ZURICH, Switzerland -- Five-time World Cup winner Brazil dropped to a historic low of No. 22 in the FIFA rankings on Thursday only one year before hosting the showpiece tournament. Brazil fell three places this month as it continues to play only friendlies, including a 2-2 draw against England on Sunday. Friendlies score less than competitive matches in FIFAs calculations, which have ranked teams since 1993 across a four-year results cycle. Brazil can make up ground when it hosts the eight-nation Confederations Cup warm-up event this month. It plays No. 8 Italy, No. 17 Mexico and No. 32 Japan. World and European champion Spain extended its lead atop the rankings since August 2011. Germany, Argentina and Croatia are next. The Netherlands, the 2010 World Cup finalists which knocked Spain off the top two years ago, rose four spots. Portugal and Colombia are sixth and seventh. England drops two to No. 9 and Ecuador completes the top 10. Canada, meanwhile, is down three spots to No. 83. Belgium and Bosnia-Herzegovina, which lead their World Cup qualifying groups, have risen to their highest-ever ranks of No. 12 and No. 15, respectively. Ivory Coast leads African nations at No. 13, and 23rd-ranked Mali closed in on Brazil in its best position. The United States rose one place to No. 28 ahead of resuming its World Cup qualifying campaign in Jamaica on Friday. FIFA said 30 friendlies were included in the latest calculations. All World Cup qualifiers in June are calculated in the next standings published July 4. Qatar, the 2022 World Cup host, fell three places to No. 104 and could drop further after a 1-0 home defeat against Iran on Tuesday in a key 2014 qualifier. Confederations Cup underdog Tahiti, which lost 7-0 to Chiles Under-20 team this week, heads to Brazil at No. 138 in the world. Tahiti will face fellow continental champions Nigeria, ranked No. 31, Spain and No. 19 Uruguay. Cheap Air Jordan 1 Canada . 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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After blowing away opponents in the first four games, Ohio States plummet has included offensive woes, an upset by unranked Penn State and a narrow escape against three-touchdown underdog Northwestern at home last week.Coach Urban Meyer has taken to calling the team a project and a work in progress, as if to reset expectations that soared in the first month of the season, when quarterback J.T. Barrett was breaking school passing records and new ball-hawking stars were emerging on defense.The No. 6 Buckeyes (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) will need to improve to get through the rest of their schedule unscathed -- especially Saturday night against No. 9 Nebraska (7-1, 4-1) and the annual season-ending tussle with No. 2 Michigan.The offensive line has struggled to protect Barrett at times, and receivers arent consistently getting open downfield. Game-changing deep balls are few and far between. The defense is allowing big gains.But Meyer and team leaders insist the Buckeyes havent gotten off track, that the stumbles are natural growing pains for a squad that returned just six starters from last year.I guess Im not normally like this, but I see a lot of positives from our team because I know what were playing and I know these young guys, and they are getting better because I see it from maybe a different angle (and) viewpoint than a lot of other people, Meyer said Monday.I like the fact that you get in a street fight and you win it, he said, referring to the Northwestern game, which was in doubt until the Buckeyes mounted a clock-eating drive to finish it off, 24-20. And thatts a good sign the futures very bright here.dddddddddddd Youve got a bunch of young cats going and swinging hard and practicing hard.Barrett has contended all along that theres nothing wrong with his unit.I dont think (weve) regressed by any means, said Barrett, who threw for 223 yards against Northwestern but didnt complete a pass over 19 yards until the fourth quarter.We like scoring fast and things like that, but theres not a problem with a 10-play drive, either, that ends on a touchdown, Barrett said. So as long as were scoring I really dont have a problem. ... We always want to progress and get better, but I think its at a good spot.Middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan offered some perspective: He noted how difficult it is for a team of mostly inexperienced players to go on the road and win in night games, as the Buckeyes did at Oklahoma and Wisconsin this year. The loss to Penn State at Happy Valley also was a raucous night game that ended in overtime.Wed love to be 3-0 in those situations, but to come out 2-1 is impressive for such a young team, McMillan said.Meyer is urging his players to enjoy the wins, no matter how they come and against whom.I know Im not doing that to myself. Ive tried to express that to the team as well, Barrett said. We work all year for 12 guaranteed games, and when you win a ballgame you dont want to overlook that.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.orgFollow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacy ' ' '