Zurich - Soccer World Cup winners Germany are still No 1 in the FIFA rankings despite losing to second-place Argentina in a friendly rematch of their final this month.
Colombia climb one place to No 3 even though they lost to Brazil in a friendly, and trades places with the Netherlands who lost both their matches this month.
Belgium stay at No 5 and Brazil climb one spot to No 6. Uruguay are at No 7, followed by Spain.
France and Switzerland, who lost to England in a European Championship qualifier, trade places to complete the top 10.
Costa Rica are ahead of Mexico and the United States, with the three CONCACAF nations grouped from Nos 15-17.
England climb two spots to No 18.
Algeria leads African nations at No 20, up four spots. Iran also rose four positions as the top Asian nation at No 44.
Bafana Bafana rose two positions to 67th overall, and 14th best in Africa.
FIFA world rankings for September:
15. Costa Rica
17. United States