U16, U18 and U20 European Championship Line-Ups Set For 2005

14 September 2004

In line with the new competition system for youth categories (as decided by the Board of FIBA Europe in 2003) the rankings for the U18 and U20 men's and women's teams are now complete.

Rankings are based on performance in all official FIBA Europe competition in the last 10 years, including the 2004 European Championships.

The top 16 teams in the ranking will play in Division A in 2005. The remaining 34 federations have the right to register for Division B competition.

Following the 2005 European Championships, the top 2 teams from Division B will be promoted to Division A, and the bottom 2 teams from Division A will be relegated to Divison B for the 2006 Championships.

Here are the rankings for all competitions, as reviewed by the Board of FIBA Europe. In cases where 2 countries have the same number of points, performance in the most recent official competition is used as a tiebreak.

U18 Men - Division A 15th - 24th July 2005  

Ranking - Country - Points
1. CRO - 75 
2. FRA - 68 
3. GRE - 67 
4. ESP - 62 
5. LTU - 54 
6. ITA - 53 
7. TUR - 51 (2nd place at last European Championship)
8. RUS - 51 (6th place at last European Championship)
9. ISR - 43 (8th place at last European Championship)
10. SLO - 43 (Challenge Round, Group A - 4th place)
11. SCG - 41 
12. LAT - 35 
13. BUL - 23 (10th place at last European Championship) 
14. GER - 23 (Qualifying Round)
15. POL - 21 
16. BEL - 20 

Division B
17. FIN - 18 
18. GEO - 14 
19. POR - 12 (Challenge Round-Gr.B-4th place)
20. EST - 12 (Challenge Round-Gr.B-5th place)
21. CZE - 12 (Qualifying Round)
22. UKR - 11 (Qualifying Round-Gr.D-4th place)
23. ROM - 11 (Qualifying Round-Gr.D-6th place)
24. IRL - 10 (Qualifying Round-Gr.B/4th/ 2W-2L)
25. ISL - 10 (Qualifying Round-Gr.C/4th/2W-3L/0.906)
26. SVK - 10 (Qualifying Round-Gr.E/4th/2W-3L/0.862)
27. BLR - 9 (Challenge Round)
28. SWE - 9 (Qualifying Round)
29. HUN - 8 
30. ENG - 7 
31. BIH - 5 
32. NED - 4 (Qualifying Round-Gr.C/5th/1W-4L/0.814)
33. AUT - 4 (Qualifying Round-Gr.D/5th/1W-4L/0.755)
34. MKD - 4 (did not participate in last ECH)
35. CYP - 3 (Qualifying Round)
36. SUI - 3 (did not participate in last ECH)
37. LUX - 2 (Qualifying Round-Gr.E/5th/ 0W-5L/ 0.682)
38. SCO - 2 (Qualifying Round-Gr.C/5th/ 0W-5L/ 0.486)
39. DEN - 1 (ECH 2000 / Qualifying Round)
40. MDA - 1 (ECH 1996 / Qualifying Round)
41. ALB - 0 
42. AND - 0 
43. ARM - 0 
44. AZE - 0 
45. GIB - 0 
46. MLT - 0
47. MON - 0
48. NOR - 0
49. SMR - 0
50. WAL - 0

U18 Women - Division A 5th - 14th August 2005

Ranking - Country - Points
1. RUS - 85 
2. ESP - 76 
3. FRA - 62 
4. CZE - 61 
5. SVK - 59 
6. HUN - 45 
7. POL - 41 
8. SCG - 40 
9. GRE - 39 (Qualifying Round)
10. ITA - 39 (did not participate in last ECH)
11. BUL - 30
12. GER - 28 (12th place last European Championship)
13. LTU - 28 (Challenge Round)
14. TUR - 26
15. BEL - 23 (10th place last European Championship)
16. CRO - 23 (Challenge Round)

Division B
17. ROM - 21 
18. UKR - 20 
19. LAT - 19 
20. ISR - 17 (Challenge Round)
21. SLO - 17 (Qualifying Round) 
22. FIN - 16 
23. POR - 14 
24. SWE - 10 
25. IRL - 8 
26. NED - 6 
27. BLR - 5 
28. ENG - 4 
29. CYP - 3 (ECH 2002 / Challenge Round) 
30. BIH - 3 (ECH 2000 / Qualifying Round)
31. MDA - 3 (ECH 1996 / Challenge Round)
32. EST - 2 (Qualifying Round / Gr.C / 5th / 2W-3L)
33. LUX - 2 (Qualifying Round / Gr.E / 5th / 0W-4L)
34. AUT - 2 (ECH 2000 / Qualifying Round)
35. MKD - 2 (ECH 1998 / Qualifying Round)
36. SUI - 1 (ECH 2000 / Qualifying Round)
37. DEN - 1 (ECH 1996 / Qualifying Round / Gr.D / W1-L3)
38. ALB - 1 (ECH 1996 / Qualifying Round / Gr.E / W0-L4)
39. AND - 0
40. ARM - 0
41. AZE - 0
42. GEO - 0
43. GIB - 0
44. ISL - 0
45. MLT - 0
46. MON - 0
47. NOR - 0
48. SCO - 0
49. SMR - 0
50. WAL - 0

U 20 MEN - Division A 8th - 17th July 2005  

Ranking - Country - Points
1. SLO - 71 (1st place last European Championship)
2. ESP - 71 (11th place last European Championship)
3. GRE - 63 
4. SCG - 59 
5. ISR - 58 
6. LTU - 56 
7. TUR - 55 
8. RUS - 49 
9. ITA - 46 
10. FRA - 45 
11. CRO - 37 
12. BLR - 34 
13. GER - 28 
14. LAT - 22 (7th place last European Championship)
15. UKR - 22 (10th place last European Championship)
16. CZE - 21 (8th place last European Championship)

