World Rankings

Rank Association Points
1 1 Switzerland 75.540
2 1 Sweden 75.045
3 0 Korea 61.061
4 1 Canada 56.138
5 2 Japan 54.568
6 2 Scotland/Great Britain 50.495
7 1 United States of America 50.090
8 4 Russia 38.489
9 1 Denmark 35.274
10 1 China 31.879
11 0 Germany 18.885
12 0 Czech Republic 14.951
13 4 Norway 13.705
14 1 Italy 13.408
15 3 Turkey 10.746
16 2 Latvia 9.362
17 1 Estonia 9.150
18 1 Hong Kong 8.058
19 1 Hungary 7.626
20 5 Finland 7.455
21 0 England 6.844
22 0 Lithuania 5.926
23 5 Kazakhstan 5.769
24 1 Spain 5.252
25 1 Slovakia 5.234
26 4 Austria 4.281
27 4 Slovenia 4.218
28 4 Brazil 3.534
29 4 Australia 3.327
30 3 Belarus 2.779
31 2 New Zealand 1.853
32 2 Chinese Taipei 1.821
33 0 Qatar 1.673
34 1 Croatia 1.439
35 3 Mexico 1.349
36 1 Ireland 1.313
37 4 Ukraine 1.259
38 1 France 1.106
39 2 Belgium 1.079
40 4 Netherlands 0.791
41 1 Romania 0.656
42 1 Afghanistan 0.000
42 1 Andorra 0.000
42 1 Bolivia 0.000
42 1 Bulgaria 0.000
42 1 Dominican Republic 0.000
42 1 Georgia 0.000
42 1 Greece 0.000
42 1 Guyana 0.000
42 1 Iceland 0.000
42 1 India 0.000
42 1 Israel 0.000
42 1 Kosovo 0.000
42 1 Kuwait 0.000
42 1 Kyrgyzstan 0.000
42 1 Liechtenstein 0.000
42 1 Luxembourg 0.000
42 1 Mongolia 0.000
42 1 Nigeria 0.00
42 1 Portugal 0.000
42 1 Saudi Arabia 0.000
42 1 Serbia 0.000
42 1 Turkmenistan 0.000
42 1 U.S. Virgin Islands 0.000
42 1 Wales 0.000
Rank Association Points
1 0 Sweden 97.122
2 1 Canada 70.706
3 2 Scotland/Great Britain 63.309
4 0 United States of America 62.433
5 3 Switzerland 57.284
6 2 Italy 44.514
7 0 Norway 37.455
8 2 Russia 28.822
9 0 Korea 26.754
10 4 Japan 25.719
11 1 Denmark 22.176
12 1 Germany 20.369
13 1 China 19.042
14 1 Netherlands 14.951
15 1 Czech Republic 12.635
16 1 Finland 11.277
17 0 England 7.770
18 3 Spain 7.770
19 4 Turkey 7.455
20 0 Latvia 7.356
21 2 Austria 6.763
22 0 Chinese Taipei 6.106
23 4 Estonia 5.791
24 4 Wales 5.692
25 0 Belarus 5.261
26 8 New Zealand 4.879
27 3 Slovakia 4.838
28 2 France 4.811
29 2 Hungary 4.757
30 4 Brazil 4.249
31 1 Lithuania 3.777
32 6 Australia 3.543
33 5 Kazakhstan 3.377
34 1 Hong Kong 3.336
35 4 Mexico 3.035
36 1 Slovenia 2.941
37 2 Qatar 2.837
38 2 Bulgaria 2.833
39 1 Belgium 2.810
40 11 Israel 2.469
41 0 Ireland 2.194
42 1 Romania 1.776
43 1 Croatia 1.398
44 2 Guyana 1.349
45 7 Liechtenstein 0.809
46 2 Andorra 0.719
47 5 Portugal 0.719
48 1 Luxembourg 0.562
49 3 Ukraine 0.540
50 5 Nigeria 0.540
51 5 Greece 0.405
52 2 Kyrgyzstan 0.270
53 4 Serbia 0.144
54 2 Afghanistan 0.000
54 2 Bolivia 0.000
54 2 Dominican Republic 0.000
54 2 Georgia 0.000
54 3 Iceland 0.000
54 2 India 0.000
54 Kenya 0.000
54 2 Kosovo 0.000
54 2 Kuwait 0.000
54 2 Mongolia 0.000
54 2 Saudi Arabia 0.000
54 2 Turkmenistan 0.000
54 2 U.S. Virgin Islands 0.000
Rank Association Points
1 0 China 88.937
2 6 Sweden 58.793
3 1 Canada 58.046
4 2 Norway 50.766
5 2 Russia 49.425
6 1 Korea 46.983
7 1 Scotland/Great Britain 43.103
8 1 Slovakia 37.117
9 2 United States of America 34.435
10 3 Switzerland 29.215
11 3 Estonia 28.209
12 0 Latvia 18.487
13 3 Germany 16.188
14 1 Finland 12.356
15 2 Italy 10.431
16 1 Czech Republic 8.918
17 3 Turkey 6.772
18 4 Japan 5.747
19 1 Slovenia 4.253
20 4 Hungary 3.975
21 2 Denmark 3.908
22 6 England 3.879
23 0 Lithuania 3.420
24 3 Afghanistan 0.000
24 3 Andorra 0.000
24 3 Australia 0.000
24 3 Austria 0.000
24 3 Belarus 0.000
