Spain won its two Euro 2012 qualifying matches this month while No. 2 Netherlands lost one, to Sweden.
Germany and Uruguay stayed third and fourth, respectively. Brazil rose two to No. 5 followed by Italy and England.
Greece rose three to share eighth place with Portugal.
Argentina, which lost a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Venezuela, is tied at No. 10 with Denmark.
Japan leads Asian nations at No. 17, and 19th-placed Ivory Coast is the best African country.
Mexico heads CONCACAF members at No. 22, and the United States drops three to No. 34.
Egypt jumped up 7 positions to be the world’s No. 29. to remain second in Africa.