FIBA Europe has confirmed the seedings for the EuroBasket 2013 Draw, which will take place later this year.
The 24 teams are ranked according to their results in the last FIBA Europe competition they participated and are divided into 6 seeding pots. They will be drawn into 4 round-robin groups of 6 teams each for the First Round of competition. The top 3 teams from each group will progress to the Second Round.
Reigning European champions Spain are the highest-ranked team and in the top group of seeds alongside EuroBasket 2011 silver medallists France, bronze medallists Russia and F.Y.R. of Macedonia, who had taken fourth place.
EuroBasket 2011 hosts Lithuania finished in fifth place in that tournament and are in the second pot of seeds, together with sixth-placed Greece and EuroBasket 2013 hosts Slovenia.
Olympic Games hosts Great Britain are the other team in this pot.
The four teams that completed the EuroBasket Qualification Round undefeated make up the third group of seeds. Italy, the team with the highest goal average is ranked ninth, followed by Croatia, Germany and Montenegro.
The fourth, fifth and sixth pots of seeds consist of the remaining teams that also earned their ticket to next summer's EuroBasket through the Qualification Round, according to their win/loss record and goal average.
The EuroBasket 2013 Draw will take place later this year. The tournament is scheduled for 4-22 September 2013.
EUROBASKET 2013 DRAW SEEDINGS
|Rank||Country||Last FIBA Europe Competition||Position||Record||W/L %||Goal Avg.|
|4||F.Y.R. of MACEDONIA||EuroBasket 2011||4|
|8||GREAT BRITAIN||EuroBasket 2011||Olympics Host|
|9||ITALY||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round ||1||8-0||100||1.2862|
|10||CROATIA||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||2||8-0||100||1.2708|
|11||GERMANY||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||3||8-0||100||1.2705|
|12||MONTENEGRO||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||4||10-0||100||1.1680|
|13||FINLAND||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||5||6-2||75||1.2534|
|14||POLAND||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||6||6-2||75||1.2394|
|15||UKRAINE||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||7||6-2||75||1.1089|
|16||BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||8||6-2||75||1.0952|
|17||GEORGIA||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||9||6-2||75||1.0615|
|18||BELGIUM||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||10||5-3||62.5||1.1339|
|19||LATVIA||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||11||5-3||62.5||1.1215|
|20||TURKEY||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||12||5-3||62.5||1.0862|
|21||CZECH REPUBLIC||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||13||5-3||62.5||1.0254|
|22||SERBIA||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||14||6-4||60||1.1733|
|23||ISRAEL||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||15||6-4||60||1.1464|
|24||SWEDEN||EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round||16||4-4||50||1.0870|