Men's & Women's World Rankings

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.”

Association 2015/2016 Points
Canada 0 1 962
Sweden 0 2 824
Norway 0 3 691
Scotland/Great Britain 0 4 608
Denmark 3 5 492
USA 1 6 487
Switzerland -2 7 460
China -2 8 446
Japan 3 9 339
Russia 0 10 313
Germany -2 11 275
Finland 1 12 264
Czech Republic -2 13 231
Italy 1 14 146
Korea 2 15 140
Latvia 0 16 117
Netherlands 2 17 105
New Zealand 0 18 102
France -5 19 93
Hungary 0 20 88
England 0 21 87
Austria 2 22 84
Australia -1 23 73
Turkey 5 24 65
Estonia -2 25 61
Poland 2 26 57
Wales -1 27 56
Belgium -3 28 55
Lithuania 5 29 54
Croatia -3 30 53
Spain -2 32 50
Chinese Taipei 0 31 50
Slovakia 0 33 46
Israel 3 34 43
Slovenia 3 35 38
Ireland -4 36 37
Belarus -2 37 22
Romania -2 38 20
Serbia 1 39 16
Kazakhstan 2 40 14
Iceland -3 42 12
Luxemburg 0 41 12
Brazil 0 43 9
Bulgaria 1 44 7
Hong Kong 1 45 6
Greece -2 46 2
Andorra -1 47 1
Georgia -2 48 0
Kosovo -2 48 0
Liechtenstein -2 48 0
Mongolia -2 48 0
Qatar -2 48 0
Ukraine -2 48 0
US Virgin Islands -2 48 0
Association 2015/2016 Points
Switzerland 1 1 900
Canada -1 2 884
Sweden 0 3 660
Scotland/GBR 0 4 637
Russia 0 5 618
Japan 3 6 509
USA 1 7 432
Denmark -1 8 429
China -3 9 402
Korea 0 10 399
Germany 0 11 260
Finland 4 12 162
Italy 1 13 154
Czech Republic -2 14 152
Norway -2 15 143
Latvia -1 16 132
Estonia 0 17 115
Hungary 0 18 111
England 2 19 92
Austria -1 20 88
Turkey 1 21 86
New Zealand -2 22 80
Poland 0 23 76
Slovakia 2 24 68
Spain -1 25 56
Belarus 0 27 55
Netherlands 2 26 55
Australia -3 28 43
Slovenia 1 29 40
Croatia -1 30 37
Ireland 0 31 34
Kazakhstan 2 32 28
France 2 33 25
Romania -2 34 21
Wales -2 35 10
Serbia 0 36 5
Belgium 0 37 2
Andorra 0 38 0
Brazil 0 38 0
Bulgaria 0 38 0
Chinese Taipei 0 38 0
Georgia 0 38 0
Greece 0 38 0
Hong Kong 0 38 0
Iceland 0 38 0
Israel 0 38 0
Kosovo 0 38 0
Liechtenstein 0 38 0
Lithuania 0 38 0
Luxembourg 0 38 0
Mongolia 0 38 0
Qatar 0 38 0
Ukraine 0 38 0
US Virgin Islands 0 38 0