A few years ago I tried to create a ranking system, but scrapped the project due to the difficulty of obtaining information and that the quality of individual national team rosters can vary wildly from event to event. But the WBC and its Qualifiers have sparked my interest in the topic again. This time I will only be using all of the WBC and Qualifier results; and here are the results of my WBC Rankings:
Rank Team Points 01 Japan 515.50 02 Dominican Republic 466.80
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