up (by one spot) was Korea, who finished 17th in the World Championship and moved to ninth place in the rankings overtaking the Dominican Republic.Italy's silver medal at the 2018 FIVB World Championship was good to keep the side steady in eighth place in the FIVB World Rankings.
In the Men's FIVB World Rankings the situation remained unchanged at the top, with Brazil and USA holding on to their top positions, while Italy moved up a place to third.Men's Top 5:Click on image above to view full men's rankings.
The latest FIVB World Rankings take into account the performance of teams in the 2017 World League / World Grand Prix, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the 2015 World Cups and the 2018 World Championships.Related links:
• Women's FIVB World Ranking
• Men's FIVB World RankingQuick links - Volleyball:FIVB.com - VolleyballFIVB.com