Wales in fifth slot.
Wales sit just 0.36 points behind fourth-placed England, who they crushed 30-3 in Cardiff three days ago to smash their hopes of a Grand Slam.
Ireland have slipped to their lowest position since the rankings were launched in 2003.
Ireland's defeat against Italy in Rome on Saturday meant they finished fifth in the championship, above wooden spoonists France on points difference.
It also meant they dropped two places to ninth on the latest rankings list published by the IRB yesterday.
Elsewhere, Scotland lie 10th, with an unchanged top three of New Zealand, South Africa and Australia.
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)|
|Date:||Mar 19, 2013|
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