The super eagles have been impressive in recent matches as they seek qualification for the Russia 2018 world cup. Meanwhile Cameroon whom the super eagles face in their next w/c qualifying tie has risen 27 spots to be placed 33rd in the world and 3rd in Africa after winning the just concluded Afcon few days ago.
The Super Eagles are now occupying the 41st position in the world and seventh in Africa.
Egypt, who were beaten in the AFCON 2017 final are the highest ranked team on the African continent at the moment and are 23rd in the world.
Senegal, who lost in the quarter-final to eventual champions Cameroon, are second the Indomitable Lions are the third ranked team in Africa in the February rankings.
Argentina, Brazil,Germany, Chile and Belgium are the top five team in the FIFA world rankings
According to FIFA, a total of 60 matches counted towards the latest ranking. These included the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (32 games), the 2017 Copa Centroamericana (15 games) and international friendlies (13 games).
Top 10 rankings below
Egypt- 23rd in the world
Senegal-31st in the world
Cameroon- 33rd in the world
Tunisia-36th in the world
Dr Congo- 37th in the world
Burkina Faso-38th in the world
Nigeria-41st in the world
Ghana- 45th in the world
Ivory Coast-47th in the world
Morocco-48th in the world
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 9 March 2017.