Stanford rises in world rankings; Tseng still first

Following a playoff victory on Sunday at the HSBC Women's Champions, Angela Stanford climbed in this week's world rankings.

Stanford, who earned the victory on the third playoff hole, rose three places to 14th.

Yani Tseng is still the No. 1 player in the world by a wide margin. She has an average of 16.61 points, while No. 2 Na Yeon Choi -- who was in the four-way playoff this weekend, has an average of 9.18 points. To put that in perspective, third-ranked Suzann Pettersen has an average of 8.67 points.

The top nine positions remain unchanged from last week. Following the top three, Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer, Sun Ju Ahn, Jiyai Shin, Stacy Lewis and Ai Miyazato occupy spots four through nine, respectively.

There was only one change in the top-10. I.K. Kim moved back in at 10th, while Brittany Lincicome slid down one spot to 11th.

Shanshan Feng and Amy Yang switched rankings this week, with Feng in 12th and Yang in 13th. Stanford's rise meant Chie Arimura, Ji-Hee Lee and Morgan Pressel all dropped one spot; they are 15th through 17th, respectively.

Catriona Matthew rose two places to 18th, bumping Michelle Wie and Karrie Webb down a spot to 19th and 20th.