Ghana climbed up one place to 51st in the latest world ranking released by FIFA on Thursday.
The Black Stars gained points after drawing 1-1 with Egypt at home in a final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier played in Cape Coast.
The latest ratings have seen Senegal and the winners of the European zone play-offs among the biggest climbers.
The Lions of Terrenga have, in fact, risen to 23rd – their highest-ever position on the global ladder – on the back of securing a first World Cup place since 2002.
They are now the top-ranked African nation, having leapfrogged fellow 2018 World Cup finalists Tunisia (27th, up 1) and Egypt (31st, down 1).