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USA hoops still No. 1 after World Cup

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USA Basketball has kept its No. 1 spot in the FIBA world men's rankings, even after a disappointing seventh-place showing in the World Cup that ended earlier this week.

It's now nine-years-and-counting in the top spot for the U.S., which has held the No. 1 ranking since winning the 2010 world championship. World Cup champion Spain stayed No. 2, Australia leaped eight spots to No. 3, World Cup finalist Argentina rose one spot to No. 4 and World Cup bronze-medalist France fell two slots to No. 5.

FIBA's rankings take results from the most recent eight years into account - which means the U.S. is still reaping point benefits from the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medals and the 2014 World Cup title.

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Rebounds Per Game
Rank Name RPG
1 A. Drummond, Det15.6
2 J. Embiid, Phi13.6
3 D. Jordan, NY13.1
4 R. Gobert, Uta12.9
5 C. Capela, Hou12.7
6 G. Antetokounmpo, Mil12.5
7 K. Towns, Min12.4
8 N. Vucevic, Orl12.0
9 H. Whiteside, Mia11.3
10 R. Westbrook, OKC11.1
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Blocks Per Game
Rank Name BPG
1 M. Turner, Ind2.69
2 M. Robinson, NY2.44
3 R. Gobert, Uta2.31
4 B. Lopez, Mil2.21
5 J. McGee, LAL1.97
6 J. Embiid, Phi1.91
7 H. Whiteside, Mia1.89
8 A. Drummond, Det1.75
9 K. Towns, Min1.62
10 G. Antetokounmpo, Mil1.53
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