Jason Pine is Radio Sport's football commentator

Football: All Whites power rankings

Melbourne Victory striker Kosta Barbarouses. Photo / Getty Images.
Melbourne Victory striker Kosta Barbarouses. Photo / Getty Images.

With three months to go until the OFC Nations Cup, who is in line to represent New Zealand in 2016? Jason Pine updates the All Whites Power Rankings (previous ranking in brackets).

1. (1) Winston Reid (West Ham United, England)
Almost over his hamstring injury and set to rejoin West Ham United's starting side for the final third of the season. Clear number one on this list.

2. (2) Ryan Thomas (PEC Zwolle, Netherlands)
Currently sidelined after knee surgery, but absolutely crucial to All Whites in the OFC Nations Cup.

3. (3) Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town, England)
First choice at Ipswich and getting plenty of football as they push for Premier League promotion.

4. (5) Kosta Barbarouses (Melbourne Victory, Australia)
One of the A-League's form players as Melbourne Victory defend their title. Chosen ahead of Gui Finkler and Fahid Ben Khalfallah for Victory's Asian Champions League campaign.

5. (4) Chris Wood (Leeds United, England)
Hasn't featured recently as he overcomes a niggling hamstring injury but still a key part of Anthony Hudson's plans.

6. (6) Marco Rojas (FC Thun, Switzerland)
Played a full 90 minutes in his side's latest league outing. Precocious talent whose best international years could still be ahead.

7. (7) Michael McGlinchey (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
His place in the New Zealand midfield is never in doubt and was influential on Friday night as the Phoenix beat Melbourne City.

8. (8) Glen Moss (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Unchallenged as our number one, number one. First half save to deny Melbourne City's Bruno Fornaroli on Friday night was out of the top drawer.

9. (9) Themi Tzimopoulos (PAS Giannina, Greece)
Playing every week in Greece and provided an assist in his side's latest outing. Versatility makes him a certainty.

10. (12) Michael Boxall (SuperSport, South Africa)
The injury to Storm Roux makes Boxall even more important as he can easily slot in at right-back as well as in central defence.

11. (10) Tom Doyle (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Has worked hard on his front-third delivery and is developing nicely with a run of A-League games.

12. (17) Louis Fenton (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Another player who becomes more important with Roux unavailable. Scored a confidence-boosting goal on Friday to underline his versatility.

13. (19) Ryan De Vries (Auckland City, New Zealand)
Nine goals in the last five games for Auckland City speaks volumes. Demands inclusion on current form.

14. (28) Jeremy Brockie (SuperSport, South Africa)
A hat-trick over the weekend and 22 goals in 39 games now in South Africa. Thriving under a new club coach and may force Hudson's hand with weight of goals.

15. (13) Tyler Boyd (Vitoria SC, Portugal)
Continues to feature for his club side at 'B' level and occasionally in the first team. Going abroad has certainly helped him.

16. (15) Stefan Marinovic (SpVgg Unterhaching, Germany)
Likely back-up to Glen Moss after featuring strongly for New Zealand in 2015.

17. (16) Deklan Wynne (Whitecaps FC 2, Canada)
Set to challenge Doyle vigorously for the left-back spot.

18. (14) Shane Smeltz (Sydney FC, Australia)
A handy man to have in the mix when goals are required. Always knows where to be when the ball is in the penalty area.

19. (20) Clayton Lewis (Auckland City FC, New Zealand)
A key to Auckland City's unbeaten ASB Premiership season and looks destined to add to his three caps this year.

20. (18) Bill Tuiloma (RC Strasbourg, France)
Getting worryingly few playing minutes but still has the potential to be a first choice for his country. Badly needs game time.

21. (20) Max Crocombe (Southport FC, England)
Promising goalkeeper who won player of the month at Southport in January.

22. (27) James McGarry (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Looks a classy player already at 17. Destined for full All Whites, maybe even in 2016.

23 (36) Monty Patterson (Ipswich Town, England)
Offered a pro contract for next season at Ipswich and highly-rated by Hudson.

24. (23) Sam Brotherton (Wisconsin University, USA)
25. (24) Joel Stevens (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
26. (25) Logan Rogerson (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
27. (27) Nik Tzanev (Brentford FC, England)
28. (29) Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi ((Auckland City FC, New Zealand)
29. (30) Cameron Howieson (St. Mirren, Scotland)
30 (31) Kip Colvey (San Jose Earthquakes, USA)
31. (32) Dan Keat (Göteborgs Atlet- och Idrottssällskap, Sweden)
32. (33) Jake Gleeson (Portland Timbers, USA)
33. (34) Chris James (FC Haka Valkeakoski, Finland)
34. (35) James Musa (St Louis FC, USA)
35. (37) Tim Payne (Portland Timbers 2, USA)
36. (38) Brock Messenger (Canterbury United, New Zealand)
37. (39) Kayne Vincent (Perlis FA, Malaysia)
38. (40) Matt Ridenton (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
39. (NEW ENTRY) Andre De Jong (Canterbury United, New Zealand)
40. (NEW ENTRY) Tom Biss (Hawke's Bay United, New Zealand)

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