AFC have confirmed the March FIFA ranking will be used to seed the teams for the final group round draw.
AFC haven't confirmed the draw procedure. 4 years ago, the 4 lowest seeded teams of the 10 qualified for the 4th round were placed in a single pot.
Australia - Saudi Arabia (Q)
Japan - Iceland (F), Uzbekistan (Q)
Korea Republic - Uzbekistan (F), Kuwait (Q)
Iran - Qatar (Q)
Uzbekistan - Korea Republic (F), Japan (Q)
Iraq - Singapore (Q)
Jordan - China PR (Q)
Kuwait - Korea Republic (Q)
Saudi Arabia - Australia (Q)
Oman - Thailand (Q)
Qatar - Iran (Q)
Bahrain - Indonesia (Q)
Lebanon - United Arab Emirates (Q)
Thailand - Maldives (F), Oman (Q)
Minimum points (if the team qualifies, based on qualification scenarios)
Australia are safe in the first pot, while Japan could be overtaken by Korea Republic.
Iran stuck in the second pot.
Kuwait out of the battle for third pot.
Uzbekistan, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar fighting to be in the third pot.