The Matildas have slumped to eighth in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Friday night (AEST).
After bowing out at the Round of 16 stages of the FIFA Women's World Cup, Australia dropped two spots and are one of two AFC nations in the top 10.
Meanwhile, back-to-back champions the USA strengthened their position at the top, and have opened up the biggest gap in ranking history after defeating four fellow top-six nations in the process.
Germany is still second with runners-up the Netherlands are the biggest movers within the top 10 after their run to the final.
Oranjeleeuwinnen’s ranking of third is the country’s best-ever position.
Sweden moved up three places with their bronze-medal finish and they return to the top six for the first time in over two years.
Both Canada and England also dropped from their pre-World Cup rankings, but also remain in the top 10.
The Philippines (67th, up 7) and India (57th, up 6) are the biggest climbers overall after positive performances in qualifying matches for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020.
Check out the full rankings HERE.
The next FIFA Women’s World Ranking will be published on September 27, 2019.