ZIMBABWE slid down seven places to 106 in the latest FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking released this week.
The Warriors paid the price for last month’s 2-1 defeat away to Burundi in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Rahman Gumbo’s men are now 27th in Africa, after being ranked 23rd in February.
Zimbabwe can climb back into the top 100 in the world if they can inflict revenge on Burundi in the return leg in June.
FC Platinum coach Rahman Gumbo is in temporary charge after Norman Mapeza was suspended along with 98 players and officials implicated in alleged match fixing.
Mapeza was in charge in two tours to Asia between 2007 and 2009 where authorities say players were paid bungs to lose matches by Asian betting syndicates.
Former ZIFA CEO Henrietta Rushwaya, fingered as a central player in the corruption, has been arrested and charged. She was also sacked in disgrace by ZIFA.
Gumbo will be hoping the Zimbabwe Football Association would have concluded hearings and handed out sanctions one way or the other on the players to give him a wider field to pick from for the return match against Burundi on June 15.