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
2013-2014 WCF Member Association Points 2012-2013 +/-
1 Canada 1286 1 0
2 Sweden 1057 3 +1
3 Scotland/Great Britain 998 2 -1
4 Norway 942 4 0
5 Switzerland 699 5 0
6 China 684 7 +1
7 Denmark 574 6 -1
8 USA 487 8 0
9 Germany 458 10 +1
10 Russia 369 12 +2
11 Czech Republic 262 11 0
12 France 262 9 -3
13 Japan 206 16 +3
14 New Zealand 129 13 -1
15 Finland 122 15 0
16 Italy 121 14 -2
17 Latvia 117 18 +1
18 Korea 113 17 -1
19 Hungary 101 20 +1
20 Netherlands 95 21 +1
21 England 83 22 +1
22 Estonia 78 26 +4
23 Australia 77 18 -5
24 Poland 63 29 +5
25 Austria 63 27 +2
26 Spain 63 25 -1
27 Wales 61 28 +1
28 Belgium 58 24 -4
29 Ireland 58 23 -6
30 Chinese Taipei 50 32 +2
31 Croatia 49 31 0
32 Slovakia 42 30 -2
33 Turkey 37 35 +2
34 Lithuania 35 33 -1
35 Belarus 22 34 -1
36 Romania 15 43 +7
37 Iceland 15 36 -1
38 Slovenia 13 41 +3
39 Serbia 12 40 +1
40 Luxembourg 10 39 -1
41 Greece 9 37 -4
42 Kazakhstan 6 41 -1
43 Bulgaria 5 38 -5
44 Brazil 3 44 0
45 Andorra 0 45 0
45 Armenia (*) 0 46 +1
45 Georgia 0 - -
45 Israel 0 - -
45 Kosovo 0 46 +1
45 Liechtenstein 0 46 1
45 Mongolia 0 46 +1
45 Ukraine 0 - -
45 US Virgin Islands 0 46 +1
*suspended WCF Member
WCF WORLD RANKINGS - WOMEN
2013-2014 WCF Member Association Points 2012-2013 +/-
1 Canada 1216 2 +1
2 Sweden 1125 1 -1
3 Switzerland 963 3 0
4 Scotland/Great Britain 848 4 0
5 China 658 5 0
6 Denmark 617 6 0
7 Russia 615 9 +2
8 USA 576 7 -1
9 Korea 499 11 +2
10 Japan 467 10 0
11 Germany 394 8 -3
12 Czech Republic 178 14 +2
13 Italy 171 12 -1
14 Norway 154 13 -1
15 Latvia 151 15 0
16 Finland 119 16 0
17 Hungary 105 17 0
18 Austria 100 18 0
19 England 96 19 0
20 Estonia 95 21 +1
21 New Zealand 92 20 -1
22 Poland 75 22 0
23 Spain 68 24 +1
24 Turkey 66 27 +2
25 Slovakia 66 23 -1
26 Australia 62 26 0
27 Belarus 46 31 +4
28 Netherlands 45 25 -3
29 Croatia 44 28 -1
30 Slovenia 34 34 +4
31 Wales 27 29 -2
32 Ireland 20 30 -2
33 Romania 15 33 0
34 France 13 32 -2
35 Kazakhstan 10 35 0
36 Serbia 9 36 0
37 Belgium 5 37 0
38 Andorra 0 39 +1
38 Armenia (*) 0 39 +1
38 Brazil 0 39 +1
38 Bulgaria 0 39 +1
38 Chinese Taipei 0 39 +1
38 Georgia 0 - -
38 Greece 0 39 +1
38 Iceland 0 39 +1
38 Israel 0 - -
38 Kosovo 0 39 +1
38 Liechtenstein 0 39 +1
38 Lithuania 0 38 0
38 Luxembourg 0 39 +1
38 Mongolia 0 39 +1
38 Ukraine 0 - -
38 US Virgin Islands 0 39 +1
*suspended WCF Member