*I do not have many dates for the European Championship during the 1980s and 1990s, so estimates are used. If you have this information please let me know: email@example.com COMMENTARY
*United States is the best country in American Football by far, but sends an amateur team. This team struggled in its early years against Japan and Mexico. United States did not start playing until 2007 and did not play enough games to achieve full ranking until 2015. In 2011 United States is ranked below Mexico in PROVISIONAL RATINGS, this is probably accurate considering the fact that Mexico beat the United States in a match that year in adjusted score.
*Canada is the second best country in American Football but has not yet played enough games to be ranked.
*Austria is ranked above Japan. This is not accurate in my opinion and is due to a lack of games played by Japan. Austria should be ranked below Japan but above Germany. ORIGINAL NATIONS
1983: Austria | Finland | France | Germany | Italy
1986: Britain Northern Ireland | Netherlands
1999: Australia | Japan | Mexico
2003: South Korea
2007: United States INITIATED NATIONS
2014: Czechia | Denmark
2015: Poland | Serbia | Switzerland DEFUNCT NATIONS
2006: Hawaii INAUGURAL COMPETITIONS
1983-1993 European Championship
1999-2007 IFAF World Championship of American Football