Big Movers of 2007
Having won the World Cup, Germany remain at the top of the rankings and continue to be followed by USA and North Korea with World Cup finalists Brazil moving up into 5th place.
Thailand who stunned South Korea 1-0 away from home, thumped the Maldives 9-0 and defeated Vietnam 5-0 at home in the Olympic qualifiers moved up the most in the rankings.
Puerto Rico returned from the Cayman Islands where they defeated the hosts 4-0 and Haiti 1-0 in the Olympic qualifiers before going out of the competition in the next round despite a 1-0 home win over Trinidad and Tobago.
Algeria had 1-0 wins at home to Nigeria in an Olympic qualifier and away to Morocco in an African Cup qualifier.
Jamaica smashed Antigua and Barbuda 12-0 before beating Cuba 1-0 and 2-0 in Olympic qualifiers all away from home.
Brazil reached the final of the World Cup in China having defeated their hosts 4-0 and humiliated the Americans by the same scoreline.
Cayman Islands lost 4-0 at home to Puerto Rico in an Olympic qualifier, but their sharp fall in the rankings was mostly due to the relative success of the teams around them.
India managed a 3-1 win at home to Iran in an Asian Cup qualifier but lost the return match 4-1 to fall at the first hurdle.
Slovakia suffered 4-0 and 3-0 losses in European qualifiers at home to Ukraine and Scotland respectively.
St Vincent and the Grenadines were taken apart 10-1 by Suriname where they also lost 3-1 to lowly Grenada to finish bottom of their Olympic qualifying group.
Papua New Guinea hosted the Oceania Championships where they lost the decider 7-0 to New Zealand and were also beaten 1-0 by Fiji and needed a penalty shootout to get past Tonga in the South Pacific Games final in Samoa that was the first stage of the Olympic qualifiers.
The most surprising result was Puerto Rico's 4-0 win in the Cayman Islands.
The highest score was Cuba's 21-0 annihilation of the British Virgin Islands in Dominican Republic while Hong Kong were humbled 19-0 in North Korea, both in the Olympic qualifiers.
There were 9 new teams with Cuba moving straight into 14th place thanks to their deluge of goals, followed by Azerbaijan, Luxembourg, Laos, Solomon Islands, Grenada, American Samoa, Lebanon and Botswana in 145th place.