Thanks to Baseball de World, we have the complete world rankings in baseball.
They used the following criteria to determine the rankings:
The winning team in the World Cup, Olympics and World Baseball Classic receives 100 points, second gets 90, third 80 and so on. In the World University Games and the Intercontinental Cup, the points drop in half–winner gets 50, second 45, etc. There is also a category for the latest qualifying tournament - for most confederations it is the Olympic qualifying tournament. For teams in the Americas, the rankings will be updated following the Baseball Cup of the Americas.Because of their showing in the big three, Japan leads the way with 245.5 points. The US is second with 239.9, followed closely by Cuba with 234.7. I don't think the top 3 are any big surprise to anyone.
Rounding out the top 10 are:
South Korea (231.4)
The Netherlands (150.47)
Hey, a European team at #6. And since my grandmother is Dutch, or more actually Friesan, then I'll really happy its the Dutch. But I'm surprised they finished ahead of the Canadians. I would have never guessed that.
Missing from the top 10 are the Dominicans and the Venezuelans. The rest of the list:
14. Great Britain-45
16. Dominican Republic-38.1
17. South Africa-35.82
18. Puerto Rico-32.8
19. Czech Republic-32
52. San Marino-3
The thing that's great about this is there are 56 countries who accumulated points.