World Rankings

RankAssociationPoints
1 0 Sweden81.569
2 4 Korea65.907
3 1 Canada63.382
4 1 Switzerland59.559
5 2 Japan56.520
6 2 Russia55.588
7 4 Scotland/Great Britain50.098
8 0 United States of America45.441
9 0 China40.147
10 0 Denmark27.059
11 0 Czech Republic19.593
12 0 Germany19.338
13 0 Italy13.284
14 0 Finland12.627
15 2 Latvia10.186
16 1 Norway9.461
17 2 Turkey8.980
18 2 Hungary8.873
19 1 Estonia8.863
20 0 England7.235
21 8 Hong Kong6.716
22 1 New Zealand5.824
23 7 Lithuania5.804
24 1 Poland5.706
25 2 Spain5.167
26 1 Slovakia5.059
27 1 Australia4.799
28 4 Belarus4.461
29 7 Netherlands4.245
30 4 Kazakhstan3.765
31 3 Austria3.608
32 1 Slovenia3.431
33 5 Brazil3.039
34 2 Croatia2.735
35 2 Ireland2.127
36 1 Qatar1.843
37 1 France1.569
38 3 Romania1.201
39 0 Armenia0.000
39 0 Afghanistan0.000
39 0 Andorra0.000
39 0 Belgium0.000
39 0 Bulgaria0.000
39 0 Chinese Taipei0.000
39 0 Georgia0.000
39 0 Greece0.000
39 0 Guyana0.000
39 0 Iceland0.000
39 0 Israel0.000
39 0 Kosovo0.000
39 0 Kyrgyzstan0.000
39 0 Liechtenstein0.000
39 0 Luxembourg0.000
39 0 Mexico0.000
39 0 Mongolia0.000
39 0 Portugal0.000
39 0 Saudi Arabia0.000
39 0 Serbia0.000
39 0 Ukraine0.000
39 0 U.S. Virgin Islands0.000
39 0 Wales0.000
RankAssociationPoints
1 0 Sweden89.020
2 0 Canada75.980
3 0 United States of America71.029
4 0 Switzerland65.196
5 0 Scotland/Great Britain52.059
6 1 Japan44.118
7 1 Norway40.392
8 0 Korea35.343
9 1 Italy34.461
10 1 Denmark24.520
11 1 Russia19.412
12 1 Germany18.578
13 2 China18.358
14 1 Netherlands16.951
15 1 Finland12.333
16 0 Czech Republic8.863
17 0 Austria8.784
18 2 Poland8.324
19 1 Latvia7.461
20 1 Slovakia7.147
21 1 New Zealand7.039
22 1 England6.922
23 1 Israel6.299
24 3 Chinese Taipei5.985
25 3 Spain5.696
26 5 Turkey5.397
27 2 Hungary5.137
28 1 Lithuania5.127
29 3 Australia4.951
30 2 Estonia4.588
31 5 Hong Kong4.132
32 6 Belarus3.922
33 2 Wales3.775
34 0 Slovenia3.662
35 5 France3.647
36 3 Belgium2.691
37 11 Guyana2.451
38 6 Brazil2.328
39 0 Kazakhstan2.294
40 3 Ireland2.289
41 0 Bulgaria1.868
42 1 Qatar1.814
43 8 Croatia1.441
44 4 Romania1.211
45 3 Serbia0.863
46 1 Andorra0.672
47 2 Luxembourg0.569
48 2 Iceland0.137
49 1 Afghanistan0.000
49 1 Georgia0.000
49 1 Greece0.000
49 1 Kosovo0.000
49 1 Kyrgyzstan0.000
49 1 Liechtenstein0.000
49 1 Mexico0.000
49 1 Mongolia0.000
49 1 Portugal0.000
49 1 Saudi Arabia0.000
49 1 Ukraine0.000
49 1 U.S. Virgin Islands0.000
RankAssociationPoints
1 0 China87.857
2 0 Norway80.238
3 2 Korea64.643
4 1 Russia59.048
5 1 Scotland/Great Britain56.429
6 2 Canada53.810
7 1 Switzerland47.500
8 1 Slovakia35.476
9 2 Germany32.024
10 3 United States of America29.345
11 1 Finland23.810
12 0 Sweden22.452
13 8 Estonia14.548
14 0 Latvia13.048
15 2 Czech Republic8.810
16 2 England8.476
17 1 Italy7.333
18 2 Poland7.024
19 2 Denmark6.667
20 5 Japan6.619
21 2 Slovenia6.571
22 2 Lithuania5.048
23 0 Turkey4.476
24 2 Israel2.381
25 0 Chinese Taipei1.286
26 1 Afghanistan0.000
26 1 Andorra0.000
26 1 Australia0.000
26 1 Austria0.000
26 1 Belarus0.000
