Brazil maintained the top spot it has held since July 2002 a month after it won its record fifth World Cup. The Czech Republic remains second followed by the Netherlands Argentina and France.
The United States shares No. 6 with Mexico and Spain who was tied for fifth with France in the January rankings.
Egypt which won its fifth African Cup of Nations title on Friday rose 15 places to 17th its highest position in eight years. Nigeria moved up 12 positions to 12th while African Cup semifinalist Cameroon gained seven spots to 16th.
The next list will be released on March 15.