El Tri, powered by a recent Gold Cup win, soared 19 spots in the latest FIFA rankings, with the USA dropping down two.
The table will likely alter greatly next month with a young Mexico squad, deprived of eight players sent home for disciplinary reasons, competes against Argentina and the other South American nations in the Copa America. But for now the ninth place finish rewards Mexico's recent resurgence and Gold Cup triumph.
The United States, losing finalist in that competition, slipped two spots to 24th place.
Likewise, Canada, which did not make it out of the group stages, fell seven spots into 83rd. Honduras receded one spot despite making the semifinal, and is now occupying 44th.
Other CONCACAF nations to receive a boost after solid Gold Cups include Jamaica (up 27 to 38th), Panama (up 15 to 52nd), Costa Rica (up one to 55th), El Salvador (up 15 to 72nd), Trinidad and Tobago (up five to 90th), and Guatemala (up six to 118th).
View the top ten and other notable nations below:
55. Costa Rica
72. El Salvador
90. Trinidad and Tobago
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