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Top five remain the same in women's world rankings

World Grand Prix winners Brazil stayed at the top of the FIVB World Rankings
 Lausanne, Switzerland, August 31, 2014 – Following the completion of the FIVB World Grand Prix in Tokyo on August 24, revised rankings have been published for women’s national teams.

The top five remain unchanged, with World Grand Prix champions Brazil on top with 320 points, five points ahead of the United States, who failed to make the Finals in Tokyo.

World Grand Prix runners-up Japan (301 points), who made the podium in the competition for the first time in their history, remain third in the rankings, 51 points ahead of Italy. 

China (222 points) remain fifth but have been joined in that position by Russia, who placed third in the World Grand Prix and rose one rank in the standings.

Behind Russia and China, Korea rose three places to seventh, but they remain 70 points back from fifth place. The remaining positions in the Top 10 were close: Serbia (145 points) dropped a place to eighth, Germany (144) remained at ninth and the Dominican Republic (143) fell two places to 10th.

The biggest movers on the new rankings were the Australians, who jumped 27 places to 73rd after making their first appearance in the World Grand Prix. In the Top 30, the biggest climbers were fellow World Grand Prix debutants Belgium, who rose five places to 17th. 

Top 10
1. Brazil
2. USA
3. Japan
4. Italy
5. China
5. Russia
7. Korea
8. Serbia
9. Germany
10. Dominican Republic

The new rankings can be seen here.

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