The Super Eagles have risen up three places in the latest global rankings released on Thursday despite their first round exit in Rwanda 2016 African Nations Championship.
In the rankings released by FIFA on Thursday, Nigeria rose up three spots to 63rd place, making it the 12th ranked African side behind Cote d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Algeria, Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia, Congo, Egypt, DR Congo, Guinea and Cameroon.
Sunday Oliseh’s men were ranked 66th in December, 2015 and with the world football governing body considering the CHAN championship for their monthly rating, the Super Eagles moved up after gathering four points from three games played.
Belgium remain atop the pile beating Argentina to the second position with reigning world champions Germany dropping to fourth place.
Former world champions Spain are unmoved at number three while Euro 2016 hosts France climbed up one place to the 24th spot.
The three most impressive teams for February’s ranking all come from Asia: Palestine (110, plus 21), Saudi Arabia (55, plus 20) and Korea DPR (95, plus 18) enjoyed the biggest advances since the last world ranking.