*during the Arafura Games matches involving the Australian Defense Force are counted as matches for Australia.
*Australian Spirit and Convict matches are counted for the Australian national team in instances when a quality Australian team is entered due to a lack of an Australian national team.
*victorious Australia u-17 matches featuring senior teams of other nations are counted since Australia does not have a senior men's team.
*missing all matches for the 2003-2008 CEAFL Championships
*missing some matches for the ANZAC Cup
*only in rare cases I will count matches that feature less than 18-a-side teams. COMMENTARY
*Australia is by far the best at Australian Rules Football, but they do not play anything close to full strength squads in international matches, nor do they play regularly internationally. this means that their score (as well as scores of Australian regions) should be much higher in reality.
*South Africa and Britain are underrated in 2014 because of lack of matches played against sufficient opponents. South Africa should be listed as the second best country outside of Oceania. this problem cannot be resolved until more matches are played.
*if Nauru is better than New Zealand their ranking should exceed New Zealand's sometime after Nauru plays 30 or more matches.
*Croatia may be overrated due to facing easier competition. They should be rated below Tonga, Samoa, and Fiji and above the United States. This problem should correct itself after Croatia plays a sufficient amount of matches against a greater variety of opponents. PRIMARY COMPETITIONS 2010-present
AFL Europe Championship
Four Nations Cup
International Cup 1995-2009
Atlantic Alliance Cup
Tri-Nations Cup ORIGINAL NATIONS
1995: Hong Kong | Japan Singapore | Nauru | New Zealand | Papua New Guinea
1997: Australia | Central Desert | Japan | Northern Territory | Singapore
2001: Britain | Canada | Denmark | United Ireland | United States
2002: South Africa
2006: Germany | Sweden
2008: China | Finland | India | Israel Palestine
2010: Croatia | Czechia | Iceland | Italy | Scotland
2011: East Timor | Fiji | France | Tonga
2014: Indonesia | Pakistan DEFUNCT NATIONS
1996: Japan Singapore
2004: Denmark Sweden REGIONS 1995-present
South America INAUGURAL COMPETITIONS
1995-2001 Arafura Games
2001 Atlantic Alliance Cup
2002-2014 International Cup
2006 Tri-Nations Cup
2010 AFL Europe Championship
UNRECOGNIZED COMPETITIONS (reason)
Euro Cup (9-a-side matches)
State of Origin Internationals (based on club origin, not residency, citizenship, ethnicity, or birth)