The World Cup hosts, who slumped to an all-time low of 22nd in June, went back into the top 10 after winning the Confederations Cup in July.
Despite winning their qualifying group, England drop three places to 13th following some poor friendly performances.
FIFA is using October's rankings as the primary yardstick for next week's draw so Brazil's ups and downs will have no impact on their status among the top seeds for the World Cup.
Thanks to their two wins over Sweden in the World Cup play-offs, Portugal have also climbed back into the top 10.
All the nations in the top 20, except for Ukraine, have booked their tickets to Brazil next year.
The leading eight seeded teams for the draw are Brazil, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Colombia, Belgium, South American champions Uruguay and Switzerland.
FIFA will announce the second, third and fourth-ranked seeded nations before the draw in Salvador da Bahia on Dec. 6.
Top 10 and rankings of World Cup qualifiers outside the leading 10: (Last month's positions in parentheses):
1. (1) Spain
2. (2) Germany
3. (3) Argentina
4. (4) Colombia
5. (14) Portugal
6. (6) Uruguay
7. (8) Italy
8. (7) Switzerland
9. (8) Netherlands
10. (11) Brazil
Rankings of remaining World Cup qualifiers:
14. United States
17. Ivory Coast
31. Costa Rica
54. South Korea
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