World Rankings

RankAssociationPoints
1 1 Switzerland75.540
2 1 Sweden75.045
3 0 Korea61.061
4 1 Canada56.138
5 2 Japan54.568
6 2 Scotland/Great Britain50.495
7 1 United States of America50.090
8 4 Russia38.489
9 1 Denmark35.274
10 1 China31.879
11 0 Germany18.885
12 0 Czech Republic14.951
13 4 Norway13.705
14 1 Italy13.408
15 3 Türkiye10.746
16 2 Latvia9.362
17 1 Estonia9.150
18 1 Hong Kong8.058
19 1 Hungary7.626
20 5 Finland7.455
21 0 England6.844
22 0 Lithuania5.926
23 5 Kazakhstan5.769
24 1 Spain5.252
25 1 Slovakia5.234
26 4 Austria4.281
27 4 Slovenia4.218
28 4 Brazil3.534
29 4 Australia3.327
30 3 Belarus2.779
31 2 New Zealand1.853
32 2 Chinese Taipei1.821
33 0 Qatar1.673
34 1 Croatia1.439
35 3 Mexico1.349
36 1 Ireland1.313
37 4 Ukraine1.259
38 1 France1.106
39 2 Belgium1.079
40 4 Netherlands0.791
41 1 Romania0.656
42 1 Afghanistan0.000
42 1 Andorra0.000
42 1 Bolivia0.000
42 1 Bulgaria0.000
42 1 Dominican Republic0.000
42 1 Georgia0.000
42 1 Greece0.000
42 1 Guyana0.000
42 1 Iceland0.000
42 1 India0.000
42 1 Israel0.000
42 1 Kosovo0.000
42 1 Kuwait0.000
42 1 Kyrgyzstan0.000
42 1 Liechtenstein0.000
42 1 Luxembourg0.000
42 1 Mongolia0.000
42 1 Nigeria0.00
42 1 Portugal0.000
42 1 Saudi Arabia0.000
42 1 Serbia0.000
42 1 Turkmenistan0.000
42 1 U.S. Virgin Islands0.000
42 1 Wales0.000
RankAssociationPoints
1 0 Sweden97.122
2 1 Canada70.706
3 2 Scotland/Great Britain63.309
4 0 United States of America62.433
5 3 Switzerland57.284
6 2 Italy44.514
7 0 Norway37.455
8 2 Russia28.822
9 0 Korea26.754
10 4 Japan25.719
11 1 Denmark22.176
12 1 Germany20.369
13 1 China19.042
14 1 Netherlands14.951
15 1 Czech Republic12.635
16 1 Finland11.277
17 0 England7.770
18 3 Spain7.770
19 4 Türkiye7.455
20 0 Latvia7.356
21 2 Austria6.763
22 0 Chinese Taipei6.106
23 4 Estonia5.791
24 4 Wales5.692
25 0 Belarus5.261
26 8 New Zealand4.879
27 3 Slovakia4.838
28 2 France4.811
29 2 Hungary4.757
30 4 Brazil4.249
31 1 Lithuania3.777
32 6 Australia3.543
33 5 Kazakhstan3.377
34 1 Hong Kong3.336
35 4 Mexico3.035
36 1 Slovenia2.941
37 2 Qatar2.837
38 2 Bulgaria2.833
39 1 Belgium2.810
40 11 Israel2.469
41 0 Ireland2.194
42 1 Romania1.776
43 1 Croatia1.398
44 2 Guyana1.349
45 7 Liechtenstein1.079
46 2 Andorra0.719
47 5 Saudi Arabia0.719
48 1 Luxembourg0.562
49 3 Ukraine0.540
50 5 Nigeria0.540
51 5 Greece0.405
52 4 Serbia0.144
53 2 Afghanistan0.000
53 2 Bolivia0.000
53 2 Dominican Republic0.000
53 2 Georgia0.000
53 3 Iceland0.000
53 2 India0.000
53 Kenya0.000
53 2 Kosovo0.000
53 2 Kuwait0.000
53 3 Kyrgyzstan0.000
53 2 Mongolia0.000
53 1 Portugal0.000
53 2 Turkmenistan0.000
53 2 U.S. Virgin Islands0.000
RankAssociationPoints
1 0 China88.937