26 1 Belgium0.000
26 1 Brazil0.000
26 0 Bulgaria0.000
26 1 Croatia0.000
26 1 France0.000
26 1 Georgia0.000
26 1 Greece0.000
26 1 Guyana0.000
26 1 Hong Kong0.000
26 1 Hungary0.000
26 1 Iceland0.000
26 1 Ireland0.000
26 1 Kazakhstan0.000
26 1 Kosovo0.000
26 0 Kyrgyzstan0.000
26 1 Liechtenstein0.000
26 1 Luxembourg0.000
26 1 Mexico0.000
26 1 Mongolia0.000
26 1 Netherlands0.000
26 1 New Zealand0.000
26 1 Portugal0.000
26 1 Qatar0.000
26 1 Romania0.000
26 1 Saudi Arabia0.000
26 1 Serbia0.000
26 1 Spain0.000
26 1 Ukraine0.000
26 1 U.S. Virgin Islands0.000
26 1 Wales0.000
RankAssociationPoints
1 0 Canada84.608
2 0 Switzerland66.569
3 4 United States of America47.721
4 1 Norway46.814
5 1 China46.152
6 0 Russia39.118
7 2 Korea39.049
8 2 Sweden34.422
9 1 Finland32.230
10 1 Czech Republic25.941
11 2 Japan21.902
12 0 Scotland/Great Britain21.029
13 9 Australia19.069
14 0 Estonia17.740
15 6 Hungary17.451
16 0 Turkey12.529
17 2 England11.559
18 3 Italy11.490
19 2 Spain9.578
20 2 Latvia8.863
21 3 New Zealand7.113
22 1 Denmark6.539
23 3 Austria6.520
24 1 Slovakia6.132
25 2 Belarus5.784
26 0 Ireland5.755
27 1 Brazil5.667
28 3 Germany5.191
29 4 France4.373
30 0 Poland4.255
31 3 Kazakhstan3.922
32 3 Slovenia3.843
33 1 Wales3.235
34 2 Lithuania3.108
35 3 Guyana2.500
36 3 Romania2.142
37 3 Hong Kong1.961
38 8 Chinese Taipei1.765
39 4 Bulgaria1.510
40 1 Israel1.211
41 5 Greece0.980
42 0 Croata0.877
43 1 Belgium0.824
44 7 Netherlands0.779
45 0 Qatar0.627
46 5 Luxembourg0.534
47 1 Kosovo0.392
48 2 Ukraine0.294
49 Mexico0.196
50 Nigeria0.098
51 5 Saudi Arabia0.098
52 9 Serbia0.098
53 7 Afghanistan0.000
53 7 Andorra0.000
53 7 Georgia0.000
53 7 Iceland0.000
53 7 Kyrgyzstan0.000
53 7 Liechtenstein0.000
53 7 Mongolia0.000
53 7 Portugal0.000
53 7 US Virgin Islands0.000
RankAssociationPoints
1 0 Canada88.182
2 1 Scotland60.568
3 1 Norway59.045
4 2 Russia52.273
5 5 Germany50.053
6 1 Sweden36.780
7 6 Korea36.455
8 0 Switzerland36.386
9 3 Spain35.636
10 1 Turkey32.295
11 4 Czech Republic31.386
12 2 Denmark27.053
13 3 Hungary25.682
14 2 United States of America18.182
15 4 Estonia16.455
16 2 Poland16.364
17 5 Slovakia15.348
18 3 Japan15.091
19 10 Ireland12.848
20 3 Belarus12.621
21 2 Finland12.121
22 2 Italy10.742
23 2 England10.462
24 3 Slovenia10.265
25 1 Wales8.742
26 2 Australia7.909
27 3 Latvia7.076
28 1 New Zealand6.720
29 4 Hong Kong5.530
30 13 China4.636
31 0 Israel4.636
32 6 Kazakhstan4.606
33 3 France4.455
34 2 Austria2.894
35 1 Chinese Taipei2.273
36 0 Croatia1.795
37 2 Brazil1.750
38 1 Netherlands1.258
39 0 Romania0.364
40 2 Andorra0.333
41 3 Kosovo0.303
42 1 Luxembourg0.242
43 3 Belgium0.212
44 0 Nigeria0.152
45 4 Lithuania0.000
46 2 Afghanistan0.000
46 2 Bulgaria0.000
46 2 Georgia0.000
46 2 Greece0.000
46 2 Guyana0.000
46 2 Iceland0.000
46 2 Kyrgyzstan0.000
46 2 Liechtenstein0.000
46 2 Mongolia0.000
46 2 Portugal0.000
46 2 Qatar0.000
46 2 Saudi Arabia0.000
46 2 Serbia0.000
46 2 Ukraine0.000
46 2 U.S. Virgin Islands0.000

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.