Serbia up to third in new FIBA rankings

Serbia have moved up three places in the new FIBA world rankings following their silver medal finish at the Rio Olympics.

It’s a just reward for the Serbian national team, who travel up to third in the rankings which were released soon after the Games concluded.

The joy for Serbia was not mirrored by Lithuania, who dropped two places to fifth following a disappointing quarter-final finish which led to coach Jonas Kazlauskas stepping down.

It was not good news as well for Russia, as a run of poor finishes in international tournament dating back to the 2013 Eurobasket tournament in Slovenia and culminating in a group stage elimination at last year’s Eurobasket in Montpellier mean that they have dropped two places to ninth.

Away from the top ten and it is good news for the Great Britain supporters as they rise two spots to 22nd as they prepare for this summer’s Eurobasket 2017 qualifiers.

The worst hit nation unfortunately goes to Germany, who fall an incredible nine spots down to 29th.

As expected, USA and Spain retain their number one and two spots, respectively following the Olympics.

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