Bafana Bafana is in 13th spot in Africa, as you also got to take into account their friendly defeat against Zambia.
Stuart Baxter's fielding weakened teams to introduce new players, but poor results in friendlies will count against SA in the rankings.
The new coach will have to rethink his strategy because the rankings are important for future qualifying seedings.
As well as ousting Tite's Brazil from the throne, Germany have leapfrogged Argentina, who drop into third position.
It has been an exceptional few weeks for the Germany national sides. As well as securing Confederations Cup success, Germany's Under-21s were the winners of the Under-21 European Championships in Poland, beating Spain by a single goal in the final.
Elsewhere, Poland have recorded their highest-ever ranking with a host of strong results in their World Cup qualifying campaign. Robert Lewandowski and Co. have jumped four places to sixth.
Sweden were among the biggest movers, climbing 16 places, while Euro 2016 semi-finalists Wales have dropped seven spots to 20th.
England remain in 13th position, directly below Italy, while Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal are now up to fourth.
Michael O'Neill's men come in at 22nd, having not lost or conceded a goal in three matches during their World Cup qualifying campaign.