Patty"TheGOAT"Mills
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FIBA World Men’s Rankings Update

https://www.fiba.basketball/news/serbia-latvia-make-strides-in-top-10-in-latest-fiba-world-ranking-presented-by-nike

1. USA
2. Spain
3. Germany
4. Serbia +1
5. Australia -1
6. Latvia +2
7. Canada -1
8. Argentina -1
9. France
10. Lithuania

The rankings were updated after the first window of the 2025 Continental Cup Qualifiers for Asia Cup, Afrobasket, AmeriCup and EuroBasket.

Serbia improved to 757.9 points to move up one spot to fourth place. The Balkan side swapped spaces with Australia for beating higher-ranked opponents in their Qualifiers. Serbia beat 20th-ranked Finland and 23rd-ranked Georgia while Australia defeated 75th-ranked Indonesia and 50th-ranked Korea in the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers.

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Hooping  
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ouch - Boomers will get a harder Olympics seeding now.

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Hooping  
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The draw is on March 19th.

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Hooping  
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Actually Fiba probably seeds the Olympics Qualifying tournaments into the Draw.

So Australia's Olympics draw is probably.

Pot 2 with Serbia and Latvia OQT (so wouldn't play them in rounds or quarters)

Pot 1 - USA/Germany / OQT Spain.
Pot 3 - Canada/France/ Lithuania OQT.
Pot 4 - Japan / South Sudan / Slovenia (or greece) OQt.

Likely 7 Euro teams.

Just getting to the quarter finals could be tough going.
USA and Canada would be in separate pools.

USA/France/Slovenia would be a tough draw.

Teams will be hoping to draw Japan or South Sudan out of Pot 4.
Probably higher odds of the USA pool drawing Greece/Slovenia out of Pot 4.

If Australia draws in the USA Pool, then can probably expect France/Lithuania and Slovenia/Greece. Ouch!

The draw gets interesting if there are any upsets at the Olympic qualifying tournaments.

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