The Flames are up by three places from 93 to 90 on the August Coca-Cola Fifa ranking.
In Africa, Malawi is 23rd and fourth in the Cosafa bloc, which Africa kings Zambiaâ€™s Chipolopolo lead. Zambia are rated ninth in Africa and 44th on the world stage.
Malawiâ€™s best ever place was 67th in 1993.
Playing stronger opposition earns some points even though there are some factors that are used in the calculations including results over the past two years, the magnitude of the game, previous performance in a continental or world final and the weighting of the continent.
The Elephants of Cote dâ€™Ivoire top Africa standings, but they are placed 16 th in the world, ahead of Ghana (32), Algeria (34), Libya (38) Mali (40). Up by a place, it is Libyaâ€™s best ever. South Sudan are the newcomers on the ranking placed 119.
The Black Stars, Algeria, Libya and Mali are in Africa positioned second, third, fourth and fifth respectively. Spain, Germany, England, Uruguay, Portugal make the worldâ€™s top five. It was Englandâ€™s all-time high, according to www.fifa.com.
â€œThe results of 12 matches have been taken into account for the current edition of the Fifa Coca-Cola World Ranking. More movement can be expected in the September edition, with the inclusion of the many friendlies due to be played on August 15,â€ reads the Fifa website.