If the rankings were to have any meaning, logically the top 32 should be based on the World Cup results, giving a 4 yearly cycle. Hence:
4 South Korea
and all the way down to
32 Saudi Arabia.
France may be 30th or 31st (I am not such an idiot to calculate an algorithm to find out who goes where!)
Don't ask me how they'll rank 33 to 201. The answer to the world's worst international team was resolved at the weekend. The result:
Bhutan 4 Montserrat 0. Hence, Bhutan retained 202nd position. Unfortunately, the game was played in Bhutan and the altitude may have had an effect on the Montserrat players!
I think it took France something like 2.5 years to become officially the best team in the World after winning the 1998 World Cup