It's amazing how you impose your own criteria to the things that benefit your arguments but are unable to make logical assumptions using that same criteria. I bet you were the last guy who posted a rant against the fact that Mexico dropped 18 spots in a month where they went 2-0. However, now that they go up, apparently it doesn't make sense. That 18 spot drop was a lot less deserved, than the 8 point jump, however, it wasn't even an issue when it happened, on the contrary, it was a reason for celebration around here. So no, if you provided a good point, I am still waiting to see it, because that was certainly not it. Like GVPATS say, the rankings go back 4 years, with the most recent year having a bigger weighing than the previous. What caused Mexico's 18 point drop was the fact that their points from their great performance in the Confederations Cup dropped from year 3 to year 4 and therefore now matter very little. Yes, these rankings are flawed but like someone else said, the only other ranking system are the ELO rankings where Mexico is still above the US. Actually, the only way that the US would be over Mexico (for a significant period of time) in ANY reliable ranking system is if head to head match ups are weighed MUCH higher that everything else or if the US starts winning away from Concacaf. The former would cause a worse ranking system than the one that is in place because it would be full of inconsistencies, one being, Mexico ranked above Brazil for the same reasons that the US in ranked above Mexico. The latter, is still to be seen, and the best opportunity for this is the Confederations Cup next year. However, if we were to be FAIR, as of now, there is no reasonable argument that can be made for the US being ranked above Mexico in this or any other reliable ranking system.