Switzerland have reached their highest ever position in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings powered by Capgemini.
A 32-22 win over Croatia in Markarska improved their rating to 55.72 points, which was enough for them to overtake Brazil and move into 27th place.
Switzerland had already been confirmed as Trophy champions prior to the encounter but the win ensured they ended the campaign with a near perfect record.
It was their fourth straight victory and they finished 10 points clear of runners-up Ukraine in the Trophy standings after picking up 19 of the 20 points available.
Sweden also ended on a winning note, to claim third place in the Trophy, with an 18-15 victory against Lithuania in Siauliai.
The result also sent Sweden shooting up the rankings, from 46th to 39th, while Lithuania fell five places to 52nd.
It was Sweden’s first win against Lithuania in nearly 13 years.
Austria’s 51-7 win in Kosovo in the Rugby Europe Development competition did not count towards the rankings as the host nation are not full members of World Rugby and, therefore, not ranked.