2 6 Sweden58.793
3 1 Canada58.046
4 2 Norway50.766
5 2 Russia49.425
6 1 Korea46.983
7 1 Scotland/Great Britain43.103
8 1 Slovakia37.117
9 2 United States of America34.435
10 3 Switzerland29.215
11 3 Estonia28.209
12 0 Latvia18.487
13 3 Germany16.188
14 1 Finland12.356
15 2 Italy10.431
16 1 Czech Republic8.918
17 3 Türkiye6.772
18 4 Japan5.747
19 1 Slovenia4.253
20 4 Hungary3.975
21 2 Denmark3.908
22 6 England3.879
23 0 Lithuania3.420
24 3 Afghanistan0.000
24 3 Andorra0.000
24 3 Australia0.000
24 3 Austria0.000
24 3 Belarus0.000
24 3 Belgium0.000
24 Bolivia0.000
24 3 Brazil0.000
24 3 Bulgaria0.000
24 2 Chinese Taipei0.000
24 3 Croatia0.000
24 Dominican Republic0.000
24 3 France0.000
24 3 Georgia0.000
24 3 Greece0.000
24 3 Guyana0.000
24 3 Hong Kong0.000
24 3 Iceland0.000
24 India0.000
24 3 Ireland0.000
24 1 Israel0.000
24 3 Kazakhstan0.000
24 3 Kosovo0.000
24 Kuwait0.000
24 3 Kyrgyzstan0.000
24 3 Liechtenstein0.000
24 3 Luxembourg0.000
24 3 Mexico0.000
24 3 Mongolia0.000
24 3 Netherlands0.000
24 3 New Zealand0.000
24 Nigeria0.000
24 3 Portugal0.000
24 3 Qatar0.000
24 3 Romania0.000
24 3 Saudi Arabia0.000
24 3 Serbia0.000
24 3 Spain0.000
24 Turkmenistan0.000
24 3 Ukraine0.000
24 3 U.S. Virgin Islands0.000
24 3 Wales0.000
RankAssociationPoints
1 0 Canada66.987
2 1 Norway64.341
3 1 Switzerland61.616
4 3 Scotland/Great Britain58.297
5 1 Sweden56.593
6 7 Italy42.935
7 2 United States of America41.969
8 2 Czech Republic29.304
9 3 China26.813
10 4 Australia23.993
11 7 Germany23.214
12 4 Korea21.154
13 1 Japan19.826
14 5 Russia17.216
15 4 Finland16.543
16 1 Hungary16.081
17 1 Estonia12.665
18 1 Türkiye9.886
19 0 England9.038
20 1 New Zealand8.929
21 2 Denmark8.457
22 2 Spain8.439
23 1 Latvia3.375
24 2 France3.375
25 0 Austria3.365
26 2 Belarus3.338
27 0 Brazil2.985
28 1 Kazakhstan2.669
29 4 Chinese Taipei2.363
30 2 Guyana2.349
31 4 Hong Kong2.212
32 4 Ireland2.134
33 3 Slovakia2.106
34 2 Romania1.726
35 3 Lithuania1.712
36 3 Belgium1.538
37 3 Slovenia1.516
38 2 Netherlands1.273
39 2 Wales1.250
40 1 Kosovo1.113
41 1 Ukraine0.646
42 1 Greece0.549
43 2 Croatia0.421
44 2 Saudi Arabia0.330
45 2 Qatar0.330
46 2 Nigeria0.192
47 2 Luxembourg0.110
48 4 Mexico0.110
49 5 Israel0.037
50 3 Afghanistan0.000
50 3 Andorra0.000
50 3 Bolivia0.000
50 1 Bulgaria0.000
50 3 Dominican Republic0.000
50 3 Georgia0.000
50 3 Iceland0.000
50 3 India0.000
50 Kenya0.000
50 Kuwait0.000
50 3 Kyrgyzstan0.000
50 3 Liechtenstein0.000
50 3 Mongolia0.000
50 3 Portugal0.000
50 2 Serbia0.000
50 Turkmenistan0.000
50 3 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 Türkiye32.295
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.