Group A

Team 2018 Ranking 2017 Ranking
USA 3 3
VEN 5 5
TPE 6 6
KOR 7 7
NED 8 8
PUR 13 13

Group B

Team 2018 Ranking 2017 Ranking
JPN 1 1
CAN 2 2
AUS 4 4
CUB 9 9
HKG 10 10
DOM 13 13

Teams are ordered by current year ranking.

More info can be found on the WBSC ranking page, see rankings.