Gilas Pilipinas back as 30th-best team in the world

Gilas Pilipinas back as 30th-best team in the world
After dropping to 31st following the first window of the Asian Qualifiers, the Philippines is up one spot in the latest FIBA rankings released at the end of the second window this week.

Gilas is back as one of the 30 best teams in the world.

After dropping to 31st following the first window of the Asian Qualifiers, the Philippines is up one spot in the latest FIBA rankings released at the end of the second window this week.

Gilas Pilipinas is 30th in the world after going 1-1 in February, losing to Australia in Melbourne and beating Japan at home.

With 254.8 points, Gilas is fourth in Asia behind Australia (no. 10), Iran (no. 24), and China (no.28). The Philippines is also ahead of bitter rival South Korea.

The Koreans are 31st with 229.2 points.

There's no movement at the top of the rankings as the United States and Spain kept their no. 1 and no. 2 rankings respectively.

France is up one spot for third, replacing Serbia which dropped to fourth. Argentina complete the top 5.

The Philippines will see action in late June and early July against Taipei and the Boomers to complete the third and final window of the first round. Gilas is through to the second round of the Asian Qualifiers.

 


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