Northern Ireland have climbed 17 places in the latest FIFA world rankings.
Michael O’Neill’s side currently sit in 100th place following their heroics in Porto last month.
A deserved 1-1 draw with Portugal in their World Cup qualifying Group F was a much needed boost for O’Neill and his players.
It followed a disappointing start to their qualifying campaign which saw them record just one point from opening games with Russia and Luxembourg.
Meanwhile, managerless Scotland have slumped to their lowest position for more than seven years.
The Scots - who lost their World Cup qualifiers against Wales and Belgium in October - fell 14 spots to 70th - their worst ranking since being 74th in 2005.
England are down one place from fifth to sixth, while the Republic of Ireland sit 36th and Wales 66th.
World champions Spain remain top, ahead of Germany, Argentina and Portugal.