Although the team did not win a single game and was eliminated from the ASEAN Cup earlier this month, Viet Nam got 34 more points to make it to 251 and jump up seven steps to No 131 in the world.
Thailand, who lost 3-1 to Singapore in the first leg of the Cup's final on Wednesday, are second in the region and 136th in the world. Regional third place goes to the Philippines.
On the women's side Thailand remains the region's leading team and No 30 globally. Viet Nam are second at 31st, followed by Myanmar at 47th.-VNS