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Serbia No. 3 in 2016 FIBA World Ranking Men; big jumps for Venezuela, Nigeria
Nigeria, Venezuela, Serbia and Brazil all took part in the Rio Games and have had noticeable jumps while Germany, Angola, Iran and Greece have had the biggest falls after failing to qualify for a second straight Olympics.
Nigeria played at a second consecutive Olympics
The Serbians, who suffered a heavy defeat to the Americans in the title game, just as they did at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Madrid, are well clear of No. 4 France (444), No. 5 Lithuania (442) and No. 6 Argentina (360). The Lithuanians and Argentinians played at the Olympics and reached the Quarter-Finals but lost to Australia and the USA, respectively.
Brazil (323) hosted the Summer Games and climbed two spots to No. 7 despite not advancing to the last eight. (The ranking is calculated within the scope of a two Olympic Games cycle, including qualifying competitions at FIBA Zone level).
Venezuela played at the Olympics for the first time since 1992
Venezuela (115.4), the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship winners, and Nigeria (106.2), who finished top of the AfroBasket 2015 podium, were at the Olympics and have risen to No. 15 and No. 16, respectively.
Germany (31), Angola (66) and Iran (53.2) all missed out on the Olympics for a second consecutive time and had the biggest falls in the ranking. Angola and Iran dropped eight places to No. 23 and No. 25, respectively, and Germany fell nine places to No. 29.