They have also moved above Tunisia and Egypt to become the highest-ranked team on the continent.
The Teranga Lions rise comes on the back of two wins over South Africa in November that saw them qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.
Nigeria are the lowest ranked of Africa’s World Cup-bound nations at 50 globally and 8 on the continent.
Burkina Faso are the biggest continental movers as they leapt 11 places to reach 44 overall and six in Africa.
The global top five of Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium remains unchanged from October.
- Senegal (23)
- Tunisia (27)
- Egypt (31)
- DR Congo (36)
- Morocco (40)
- Burkina Faso (44)
- Cameroon (45)
- Nigeria (50)
- Ghana (51)
- Ivory Coast (61)
Meanwhile, the Walias of Ethiopia have moved up 6 spots to finish 145th in the world and 44th in Africa rankings. For a complete list of African ranking, click here
Source: BBC Sport