24 3 Belgium 0.000
24 Bolivia 0.000
24 3 Brazil 0.000
24 3 Bulgaria 0.000
24 2 Chinese Taipei 0.000
24 3 Croatia 0.000
24 Dominican Republic 0.000
24 3 France 0.000
24 3 Georgia 0.000
24 3 Greece 0.000
24 3 Guyana 0.000
24 3 Hong Kong 0.000
24 3 Iceland 0.000
24 India 0.000
24 3 Ireland 0.000
24 1 Israel 0.952
24 3 Kazakhstan 0.000
24 3 Kosovo 0.000
24 Kuwait 0.000
24 3 Kyrgyzstan 0.000
24 3 Liechtenstein 0.000
24 3 Luxembourg 0.000
24 3 Mexico 0.000
24 3 Mongolia 0.000
24 3 Netherlands 0.000
24 3 New Zealand 0.000
24 Nigeria 0.000
24 3 Portugal 0.000
24 3 Qatar 0.000
24 3 Romania 0.000
24 3 Saudi Arabia 0.000
24 3 Serbia 0.000
24 3 Spain 0.000
24 Turkmenistan 0.000
24 3 Ukraine 0.000
24 3 U.S. Virgin Islands 0.000
24 3 Wales 0.000
Rank Association Points
1 0 Canada 66.987
2 1 Norway 64.341
3 1 Switzerland 61.616
4 3 Scotland/Great Britain 58.297
5 1 Sweden 56.593
6 7 Italy 42.935
7 2 United States of America 41.969
8 2 Czech Republic 29.304
9 3 China 26.813
10 4 Australia 23.993
11 7 Germany 23.214
12 4 Korea 21.154
13 1 Japan 19.826
14 5 Russia 17.216
15 4 Finland 16.543
16 1 Hungary 16.081
17 1 Estonia 12.665
18 1 Turkey 9.886
19 0 England 9.038
20 1 New Zealand 8.929
21 2 Denmark 8.457
22 2 Spain 8.439
23 1 Latvia 3.375
24 2 France 3.375
25 0 Austria 3.365
26 2 Belarus 3.338
27 0 Brazil 2.985
28 1 Kazakhstan 2.669
29 4 Chinese Taipei 2.363
30 2 Guyana 2.349
31 4 Hong Kong 2.212
32 4 Ireland 2.134
33 3 Slovakia 2.106
34 2 Romania 1.726
35 3 Lithuania 1.712
36 3 Belgium 1.538
37 3 Slovenia 1.516
38 2 Netherlands 1.273
39 2 Wales 1.250
40 1 Kosovo 1.113
41 1 Ukraine 0.646
42 1 Greece 0.549
43 2 Croatia 0.421
44 2 Saudi Arabia 0.330
45 2 Qatar 0.330
46 2 Nigeria 0.192
47 2 Luxembourg 0.110
48 4 Mexico 0.110
49 5 Israel 0.037
50 3 Afghanistan 0.000
50 3 Andorra 0.000
50 3 Bolivia 0.000
50 1 Bulgaria 0.000
50 3 Dominican Republic 0.000
50 3 Georgia 0.000
50 3 Iceland 0.000
50 3 India 0.000
50 Kenya 0.000
50 Kuwait 0.000
50 3 Kyrgyzstan 0.000
50 3 Liechtenstein 0.000
50 3 Mongolia 0.000
50 3 Portugal 0.000
50 2 Serbia 0.000
50 Turkmenistan 0.000
50 3 US Virgin Islands 0.000
Rank Association Points
1 0 Canada 88.182
2 1 Scotland 60.568
3 1 Norway 59.045
4 2 Russia 52.273
5 5 Germany 50.053
6 1 Sweden 36.780
7 6 Korea 36.455
8 0 Switzerland 36.386
9 3 Spain 35.636
10 1 Turkey 32.295
11 4 Czech Republic 31.386
12 2 Denmark 27.053
13 3 Hungary 25.682
14 2 United States of America 18.182
15 4 Estonia 16.455
16 2 Poland 16.364
17 5 Slovakia 15.348
18 3 Japan 15.091
19 10 Ireland 12.848
20 3 Belarus 12.621
21 2 Finland 12.121
22 2 Italy 10.742
23 2 England 10.462
24 3 Slovenia 10.265
25 1 Wales 8.742
26 2 Australia 7.909
27 3 Latvia 7.076
28 1 New Zealand 6.720
29 4 Hong Kong 5.530
30 13 China 4.636
31 0 Israel 4.636
32 6 Kazakhstan 4.606
33 3 France 4.455
34 2 Austria 2.894
35 1 Chinese Taipei 2.273
36 0 Croatia 1.795
37 2 Brazil 1.750
38 1 Netherlands 1.258
39 0 Romania 0.364
40 2 Andorra 0.333
41 3 Kosovo 0.303
42 1 Luxembourg 0.242
43 3 Belgium 0.212
44 0 Nigeria 0.152
45 4 Lithuania 0.000
46 2 Afghanistan 0.000
46 2 Bulgaria 0.000
46 2 Georgia 0.000
46 2 Greece 0.000
46 2 Guyana 0.000
46 2 Iceland 0.000
46 2 Kyrgyzstan 0.000
46 2 Liechtenstein 0.000
46 2 Mongolia 0.000
46 2 Portugal 0.000
46 2 Qatar 0.000
46 2 Saudi Arabia 0.000
46 2 Serbia 0.000
46 2 Ukraine 0.000
46 2 U.S. Virgin Islands 0.000