Division  B
17. FIN - 21  (Challenge Round)
18. SVK - 19 
19. SWE - 18 (Challenge Round / Gr.C / 4th / 1W-3L) 
20. POR - 18 (Challenge Round / Gr.B / 4th / 0W-4L)
21. POL - 15 (Challenge Round / Gr.D / 3rd / 2W-2L)
22. EST - 15 (Challenge Round / Gr.D / 4th / 1W-3L / 0.898)
23. BUL - 15 (Challenge Round / Gr.B / 4th / 1W-3L / 0.820)
24. HUN - 15 (Challenge Round / Gr.E / 6th)
25. MKD - 14 
26. BEL - 13 
27. SUI - 12 (Challenge Round)
28. GEO - 12 (did not participate in last ECH)
29. ISL - 9 (ECH 2002 / Challenge Round)
30. ROM - 9 (ECH 1998 / Challenge Round)
31. LUX - 6 (Challenge Round)
32. DEN - 6 (ECH 2002 / Challenge Round / Gr.D / 4th / 2W-3L)
33. ENG - 6 (ECH 2002 / Challenge Round / Gr.B / 5th / 1W-4L)
34. WAL - 6 (ECH 1998 / Challenge Round)
35. CYP - 3 (ECH 2000 / Challenge Round / Gr.B / 4th)
36. BIH - 3 (ECH 2000 / Challenge Round / Gr.B / 5th)
37. AUT - 3 (ECH 2000 / Challenge Round / Gr.C / 6th)
38. NOR - 3 (ECH 1998 / Challenge Round)
39. ALB - 3 (ECH 1994 / Challenge Round)
40. AND - 0
41. ARM - 0
42. AZE - 0
43. GIB - 0
44. IRL - 0
45. MDA - 0
46. MLT - 0
47. MON - 0
48. NED  - 0
49. SCO - 0
50. SMR - 0

U 20 WOMEN - Division A 1st - 10th July 2005  

Ranking - Country - Points
1. RUS - 44 
2. CZE - 42 
3. FRA  - 30 
4. ESP - 29 
5. CRO - 28 
6. HUN - 27 
7. SVK - 24 
8. TUR - 23 
9. LAT - 19 
10. POL - 17 
11. ROM - 16 
12. GRE - 15 
13. UKR - 14 (5th place last European Championship) 
14. ITA - 14 (12th place last European Championship)
15. GER - 13
16. BEL - 12

Division B

17. FIN - 11
18. ISR - 9 (Challenge Round / Gr.C / 4th / 2W-3L / 0.972)
19. POR - 9 (Challenge Round / Gr.A / 4th / 2W-3L / 0.932)
20. SLO - 9 (Challenge Round / Gr.D / 4th / 1W-3L)
21. IRL - 9 (Challenge Round / Gr.A / 5th / 1W-4L / 0.821)
22. SWE - 9 (Challenge Round / Gr.B / 5th / 1W-4L / 0.735)
23. ENG - 6 (Challenge Round / Gr.A / 6th / 0W-5L / 0.535)
24. LUX - 6 (Challenge Round / Gr.B / 6th / 0W-5L / 0.513)
25. BUL - 6 (ECH 2002 / Challenge Round / Gr.A / 3rd / 2W-1L)
26. BLR - 6 (ECH 2002 / Challenge Round / Gr.C / 3rd / 2W-2L)
27. LTU - 6 (ECH 2002 / Challenge Round / Gr.C / 4th)
28. AUT - 3 (Challenge Round)
29. NOR - 3 (ECH 2002 / Challenge Round / Gr.E / 3rd)
30. DEN - 3 (ECH 2002 / Challenge Round / Gr.B / 1W-4L)
31. SUI - 3 (ECH 2002 / Challenge Round / Gr.D / 0W-4L)
32. ALB - 0
33. AND - 0
34. ARM - 0
35. AZE - 0
36. BIH - 0
37. CYP - 0
38. EST - 0
39. GEO - 0
40. GIB - 0
41. ISL - 0
42. MDA - 0
43. MKD - 0
44. MLT - 0
45. MON - 0
46. NED  - 0
47. SCG - 0
48. SCO - 0
49. SMR - 0
50. WAL - 0

U16 Boys and Girls

The U16 category began with the new system in 2004. According to the new rules, the bottom 2 teams in Division A of the 2004 competition are relegated to Division B for 2005. In addition, the 2 top teams in Division B are promoted to Division A for 2005.

As such the Divisions A for U16 Boys and Girls in 2005 are as follows (all remaining federations are entitled to register for Division B):

U16 Boys Division A - 29th July-7th August 2005
FRA
RUS
TUR
LTU
ESP
SLO
GRE
ITA   
SCG
CRO
ISR
BEL
LAT
POL
ISL - promoted from Division B
UKR - promoted from Division B

Following the 2004 European Championship for U16 Boys. Georgia and Germany were relegated from Division A to B

U16 Division A Girls - 22nd - 31st  July
ESP
SCG
RUS
BLR
ITA
CZE
FRA
TUR
CRO
HUN
BUL
POL
BEL
GRE
UKR - promoted from Division B
LTU - promoted from Division B

Following the 2004 European Championship for U16, Girls Slovak Republic and Germany were relegated from Division A to B


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