World Rankings

Rank Association Points
1 0 Sweden 81.013
2 2 Switzerland 66.456
3 1 Korea 62.025
4 2 Russia 60.549
5 2 Canada 59.124
6 2 United States of America 52.848
7 2 Japan 47.099
8 1 Scotland/Great Britain 46.677
9 0 China 39.504
10 0 Denmark 31.646
11 1 Germany 21.624
12 1 Czech Republic 20.464
13 0 Italy 14.241
14 1 Latvia 11.213
15 1 Finland 10.976
16 3 Estonia 10.654
17 1 Norway 10.496
18 1 Turkey 9.926
19 2 Hong Kong 9.763
20 2 Hungary 9.357
21 1 England 8.017
22 1 Lithuania 6.561
23 2 Spain 6.350
24 2 Slovakia 6.234
25 2 Australia 6.203
26 2 Poland 5.876
27 1 Belarus 5.422
28 2 Kazakhstan 4.198
29 7 New Zealand 4.151
30 1 Austria 3.977
31 1 Slovenia 3.924
32 1 Brazil 3.481
33 3 Qatar 2.869
34 5 Chinese Taipei 2.848
35 1 Croatia 2.774
36 7 Netherlands 2.658
37 2 Ireland 2.489
38 1 Mexico 2.110
39 2 France 1.688
40 2 Romania 1.371
41 2 Afghanistan 0.000
41 2 Andorra 0.000
41 2 Belgium 0.000
41 Bolivia 0.000
41 2 Bulgaria 0.000
41 Dominican Republic 0.000
41 2 Georgia 0.000
41 2 Greece 0.000
41 2 Guyana 0.000
41 2 Iceland 0.000
41 India 0.000
41 0 Israel 0.000
41 2 Kosovo 0.000
41 Kuwait 0.000
41 2 Kyrgyzstan 0.000
41 2 Liechtenstein 0.000
41 2 Luxembourg 0.000
41 2 Mongolia 0.000
41 Nigeria 0.00
41 2 Portugal 0.000
41 2 Saudi Arabia 0.000
41 2 Serbia 0.000
41 Turkmenistan 0.000
41 2 Ukraine 0.000
41 2 U.S. Virgin Islands 0.000
41 2 Wales 0.000
Rank Association Points
1 0 Sweden 93.249
2 2 Switzerland 69.937
3 1 Canada 69.726
4 1 United States of America 65.295
5 0 Scotland/Great Britain 61.023
6 0 Japan 39.715
7 0 Norway 39.161
8 1 Italy 37.658
9 1 Korea 33.070
10 1 Russia 29.325
11 1 Germany 20.622
12 2 Denmark 20.190
13 1 Netherlands 18.302
14 1 China 18.038
15 3 Poland 10.011
16 0 Czech Republic 9.916
17 6 England 9.019
18 3 New Zealand 8.523
19 2 Austria 8.070
20 1 Latvia 7.901
21 4 Spain 7.595
22 2 Chinese Taipei 7.500
23 3 Turkey 7.220
24 9 Finland 7.046
25 5 Slovakia 6.371
26 6 Belarus 6.139
27 2 Australia 6.050
28 2 Estonia 5.897
29 4 Wales 5.338
30 7 Israel 5.243
31 4 France 5.016
32 5 Hungary 5.000
33 5 Lithuania 4.926
34 3 Hong Kong 4.188
35 3 Brazil 3.296
36 6 Qatar 3.270
37 4 Bulgaria 3.233
38 4 Slovenia 3.175
39 0 Kazakhstan 3.001
40 9 Mexico 2.637
41 5 Belgium 2.500
42 2 Ireland 2.426
43 6 Guyana 1.978
44 0 Romania 1.830
45 2 Croatia 1.350
46 Nigeria 0.844
47 2 Greece 0.633
48 1 Luxembourg 0.612
49 3 Andorra 0.512
50 5 Serbia 0.464
51 2 Kyrgyzstan 0.422
52 4 Iceland 0.042
53 4 Afghanistan 0.000
53 Bolivia 0.000
53 Bosnia-Herzegovina 0.000
53 Dominican Republic 0.000
53 4 Georgia 0.000
53 India 0.000
53 4 Kosovo 0.000
53 Kuwait 0.000
53 4 Liechtenstein 0.000
53 4 Mongolia 0.000