The World Curling Federation World Rankings track and list the success of all Member Associations.

Points are awarded once per season, per discipline, to Member Associations.

Member Associations are allocated points either, after the Americas, European and Pacific-Asia regional qualifiers and the World Qualification Event or after the World Mixed, Wheelchair, Women’s, Men’s and Mixed Doubles Curling Championships.

In an Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games season additional points are awarded for Member Associations competing at the Games.

Member Associations gain points over four seasons and with each new season the value of the points awarded, in the previous years, decreases. Points are worth:

100% at the end of the current season

75% one year back

60% two years back

40% three years back

Each year, at the World Curling Championships, and once every four years at the Olympics and Paralympics, points are awarded as follows, for finishing: First, 240 | Second, 200 | Third, 180 | Fourth, 150 | Fifth, 120 | Sixth, 110 | Seventh, 100 | Eighth, 90 | Ninth, 80 | Tenth, 70 | 11th, 60 | 12th, 50 | 13th, 45.

Teams that do not qualify for the worlds but participate in one of the regional qualifiers or the World Qualifying Event also receive points based on their performances – from 45 points down to one point. How these points are distributed varies depending on the event because each event has a different number of teams.

In a given season, once the points have been distributed to each Member Association, that Association’s total is divided by the maximum number of points available over the four-year period and multiplied by 100 to give a percentage score. The percentage scores are then used to determine each world ranking placing.

The World Rankings were developed by 1998 Olympic gold medallist and World Curling Hall of Fame recipient Patrick Huerlimann of Switzerland, who was Vice-President of the World Curling Federation from 2010 to 2012. The World Rankings were first introduced in 2006.

The world rankings system was enhanced for the 2018-2019 season onwards based on work by Sweden’s Paul Ahlgren, who administers the rankings on behalf of the World Curling Federation.