Jason Pine is Radio Sport's football commentator

Football: All Whites power rankings

All Whites striker Chris Wood. Photo / Getty Images.
All Whites striker Chris Wood. Photo / Getty Images.

Football's OFC Nations Cup is now just two months away. Who will carry New Zealand's hopes in Port Moresby? Jason Pine updates the All Whites Power Rankings (previous ranking in brackets).

1. (1) Winston Reid (West Ham United, England)
Won't be at the OFC Nations Cup, but remains number one on this list. New Zealand's current equivalent of the talismanic Ryan Nelsen and the only player who makes the All Whites starting side as of right. Will be severely missed in PNG.

2. (5) Chris Wood (Leeds United, England)
Will take over as skipper from Reid and will lead the line for his country in the Nations Cup. Unquestionable dedication to the white shirt.

3. (2) Ryan Thomas (PEC Zwolle, Netherlands)
Details are scarce about his ongoing recovery from knee surgery, but even at such a young age, a crucial member of the national side.

4. (8) Themi Tzimopoulos (PAS Giannina, Greece)
In the absence of Reid and probably Tommy Smith, becomes a first-choice centre-back.

Is crucially playing every week for his club side, so match-hardened.

5. (4) Kosta Barbarouses (Melbourne Victory, Australia)
Bang in form and a great foil for Wood in the attacking third.

6. (7) Glen Moss (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
In some of the best form of his life and favoured to win the Phoenix's Player of the Season award. Undisputed number one New Zealand goalkeeper.

7. (6) Michael McGlinchey (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Only player to start every one of Anthony Hudson's six matches in charge and little to suggest that will change any time soon.

8. (NEW ENTRY) Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
On the verge of accepting Hudson's offer of an international return and would go straight into the starting eleven.

9. (9) Marco Rojas (FC Thun, Switzerland)
Not getting as much game time as he'd ideally like, but a gifted player who can create plenty.

10. (10) Michael Boxall (SuperSport, South Africa)
Able to play centrally or at fullback. His pace and strength will be key assets in PNG.

11. (11) Tom Doyle (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
Should get the first chance to lock down the left-back spot, having impressed there at A-League level.

12. (3) Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town, England)
Drops down the list only because of likely absence from the side for PNG. When available, he plays; New Zealand fans just wish that was more often.

13. (12) Ryan De Vries (Auckland City, New Zealand)
ASB Premiership Golden Boot winner and will get plenty of game time against Pacific Island opposition as Auckland City play OFC Nations Cup matches in April.

14. (13) Jeremy Brockie (SuperSport, South Africa)
Continues to score freely at club level. Experience and desire to be involved in PNG also in his favour.

15. (19) Kip Colvey (San Jose Earthquakes, USA)
Has quickly found his feet in the MLS. Played against an LA Galaxy side featuring Steven Gerrard last weekend.

16. (14) Louis Fenton (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
A big engine and an ability to play multiple positions should see him on the plane to PNG.

17. (16) Stefan Marinovic (SpVgg Unterhaching, Germany)
Pushing Moss hardest for the starting spot between the sticks.

18. (18) Shane Smeltz (Sydney FC, Australia)
No longer a guaranteed starter but still possesses an uncanny knack of scoring goals at international level.

19. (17) Deklan Wynne (Whitecaps FC 2, Canada)
Highly rated by Hudson and won't let his country down at left-back.

20. (NEW ENTRY) Hamish Watson (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
His physicality and heart could be huge assets in PNG. Worth a punt.

21. (20) Clayton Lewis (Auckland City FC, New Zealand)
Like De Vries, he'll get a good taste of what to expect in PNG when he plays OFC Champions League in April.

22. (21) Bill Tuiloma (RC Strasbourg, France)
Should still sneak into the Nations Cup squad despite a frustrating recent time at club level.

23 (NEW ENTRY) Tamati Williams (RKC Waalwijk, Netherlands)
Earning deserved plaudits at his Dutch club and recently signed a contract extension. May well now be the third' keeper.

24. (15) Tyler Boyd (Vitoria SC, Portugal)
Still playing regularly in his club's second team, but might miss out to more physical and experienced front-men.

25. (25) Sam Brotherton (Wisconsin University, USA)
26. (22) Monty Patterson (Ipswich Town, England)
27. (23) Max Crocombe (Southport FC, England)
28. (28) Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi ((Auckland City FC, New Zealand)
29. (24) James McGarry (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
30. (NEW ENTRY) Rory Fallon (Bristol Rovers, UK)
31. (34) James Musa (St Louis FC, USA)
32. (26) Logan Rogerson (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand)
33. (NEW ENTRY) Nikko Boxall (VPS, Finland)
34. (27) Nik Tzanev (Brentford FC, England)
35. (30) Chris James (FC Haka Valkeakoski, Finland)
36. (29) Cameron Howieson (St. Mirren, Scotland)
37. (31) Dan Keat (Göteborgs Atlet- och Idrottssällskap, Sweden)
38 (33) Kayne Vincent (Perlis FA, Malaysia)
39. (32) Jake Gleeson (Portland Timbers, USA)
40. (35) Tim Payne (Portland Timbers 2, USA)

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