As the kudos for Canada's performance at the Rugby World Cup continue to pile up - the rave reviews have also netted some statistical significance as its World Ranking improved from 14th in the world to 11th following Monday's weekly update.
Canada beat 12th ranked Tonga last Wednesday in a stirring 25-20 come back victory. As a result the Tongans have fallen to 15th spot with 14th place going to Fiji - who gained a point from 15th.
Sunday's 46-19 loss to France was not factored into the weekly rankings - and will likely have a reflection on next week's numbers - but only slightly.
It is the highest ranking for the Canadian team since Kieran Crowley took over the team in 2008 and it is the highest ranking since the IRB began regularly charting and archiving world rank results in 2003. Rankings for the team have hovered around the 13-15 range throughout Crowley's tenure.
Canada's highest ever ranking was 8th spot following the 1991 quarter-final finish against the New Zealand All Blacks.
Canada next takes on Japan - on September 27th in Napier. The Japanese entered the tournament ranked 13th - one ahead of Canada at the time - but now Canada would enter the game as the higher ranked participant.
Italy rests just .14 ratings points ahead of Canada with 73.88 to Canada's 73.74 while Samoa sits in 12th spot with 73.59.
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