Spain regained the top spot in the FIFA rankings after winning its first World Cup title. The United States moved up one place to 13th.
The Netherlands moved up two places to second, while Brazil fell to third.
Germany climbed two places to No. 4 and was followed by Argentina, Uruguay, England, Portugal, Egypt and Chile.
Italy, the 2006 World Cup champion, dropped six places to 11th and France fell 12 spots to 21st.
Amy Rodriguez scored for the United States in a 1-1 tie with Sweden in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday night in an international women's friendly.
COLLEGES: Bobby Johnson retired abruptly as the head football coach at Vanderbilt.
Vice Chancellor David Williams announced that Robbie Caldwell will be the interim head coach after serving as assistant head coach. He will be given the chance to keep the job.
Rutgers quarterback Tom Savage of Springfield, Delaware County, was selected to the 2010 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award watch list.
The winner will be announced on Dec. 9.
Jennifer Croneberger was named the head softball coach at Ursinus College.
LACROSSE: An Iroquois lacrosse team that refuses to accept U.S. passports will not be allowed entry into England for the world championship of the sport the Iroquois helped invent, the British government said.
The Iroquois Nationals won't be attending the world championship in Manchester unless the British government reverses its decision, said Tonya Gonnella Frichner, an attorney for the team.
The British government's decision was announced hours after the United States cleared the team for travel on a one-time waiver at the behest of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
WNBA: Sandrine Gruda scored 21 points to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 77-68 victory over the Indiana Fever in Indianapolis.
Nicky Anosike had 16 points to lift the Minnesota Lynx to an 83-81 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Minneapolis.
Sylvia Fowles led five players in double figures as the Chicago Sky beat the San Antonio Silver Stars 88-61 in Rosemont, Ill.
Sue Bird's three-pointer with 6.4 seconds left in the third overtime lifted the Seattle Storm to a 111-107 win over the host Phoenix Mercury.
GOLF: Heavy rain forced the suspension of the second round of the 90th New Jersey State Golf Association Open Championship in Morristown, N.J.
Medalist John-Tyler Griffin of Georgia Tech played 18 holes and advanced through the first round of match play in the U.S. Amateur Public Links in Greensboro, N.C.
Third-seeded Patrick Reed of Augusta State won 7 and 6 against Bridgewater College's Travis Gahman of Souderton.- Staff and wire reports