Rankings Men and Women

The WCF World Rankings track and list the success of all Member Associations of the World Curling Federation at the Pacific-Asia Championships, the European Championships, the Men's and Women's World Championships and the Olympic Winter Games.

Points are assigned for top-level placements at each competition. Points are only assigned once per season to Member Associations qualifying out of their regional championships for the world championships. Lower point values are assigned on a percentage scaled basis for placement at Events dating back as far as six curling seasons.

The WCF World Rankings were developed by 1998 Olympic Champion Patrick Hürlimann of Switzerland, Vice President of the Federation from 2010 to 2012.

"The WCF World Rankings are a key step in the continued growth of curling as a global sport," explains Hürlimann. "New Member Associations will be added as grass roots interest is exploding on every continent, and the World Curling Rankings reflect the desire of every one of them to become the best in the World.”

“We gauge performance over 6 seasons: 5 years back the points only count for 20%, 4 years back 30%, 3 years back 40%, 2 years back 60%, 1 year back 80% and actual season 100%. With this we have some more movement in the ranking if countries perform well, for example, over the last two seasons.”

“At the World Curling Championship, you get the following points: 1st: 240 / 2nd: 200 / 3rd 180 until 12th: 50 points. Finishes at the Olympic Winter Games count for double points: 1st: 480 etc.”

“After the PACC and ECC, all teams qualifying for the World Curling Championships (Men/Women), get 50 points. All the other teams participating at the PACC and ECC get less than 50 points, calculated down to 1 point. This system has been developed in order to be fair to all nations, as for example, Canada does not participate in either the PACC or ECC.”

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WCF WORLD RANKINGS - MEN
2014-2015 WCF Member Association Points 2013-2014 +/-
1 Canada 986 1 0
2 Sweden 846 2 0
3 Scotland/Great Britain 766 3 0
4 Norway 731 4 0
5 China 560 6 +1
6 Switzerland 554 5 -1
7 Denmark 455 7 0
8 USA 397 8 0
9 Germany 368 9 0
10 Russia 333 10 0
11 Czech Republic 239 11 0
12 Japan 199 13 +1
13 France 174 12 -1
14 Finland 134 15 +1
15 Italy 134 16 +1
16 Latvia 120 17 +1
17 Korea 115 18 +1
18 New Zealand 104 14 -4
19 Netherlands 101 20 +1
20 Hungary 100 19 -1
21 England 90 21 0
22 Australia 81 23 +1
23 Estonia 74 22 -1
24 Austria 71 25 +1
25 Belgium 61 28 +3
26 Wales 61 27 +1
27 Croatia 59 31 +4
28 Poland 58 24 -4
29 Turkey 56 33 +4
30 Spain 52 26 -4
31 Chinese Taipei 50 30 -1
32 Ireland 45 29 -3
33 Slovakia 37 32 -1
34 Lithuania 36 34 0
35 Belarus 23 35 0
36 Romania 22 36 0
37 Israel 16 45 +8
38 Slovenia 16 38 0
39 Iceland 16 37 -2
40 Serbia 13 39 -1
41 Luxembourg 10 40 -1
42 Kazakhstan 10 42 0
43 Brazil 6 44 +1
44 Greece 5 41 -3
45 Bulgaria 4 43 -2
46 Andorra 0 45 -1
46 Georgia 0 45 -1
46 Hong Kong 0 - -
46 Kosovo 0 45 -1
46 Liechtenstein 0 45 -1
46 Mongolia 0 45 -1
46 Qatar 0 - -
46 Ukraine 0 45 -1
46 US Virgin Islands 0 45 -1
WCF WORLD RANKINGS - WOMEN
2014-2015 WCF Member Association Points 2013-2014 +/-
1 Canada 950 1 0
2 Sweden 864 2 0
3 Switzerland 760 3 0
4 Scotland/GBR 678 4 0
5 China 508 5 0
7 Russia 503 7 0
6 Denmark 487 6 0
8 USA 470 8 0
9 Korea 422 9 0
10 Japan 387 10 0
11 Germany 317 11 0
12 Czech Republic 165 12 0
13 Norway 155 14 +1
14 Italy 150 13 -1
15 Latvia 146 15 0
16 Finland 133 16 0
17 Estonia 107 20 +3
18 Hungary 107 17 -1
19 Austria 100 18 -1
20 England 91 19 -1
21 New Zealand 91 21 0
22 Turkey 78 24 +2
23 Poland 72 22 -1
24 Spain 64 23 -1
25 Slovakia 63 25 0
26 Australia 63 26 0
27 Belarus 55 27 0
28 Netherlands 51 28 0
29 Croatia 42 29 0
30 Slovenia 40 30 0
31 Ireland 24 32 +1
32 Romania 19 33 +1
33 Wales 19 31 -2
34 Kazakhstan 8 35 +1
35 France 6 34 -1
36 Serbia 6 36 0
37 Belgium 3 37 0
38 Andorra 0 38 0
38 Brazil 0 38 0
38 Bulgaria 0 38 0
38 Chinese Taipei 0 38 0
38 Georgia 0 38 0
38 Greece 0 38 0
38 Hong Kong 0 - -
38 Iceland 0 38 0
38 Israel 0 38 0
38 Kosovo 0 38 0
38 Liechtenstein 0 38 0
38 Lithuania 0 38 0
38 Luxembourg 0 38 0
38 Mongolia 0 38 0
38 Qatar 0 - -
38 Ukraine 0 38 0
38 US Virgin Islands 0 38 0