The Netherlands boss does not believe his team deserve to have fallen down the list after winning every competitive match in his reign
Oranje are currently listed as the world's eighth best team. despite having a 100 per cent record in their World Cup qualifying campaign ahead of Friday's match against Estonia, much to the bemusement of the former Ajax boss.
"Oranje were sixth at the time I started, now we're eighth, while no official matches have been lost," he told AD.
"This makes me wonder to what extent it is a real reflection."
Van Gaal's side clash with Estonia at 20:30CET at the Amsterdam ArenA.