Ahead of him, the top four players remained the same. Tiger Woods lost his No. 1 FedExCup ranking, but remained the top-ranked player in the world, followed again by Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els.
Stricker's move to No. 5 dropped Adam Scott and Padraig Harrington one spot apiece to sixth and seventh.
K.J. Choi finished second behind Stricker and moved up three spots to eighth, Geoff Ogilvy remained ninth, and Vijay Singh and Sergio Garcia both dropped three places to 10th and 11th.
Rory Sabbatini finished third at The Barclays and got a one-spot bump to 12th, Henrik Stenson dropped three places to 13th and Luke Donald dipped two spots to 14th.
Justin Rose, Zach Johnson, Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman, Angel Cabrera and Paul Casey held onto their spots from 15-20.