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[11/17/2014] IBAF: Japan moves into first place in world rankings with silver finish at 21U World Cup

by on Nov.18, 2014 @ 2:06 am, under International
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Japan moved into first place in the World Rankings on Sunday with their Silver finish at the WBSC 21U Baseball World Cup.

The ranking system was introduced in 2009. Cuba held top honors until the United States finished in first place in 2013. Japan has slowly made its way up the chart, beginning with a third place finish in 2009, fourth place finishes in 2010 and 2011, a third place finish in 2012, and a second place finish in 2013.

IBAF World Baseball Rankings

Rank Nation Points 2013
1 Japan 785.18 2
2 USA 766.02 1
3 Cuba 612.98 3
4 Chinese Taipei 605.48 4
5 Netherlands 433.50 6
6 Canada 353.52 7
7 Dominican Republic 349.18 5
8  South Korea 340.90 8
9 Puerto Rico 276.50 9
10 Venezuela 261.00 10

Complete rankings can be found at the IBAF site.

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