Several teams reached their best-ever position including Papua New Guinea (52nd, up one), Spain, Mexico, Scotland and Wales.
USA remain at the top of the table but are under pressure from second-placed Germany. World champions Japan are in third place, also the highest rank they have ever achieved.
The current women’s world ranking includes 135 countries, the highest number since December 2007 when a new record was set with 150 teams.
The next FIFA world ranking will be published in March 2012.