For the first time since February of 2008, the United States women's national soccer team is officially not the world's best.
The U.S. was knocked out of the top spot by Germany in the latest FIFA rankings, which were published Friday morning by world soccer's governing body.
Carli Lloyd, Abby Wambach and company have compiled a 9-2-3 record this year. Two of the three losses were to other top 10 teams: a 1-0 shutout by No. 5 Sweden at the Algarve Cup in Portugal in March, and a 3-2 defeat at No. 8 Brazil in the Brasilia tournament this month. The latter contest featured a hat trick by superstar forward Marta.
The other loss was also at the Algarve Cup, to No. 16 Denmark by a 5-3 margin.
Both draws were to top 10 teams: 1-1 with Japan at the Algarve Cup and 1-1 with China in the Brasilia tournament.
After the Algarve Cup, head coach Tom Sermanni was dismised in April and replaced by longtime assistant and occasional interim head coach Jill Ellis.
The U.S. has one game left this year, closing out the Brasilia tournament on Sunday with a rematch against Brazil in the championship game.
The next women's rankings will be published in March of 2015, after the next Algarve Cup.