The FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking is the main criterion used to identify the teams qualified to the FIBA 3x3 World Cups (open and U18) and the Youth Olympic Games. It is based on the 3x3 Individual World Ranking.
The 3x3 Individual World Ranking takes into account the number of points collected by players in the last 12 months. National Federations are ranked according to the aggregate points tallied by their Top 100 nationals in the 3x3 Individual World Ranking in each category (men, women, U18 men, U18 women), who have a confirmed 3x3planet.com account.
The 3x3 Federation Ranking not only rewards the elite performances of the players but also the 3x3 activity in the territory of each National Federation. The position in the 3x3 Federation Ranking is driven by the number of players and their playing frequency. The more events are organised the more likely players will accumulate points and increase the national federation's standing in the 3x3 Federation Ranking.