US Women Move Up in World Ranking Among Elite Eight

June 24, 2014, 1:11 p.m. (ET)

The statement heard around the world is the U.S. Women's National Field Hockey Team's performance on the global stage. The squad's tremendous play during elite 2014 competitions have resulted in not only growth within the team but their efforts are also being recognized with a new FIH World Ranking. Leaping two positions forward from their former marker of 10th, Team USA finds themselves among the elite eight of the world.

Coming off of great success at the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup and being named Champions Challenge victors, the U.S. Women's National Team has more in store in the upcoming years as they continue to make headlines and a country believe.  

    Rank        Country       CF       Points  
 1  Netherlands  EUR  2435
 2  Australia  OCE  2175
 3  Argentina  PAN  2145
 4  New Zealand  OCE  1843
 5  China  ASI  1653
 6  England  EUR  1637
 7  Germany  EUR  1625
 8  United States  ASI  1593
 9  Korea  ASI  1575
 10  Japan  ASI  1498