World Curling Rankings

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The World Curling Rankings system is designed to track and list the amount of success achieved by each member association of the World Curling Federation (WCF) in a given curling season. The system, which was implemented in December 2006, is similar to the ranking system used by FIFA. The events taken into account when calculating each nation's score include the Winter Olympics, the World Curling Championships, the European Curling Championships, and the Pacific Curling Championships. The system was developed by Patrick Hürlimann, who is a former Olympic champion and was the vice president of the WCF from 2010 to 2012.

Method of calculation[edit]

The points are calculated for each nation based on performance during the last six curling seasons. Results in seasons prior to the current season are scaled by the following factors:

Years prior to current season 0 1 2 3 4 5
Scaling factor 100% 80% 60% 40% 30% 20%

Points distribution[edit]

Points are allocated based on the final rankings of each nation at an eligible event.

International events[edit]

The points distributions are given for each event as follows:

Winter Olympic Games
Final rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points 480 400 360 320 280 240 200 180 160 140 120 100
World Curling Championships
Final rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points 240 200 180 160 140 120 100 90 80 70 60 50

Regional events[edit]

All nations that qualify for the World Curling Championships receive 50 points, regardless of final ranking in regional events, if applicable.

Nations in the European or Pacific Curling Championships that do not qualify for the World Championships receive less than 50 points. Based on their final ranking in the tournament, nations receive 49 or fewer points, in decrements of 1 point.

Rankings[edit]

Men[edit]

Final rankings for the 2013–14 season[1]
Current
rank
Country Points 2012–13
final
Change
1  Canada 1286 1 Steady 0
2  Sweden 1057 3 Increase 1
3  Scotland
 Great Britain
998 2 Decrease 1
4  Norway 942 4 Steady 0
5   Switzerland 699 5 Steady 0
6  China 684 7 Increase 1
7  Denmark 574 6 Decrease 1
8  United States 487 8 Steady 0
9  Germany 458 10 Increase 1
10  Russia 369 12 Increase 2
11  Czech Republic 262 11 Steady 0
12  France 262 9 Decrease 3
13  Japan 206 16 Increase 3
14  New Zealand 129 13 Decrease 1
15  Finland 122 15 Steady 0
16  Italy 121 14 Decrease 2
17  Latvia 117 18 Increase 1
18  Korea 113 17 Decrease 1
19  Hungary 101 20 Increase 1
20  Netherlands 95 21 Increase 1
21  England 83 22 Increase 1
22  Estonia 78 26 Increase 4
23  Australia 77 18 Decrease 5
24  Poland 63 29 Increase 5
25  Austria 63 27 Increase 2
26  Spain 63 25 Decrease 1
27  Wales 61 28 Increase 1
28  Belgium 58 24 Decrease 4
29  Ireland 58 23 Decrease 6
30  Chinese Taipei 50 32 Increase 2
31  Croatia 49 31 Increase 0
32  Slovakia 42 30 Decrease 2
33  Turkey 37 35 Increase 2
34  Lithuania 35 33 Decrease 1
35  Belarus 22 34 Decrease 1
36  Romania 15 43 Increase 7
37  Iceland 15 36 Decrease 1
38  Slovenia 13 41 Increase 3
39  Serbia 12 40 Increase 1
40  Luxembourg 10 39 Decrease 1
41  Greece 9 37 Decrease 4
42  Kazakhstan 6 41 Decrease 1
43  Bulgaria 5 38 Decrease 5
44  Brazil 3 44 Steady 0
45  Andorra 0 45 Steady 0
 Armenia1 0 46 Increase 1
 Georgia 0
 Israel 0
 Kosovo 0 46 Increase 1
 Liechtenstein 0 46 Increase 1
 Mongolia 0 46 Increase 1
 Ukraine 0
 United States Virgin Islands 0 46 Increase 1

Women[edit]

Final rankings for the 2013–14 season[2]
Current
rank
Country Points 2012–13
final
Change
1  Canada 1216 2 Increase 1
2  Sweden 1125 1 Decrease 1
3   Switzerland 963 3 Steady 0
4  Scotland
 Great Britain
848 4 Steady 0
5  China 658 5 Steady 0
6  Denmark 617 6 Steady 0
7  Russia 615 9 Increase 2
8  United States 576 7 Decrease 1
9  Korea 499 11 Increase 2
10  Japan 467 10 Steady 0
11  Germany 394 8 Decrease 3
12  Czech Republic 178 14 Increase 2
13  Italy 171 12 Decrease 1
14  Norway 154 13 Decrease 1
15  Latvia 151 15 Steady 0
16  Finland 119 16 Steady 0
17  Hungary 105 17 Steady 0
18  Austria 100 18 Steady 0
19  England 96 19 Steady 0
20  Estonia 95 21 Increase 1
21  New Zealand 92 20 Decrease 1
22  Poland 75 22 Steady 0
23  Spain 68 24 Increase 1
24  Turkey 66 27 Increase 3
25  Slovakia 66 23 Decrease 1
26  Australia 62 26 Steady 0
27  Belarus 46 31 Increase 4
28  Netherlands 45 25 Decrease 3
29  Croatia 44 28 Decrease 1
30  Slovenia 34 34 Increase 4
31  Wales 27 29 Decrease 2
32  Ireland 20 30 Decrease 2
33  Romania 15 33 Steady 0
34  France 13 32 Decrease 2
35  Kazakhstan 10 35 Steady 0
36  Serbia 9 36 Steady 0
37  Belgium 5 37 Steady 0
38  Andorra 0 39 Increase 1
 Armenia1 0 39 Increase 1
 Brazil 0 39 Increase 1
 Bulgaria 0 39 Increase 1
 Chinese Taipei 0 38 Increase 1
 Georgia 0
 Greece 0 39 Increase 1
 Iceland 0 39 Increase 1
 Israel 0
 Kosovo 0 39 Increase 1
 Liechtenstein 0 39 Increase 1
 Lithuania 0 38 Steady 0
 Luxembourg 0 39 Increase 1
 Mongolia 0 39 Increase 1
 Ukraine 0
 United States Virgin Islands 0 39 Increase 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Armenia is currently a suspended member of the World Curling Federation.

References[edit]

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