Windies have gained eight rating points so far after their two crushing victories over England in the current Wisden Test series in the Caribbean.
The Caribbean side defeated England by 381 runs in the first match at Kensington Oval in Barbados and then followed up with a 10-wicket victory at the Sir Vivian Richards ground in Antigua on Saturday for a 2-0 lead with one match to play.
Coming into this series, the Windies were in eight position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings. They started off the home season on 70 rating points - 38 behind England which was ranked third with 108 rating points.
At the end of the Barbados Test, the Windies gained seven points for winning against a team that is higher ranked than them. If the series had ended 1-0, they would have gone to 77 points and still remain in eight position, while England would have dropped from number three to number four.
As it is, the Windies won the second Test, so they gained a further point to move to 78 and still in eight position. If the final Test ends in a draw and the Windies walk away with the 2-0 series win, they will begin the next phase of their Test cricket on 78 points and eight position. England would drop a further point and stay in fourth with 103 points. Should the Windies win the final Test in St. Lucia next starting next weekend for a 3-0 series victory, they would yet gain another point and move to 79. England would then slip to 102 points.
Should the Poms bounce back and win the final Test, then they would gain two points and move up to 104 - just three points short of New Zealand which replaced them as number three after this series loss. The Windies would then also lose two points and go back to 77. If the Windies are to move out of the number eight position, they will have to play consistent cricket and continue to win, as Pakistan who is ahead of them is on 88 points.