The Socceroos have slipped to 84th in the World in the latest FIFA rankings released today, dropping five places since mid-August.
The Socceroos' 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia 10 days ago was not enough to prevent the slide and they now sit two places behind the Saudis.
Ange Postecoglou's men have faced their most difficult run of matches in recent memory after playing six games against nations in the World's top 21 in 2014.
Australia's horror World Cup draw which included 2010 World Champions Spain, European powerhouse Holland and South American's Chile highlights the quality the Socceroos have faced.
The Socceroos will have an opportunity to climb the rankings next month when they face fellow AFC nations Qatar and United Arab Emirates before travelling to Japan in November.
Australia will also be eyeing a deep run in January's Asian Cup on home soil where they are one of the tournament favourites and will again be looking to boost their ranking.
Iran are the top ranked team in Asia at 44th ahead of Japan (48th), Uzbekistan (58th) and Korea Republic (63rd).
Unsurprisingly, World Champions Germany sit atop the World rankings ahead of Argentina and the Netherlands.
Aussies Abroad: Vukovic’s Genk beaten in battle of Belgium’s top two
Danny Vukovic’s Genk remain well clear on top of the table despite falling to a rare defeat in Belgium against Club Brugge overnight. In a meeting of the competition’s top two at the Jan Breydel Stadion, Genk were beaten the fired-up home side, going down 3-1. There was lit
Aussies Abroad: Ryan’s Brighton through to Quarter-Finals while Milligan, Giannou pick up strong results
There were a handful of Caltex Socceroos in action on Sunday morning (AEDT) while some key figures were rested as their clubs negotiated cup ties. Firstly to Europe where Mark Milligan played a full 90 at the heart of Hibernian’s midfield as they welcomed new manager Danny Hec
Aussies Abroad: Luongo gallant in Watford defeat
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo can turn his attention to the EFLChampionship after QPR crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday morning (AEDT). The 26-year-old played the full 90 minutes in QPR’s 1-0 loss to Watford at Loftus Road, in a tight game where each side cou
When to watch your Caltex Socceroos this weekend
There's FA Cup action on the cards for two Australians this weekend as another prepares for a massive top-of-the-table encounter. Multiple players are involved in matches with major title ramifications, while Mark Milligan has a new manager to impress in Scotland. Read on t