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The 2016 review begins with the 4-way outdoor scores, and it includes all AAA Class teams, regardless the gender of the lineups. The annual ranking of the Top 4 teams is identical with the results of the FAI Mondial 2016. The four best national teams in the world also won the three sets of 4-way Open Class medals and finished in the same order.
|1||NMP PCH HayaBusa||BE||24.8 - 26.2||25.5|
|2||Arizona Airspeed||US||24.3 - 25.4 - 26.5||25.4|
|3||France 4-way Open||FR||23.7 - 23.4 - 23.8||23.6|
|4||Black Cat||RU||23.1 - 21.6||22.4|
|4||Golden Knights F4||US||22.4||22.4|
|6||Golden Knights Gold||US||22.3||22.3|
|7||France Women||FR||22.1 - 22.6 - 21.7||22.1|
|7||Qatar Tigers||QA||21.5 - 22.6||22.1|
|7||SDC Rhythm XP||US||20.4 - 23.8||22.1|
The Qatar Tigers picked up the pace at the world meet and finished ahead of the two best teams in 4-way Women, Golden Knights and French Weembi Girls, who are slightly ahead of the Tigers in the world rankings.
The 22.3 average of the Golden Knights Gold team at the USPA Nationals 2016 added a fourth U.S. team to the Top 10 rankings. This gave Jennifer Davidson a second slot in the Top 10, as she also won the 4-way Women gold medals with the Golden Knights F4 team.
|12||Satori XL||UK||20.2 - 20.3 - 20.4 - 21.0||20.6|
|14||Airbus Illertissen||DE||20.8 - 19.4 - 19.9||20.0|
|19||Artemis Saumur Flyzone||FR||17.8 - 18.3||18.1|
|22||4mula||UK||17.2 - 18.5||17.9|
|22||Ex3mo||IT||18.4 - 17.4||17.9|
|22||Final Fire||AT||18.0 - 17.8||17.9|
Thunder ISR is leading the group of teams behind the full-time competitors in the Top 10 spots and is ahead of several other national 4-way teams, including Satori XL. Thunder finishes the team's competition career as the best unofficial amateur team in the world.
The U.S.A. have placed four more AAA Class teams in the Top 20 world rankings after the USPA Nationals 2016, which confirms the position as the 4-way powerhouse in the world. However, the U.S. delegation still has to win back the William H. Ottley Sword for Formation Skydiving Competition, also known as the Excalibur, which is still in Belgian possession.
|25||NFTO||UK||17.4 - 17.5||17.5|
|26||Rotor Out||AU||17.6 - 16.6||17.1|
|31||Eclipse||UK||16.3 - 17.4||16.9|
|33||Savolo||ZA||15.5 - 17.9||16.7|
|36||AtomiX||DE||16.2 - 16.7 - 15.9||16.3|
|37||Pangaea||DK||13.7 - 16.3 - 14.9 - 16.4||15.9|
|38||Dallas 350||US||16.7 - 14.8||15.8|
|40||Skydive Midwest Next||US||14.1 - 15.9 - 16.9||15.6|
|42||Chimera||UK||14.7 - 16.1||15.4|
|46||Amnesya RW4 Team||IT||15.1||15.1|
|47||Ranch 2nd Generation||US||15.0||15.0|
|47||Les Stunts||BE||14.2 - 15.7||15.0|
|49||Spaceland Lite||US||14.8 - 15.0||14.9|
|50||Bellatrix||AU||14.5 - 15.0||14.8|
The AAA team world rankings have listed a total of 161 teams for the 2016 season, and the first 50 teams are shown here.
The third group of teams begins with a 4-way Women team on the top. NFTO won the bronze medals for Great Britain at the FAI Mondial 2016, after a tough battle with Canada's Parachute Montreal Fuzion team.
Five teams are tied with 17.1 averages, two of them from Russia after their national championships in Tanay at the end of September. Australia's national 4-way Open Class team Rotor Out is a part of the 17.1 group.
Savolo also picked up the pace at the end of the 2016 season and showed their best at the FAI Mondial. The South Africans are behind Ex3mo, Final Fire and Rotor Out in the world rankings and finished ahead of the three national teams from Italy, Austria and Australia in Ottawa.
Pangaea from Denmark was much closer to Rotor Out after the ten world meet rounds than the world ranking numbers are showing, and China's 4-way Open Class team completes the group of national teams in 43rd place.
M4trix (Netherlands), H4O (Ireland) and MeXtreme (Mexico) are the only 4-way Open Class teams who competed at the Mondial and did not make it to the Top 50 rankings.
The Sun Path Products NSL News will follow up soon with more 2016 world rankings.