53 4 Portugal 0.000
53 4 Saudi Arabia 0.000
53 Turkmenistan 0.000
53 4 Ukraine 0.000
53 4 U.S. Virgin Islands 0.000
Rank Association Points
1 0 China 80.714
2 0 Norway 67.679
3 1 Russia 64.167
4 2 Canada 61.488
5 2 Korea 55.833
6 1 Scotland/Great Britain 50.238
7 0 Switzerland 37.857
8 4 Sweden 36.536
9 1 Slovakia 34.821
10 1 Germany 25.417
11 1 United States of America 21.071
12 2 Latvia 20.381
13 2 Finland 18.810
14 1 Estonia 18.226
15 0 Czech Republic 10.595
16 0 England 8.631
17 0 Italy 8.607
18 3 Slovenia 8.429
19 0 Denmark 7.452
20 3 Turkey 7.250
21 3 Poland 6.560
22 2 Japan 6.262
23 1 Lithuania 5.476
24 2 Hungary 2.143
25 1 Israel 0.952
26 1 Chinese Taipei 0.857
27 1 Afghanistan 0.000
27 1 Andorra 0.000
27 1 Australia 0.000
27 1 Austria 0.000
27 1 Belarus 0.000
27 1 Belgium 0.000
27 1 Brazil 0.000
27 1 Bulgaria 0.000
27 1 Croatia 0.000
27 1 France 0.000
27 1 Georgia 0.000
27 1 Greece 0.000
27 1 Guyana 0.000
27 1 Hong Kong 0.000
27 1 Iceland 0.000
27 1 Ireland 0.000
27 1 Kazakhstan 0.000
27 1 Kosovo 0.000
27 1 Kyrgyzstan 0.000
27 1 Liechtenstein 0.000
27 1 Luxembourg 0.000
27 1 Mexico 0.000
27 1 Mongolia 0.000
27 1 Netherlands 0.000
27 1 New Zealand 0.000
27 1 Portugal 0.000
27 1 Qatar 0.000
27 1 Romania 0.000
27 1 Saudi Arabia 0.000
27 1 Serbia 0.000
27 1 Spain 0.000
27 1 Ukraine 0.000
27 1 U.S. Virgin Islands 0.000
27 1 Wales 0.000
Rank Association Points
1 0 Canada 84.608
2 0 Switzerland 66.569
3 4 United States of America 47.721
4 1 Norway 46.814
5 1 China 46.152
6 0 Russia 39.118
7 2 Korea 39.049
8 2 Sweden 34.422
9 1 Finland 32.230
10 1 Czech Republic 25.941
11 2 Japan 21.902
12 0 Scotland/Great Britain 21.029
13 9 Australia 19.069
14 0 Estonia 17.740
15 6 Hungary 17.451
16 0 Turkey 12.529
17 2 England 11.559
18 3 Italy 11.490
19 2 Spain 9.578
20 2 Latvia 8.863
21 3 New Zealand 7.113
22 1 Denmark 6.539
23 3 Austria 6.520
24 1 Slovakia 6.132
25 2 Belarus 5.784
26 0 Ireland 5.755
27 1 Brazil 5.667
28 3 Germany 5.191
29 4 France 4.373
30 0 Poland 4.255
31 3 Kazakhstan 3.922
32 3 Slovenia 3.843
33 1 Wales 3.235
34 2 Lithuania 3.108
35 3 Guyana 2.500
36 3 Romania 2.142
37 3 Hong Kong 1.961
38 8 Chinese Taipei 1.765
39 4 Bulgaria 1.510
40 1 Israel 1.211
41 5 Greece 0.980
42 0 Croata 0.877
43 1 Belgium 0.824
44 7 Netherlands 0.779
45 0 Qatar 0.627
46 5 Luxembourg 0.534
47 1 Kosovo 0.392
48 2 Ukraine 0.294
49 Mexico 0.196
50 Nigeria 0.098
51 5 Saudi Arabia 0.098
52 9 Serbia 0.098
53 7 Afghanistan 0.000
53 7 Andorra 0.000
53 7 Georgia 0.000
53 7 Iceland 0.000
53 7 Kyrgyzstan 0.000
53 7 Liechtenstein 0.000
53 7 Mongolia 0.000
53 7 Portugal 0.000
53 7 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.