If there’s anything that can prove that FIFA’s national team rankings are totally bogus, it has to be todays news that it the US team is #6 in the world. There are at least 6 teams in Europe better than the US – England, Germany, Italy, Holland, Spain, France. Not to mention that any South American team save Bolivia and Venezuela would give the team fits. Luckily, no one in the soccer world really takes these rankings too seriously.
The rankings reward past accomplishments for way too long (France just dropped out of the top 5) and also more active teams will rank higher than common sense would dictate.