With the latest ranking, South Korea are destined to be one of the lowest seeded teams in pot 4 when the 2018 World Cup group draw takes place at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on December 1.
Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium and Poland are also top-seeded for the December 1 draw in Moscow.
England and the Republic of Ireland have risen in this month's FIFA's world rankings, while Scotland climbed too despite missing out on World Cup qualification. The same procedure will then be repeated for the remaining balls in the two pots. Instead of one seeded pot and three pots determined by logistical and geographical reasoning, Federation Internationale de Football Association has changed its ways so that all four pots are determined purely based on the rankings.
The eight teams to make it through to the play-offs are Sweden, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Italy, Greece and Croatia. Therefore, the Russian national team is playing friendly football matches in the run-up to the much anticipated 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Greece and Sweden are the other unseeded teams for the draw, which is live on Sky Sports News from 1pm on Tuesday.
Home and away fixtures will be played between November 9 and November 15.
The draw takes place in Zurich, Switzerland on October 16th and it starts at 14:00 CEST. Once one ball has been taken from pot one and another from pot two, they will be placed in a central pot, mixed and then drawn one by one.
The main round of the global qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup has been already concluded and nine remaining vacant spots in the championship will be determined in the play-off round.