The Super Eagles latest position is one up from last month’s 39th place in the world, while they maintained their position on the continent behind Egypt, Senegal, Congo DR, Tunisia, and Cameroon respectively.
Meanwhile, Brazil have knocked Germany off the top of the FIFA rankings.
World champions Germany dropped to second despite winning the Confederations Cup last month after some rolling historical results were devalued.
Lionel Messi’s Argentina are in third and modest Switzerland, with a 100 per cent record in World Cup qualifiers, are fourth, which is higher than they have been since 1994.
Poland, who boast Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski amongst their ranks, are at a historic high of fifth having dropped just two points in their own qualifiers as European champions Portugal dropped two places to fifth.
FIFA best 10 team as of August; Brazil (+1), Germany (-1), Argentina, Switzerland (+1), Poland (+1), Portugal (-2), Chile, Colombia, Belgium (+1), France (-1)