Korean baseball, which was eliminated in the first round for three consecutive times in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), fell one notch to fifth place in the world rankings.
According to the World Baseball Rankings announced by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) on the 28th, Korea ranked 5th with 4049 points.
This ranking reflects all the results of international baseball competitions held over the past four years, including the 2023 WBC.
South Korea, which suffered the humiliation of being eliminated in the first round at this WBC, slipped from 4th to 5th with 4049 ranking points.
Korea, which rose to second place in August 2021, has been steadily declining in the rankings since then. In the ranking announced on December 31, 2021, it fell to 3rd place, and a year later, it ranked 4th.
In the ranking announced three months after that, the ranking fell again.
Japan, who won the WBC all-out, firmly maintained its first place with 5323 ranking points. Japan has never dropped from the top spot since 2014.
The runner-up, the United States (4402 points), rose from third to second place. Mexico (4130 points), who advanced to the WBC semifinals for the first time ever, jumped from 5th to 3rd.
On the other hand, Taiwan (4061 points), which was eliminated in the first round, fell from second to fourth.
Venezuela (3534 points), which was eliminated by the United States in the WBC quarterfinals, maintained 6th place, and Cuba (3151 points) pushed the Netherlands (3089 points) to 8th place and finished 7th. 메이저사이트
Australia (2,600 points), which succeeded in advancing to the quarterfinals for the first time by defeating Korea, was ranked 9th, and the Dominican Republic (2,415 points) was ranked 10th.
Italy, which reached the WBC quarterfinals in 10 years, jumped from 16th to 12th.