After the impressive outing against Zambia, Nigeria have moved up three places in the rating released on Monday.
Nigeria are now ranked 41st in the world according to October Fifa ranking released on Monday.
Gernot Rohr’s men will have their 1-0 victory over Zambia to thank as that powered them up with 721 points, though are ranked fifth in Africa behind Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal and Congo DR.
2018 Fifa World Cup hosts, Russia dropped a spot to no. 65 in the world, but that will count for nothing as they are joined by Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland and France as top seeded teams for December 1 World Cup draw.