The USWNT — which captured its fourth World Cup title in July — has been the globe’s No. 1 team for most of the FIFA women’s world ranking’s history, which dates back to 2003.
The U.S. fell to second in March 2017, following a last-place finish in the SheBelieves Cup. The Americans, who are 38-1-5 since the start of 2018, returned to first place in June 2017 and have remained there since.
Germany, which is the only nation besides the U.S. to ever occupy first place in the women’s world rankings, currently sits second.
The Netherlands, which lost to the USWNT in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final in Lyon, France, ranks third. France, Sweden, England, Australia, Canada, Brazil, and Japan round out the top 10.
The newly-released rankings cap a banner week for the USWNT, which Thursday was named Time’s Athlete of the Year as a collective. Sports Illustrated named captain Megan Rapinoe as its Sportsperson of the Year Monday, while midfielder Julie Ertz was named as the U.S. women’s national team’s Player of the Year Friday.