Taiwan's men's baseball ranking dropped from No. 2 to No. 4.
(picture taken from WBSC)
[Sports Center/Comprehensive Report] The World Baseball and Softball Council (WBSC) announced today the latest baseball rankings in the world. Taiwan dropped from No. 2 to No. 4. The United States and Mexico rose to No. 2 and No. 3, and won the classic game. Japan still ranks first.
The World Baseball and Softball Association announced the latest men's baseball world rankings, including events recognized by the WBSC in the past four years, from the U12 World Cup Baseball Tournament, the Big 12 Championship to the World Baseball Classic, as well as the Continental Championship and friendly matches. The ranking at the end of 2023 The top 12 countries will be qualified for the next WBSC Top 12.
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The Japanese team won the third championship in team history in the World Baseball Classic a few days ago, scoring 1150 points. Mexico, the semi-finalist of the classic, rose from 5th to 3rd, while South Korea dropped to 5th.
Taiwan's current points are based on the 6th place in the 2021 U23 World Cup (355 points), the 3rd place in the 2022 U12 World Cup (246 points), the 3rd place in the U15 World Cup Baseball (340 points), and the U18 World Cup. Baseball runner-up (459 points), third place in the U23 World Cup Baseball third place (502 points), the Taiwan team stopped in the preliminaries of the classic this year, and is in the last place in Group A, with 242 points and a total of 4061 points. 2 dropped to 4th.
The World Federation of Baseball and Softball's latest men's baseball world ranking top 12 are Japan, the United States, Taiwan, South Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, the Netherlands, Australia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Italy.