Justin Thomas, who finished in a tie for 11th at the Players Championship, has replaced Dustin Johnson as the new men’s world No 1 in the latest rankings.
The Proteas have dropped to third place on the annual ICC ODI Rankings after England leaped to top spot.
Proteas’ bowler Morne Morkel and opening batsman Dean Elgar have been rewarded for their impressive performances in the third Test against Australia.
Ireland have replaced England in second place in the World Rugby rankings following their 28-8 win over Scotland in the Six Nations on Saturday.
Scotland have replaced the Springboks in fifth position in the World Rugby rankings following their 25-13 win over England.
Virat Kohli has joined AB de Villiers as the only batsmen to cross the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and ODIs.
Dylan Frittelli has moved past long-time SA No 3 Charl Schwartzel in the latest rankings with both players just inside the top 50.
Charl Schwartzel’s rankings decline continued on Monday as the South African dropped four places to 44th in the world, just five ahead of Dylan Frittelli.
The Springboks have climbed to fifth in the World Rugby rankings following Wales’ commanding 34-7 win over Scotland in the Six Nations on Saturday.
The mysteries of the ICC points system has seen Kagiso Rabada slip off the No 1 position in the ICC Test bowling rankings.