GILAS Pilipinas moved up a spot to No. 40 in the latest Fiba World Rankings for men.
It's a one step bump for the Philippines after sweeping its games in the fifth window of the 2023 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, both on the road against Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
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Still, the Pinoys remain eighth in the Asia-Pacific continent behind world No. 3 Australia, No. 20 Iran, No. 26 New Zealand, No. 27 China, No. 34 Jordan, Korea at 36, and Japan at 38.
Spain, on the other hand, seized the top spot in the men's rankings and dislodged United States.
Argentina, Australia, and France complete the top five, while also in the top 10 are Serbia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Greece, and Italy.