India dropped to the third spot in ICC Test rankings after their humiliating 0-4 whitewash by Australia in the Border Gavaskar Trophy that concluded in Adelaide on Saturday.
India, which had entered the series in second place on 118 ratings points, has fallen to 111 ratings points while fourth-ranked Australia has boosted its standing in the Championship table after gaining eight ratings points which has put it alongside India on 111 ratings points.
However, India is still ranked above Australia by a fraction of a point. When the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, India has 111.10 ratings points while Australia is on 110.80 ratings points.
Nevertheless, Australia will have a chance to move ahead of India when it travels to the West Indies in March to play in a three-Test series which will start in Barbados on 7 April. There, Australia will need to win the series by 1-0 or better to achieve number-three position on the Championship table.
Since 16 December 2010 India has dropped from 129 ratings points to 111 ratings points. In the last 13 months, India drew with South Africa (1-1) in South Africa, beat the West Indies in West Indies (1-0), lost 4-0 to England in England, beat the West Indies (2-0) at home before losing 4-0 to Australia in Australia.