World Rankings

RankAssociationPoints
1 0 Sweden81.013
2 2 Switzerland66.456
3 1 Korea62.025
4 2 Russia60.549
5 2 Canada59.124
6 2 United States of America52.848
7 2 Japan47.099
8 1 Scotland/Great Britain46.677
9 0 China39.504
10 0 Denmark31.646
11 1 Germany21.624
12 1 Czech Republic20.464
13 0 Italy14.241
14 1 Latvia11.213
15 1 Finland10.976
16 3 Estonia10.654
17 1 Norway10.496
18 1 Turkey9.926
19 2 Hong Kong9.763
20 2 Hungary9.357
21 1 England8.017
22 1 Lithuania6.561
23 2 Spain6.350
24 2 Slovakia6.234
25 2 Australia6.203
26 2 Poland5.876
27 1 Belarus5.422
28 2 Kazakhstan4.198
29 7 New Zealand4.151
30 1 Austria3.977
31 1 Slovenia3.924
32 1 Brazil3.481
33 3 Qatar2.869
34 5 Chinese Taipei2.848
35 1 Croatia2.774
36 7 Netherlands2.658
37 2 Ireland2.489
38 1 Mexico2.110
39 2 France1.688
40 2 Romania1.371
41 2 Afghanistan0.000
41 2 Andorra0.000
41 2 Belgium0.000
41 Bolivia0.000
41 2 Bulgaria0.000
41 Dominican Republic0.000
41 2 Georgia0.000
41 2 Greece0.000
41 2 Guyana0.000
41 2 Iceland0.000
41 India0.000
41 0 Israel0.000
41 2 Kosovo0.000
41 Kuwait0.000
41 2 Kyrgyzstan0.000
41 2 Liechtenstein0.000
41 2 Luxembourg0.000
41 2 Mongolia0.000
41 Nigeria0.00
41 2 Portugal0.000
41 2 Saudi Arabia0.000
41 2 Serbia0.000
41 Turkmenistan0.000
41 2 Ukraine0.000
41 2 U.S. Virgin Islands0.000
41 2 Wales0.000
RankAssociationPoints
1 0 Sweden93.249
2 2 Switzerland69.937
3 1 Canada69.726
4 1 United States of America65.295
5 0 Scotland/Great Britain61.023
6 0 Japan39.715
7 0 Norway39.161
8 1 Italy37.658
9 1 Korea33.070
10 1 Russia29.325
11 1 Germany20.622
12 2 Denmark20.190
13 1 Netherlands18.302
14 1 China18.038
15 3 Poland10.011
16 0 Czech Republic9.916
17 6 England9.019
18 3 New Zealand8.523
19 2 Austria8.070
20 1 Latvia7.901
21 4 Spain7.595
22 2 Chinese Taipei7.500
23 3 Turkey7.220
24 9 Finland7.046
25 5 Slovakia6.371
26 6 Belarus6.139
27 2 Australia6.050
28 2 Estonia5.897
29 4 Wales5.338
30 7 Israel5.243
31 4 France5.016
32 5 Hungary5.000
33 5 Lithuania4.926
34 3 Hong Kong4.188
35 3 Brazil3.296
36 6 Qatar3.270
37 4 Bulgaria3.233
38 4 Slovenia3.175
39 0 Kazakhstan3.001
40 9 Mexico2.637
41 5 Belgium2.500
42 2 Ireland2.426
43 6 Guyana1.978
44 0 Romania1.830
45 2 Croatia1.350
46 Nigeria0.844
47 2 Greece0.633
48 1 Luxembourg0.612
49 3 Andorra0.512
50 5 Serbia0.464
51 2 Kyrgyzstan0.422
52 4 Iceland0.042
53 4 Afghanistan0.000
53 Bolivia0.000
53 Bosnia-Herzegovina0.000
53 Dominican Republic0.000
53 4 Georgia0.000
53 India0.000
53 4 Kosovo0.000
53 Kuwait0.000
53 4 Liechtenstein0.000
53 4 Mongolia0.000
53 4 Portugal0.000
53 4 Saudi Arabia0.000
53 Turkmenistan0.000
53 4 Ukraine0.000
53 4 U.S. Virgin Islands0.000
RankAssociationPoints
1 0 China80.714
2 0 Norway67.679
3 1 Russia64.167
4 2 Canada61.488
5 2 Korea55.833
6 1 Scotland/Great Britain50.238
7 0 Switzerland37.857
8 4 Sweden36.536
9 1 Slovakia34.821
10 1 Germany25.417
11 1 United States of America21.071
12 2 Latvia20.381
13 2 Finland18.810
14 1 Estonia18.226
15 0 Czech Republic10.595
16 0 England8.631
17 0 Italy8.607
18 3 Slovenia8.429
19 0 Denmark7.452
20 3 Turkey7.250
21 3 Poland6.560
22 2 Japan6.262
23 1 Lithuania5.476
24 2 Hungary2.143
25 1 Israel0.952
26 1 Chinese Taipei0.857
27 1 Afghanistan0.000
27 1 Andorra0.000
27 1 Australia0.000
27 1 Austria0.000
27 1 Belarus0.000
27 1 Belgium0.000
27 1 Brazil0.000
27 1 Bulgaria0.000
27 1 Croatia0.000
27 1 France0.000
27 1 Georgia0.000
27 1 Greece0.000
27 1 Guyana0.000
27 1 Hong Kong0.000
27 1 Iceland0.000
27 1 Ireland0.000
27 1 Kazakhstan0.000
27 1 Kosovo0.000
27 1 Kyrgyzstan0.000
27 1 Liechtenstein0.000
27 1 Luxembourg0.000
27 1 Mexico0.000
27 1 Mongolia0.000
27 1 Netherlands0.000
27 1 New Zealand0.000
27 1 Portugal0.000
27 1 Qatar0.000
27 1 Romania0.000
27 1 Saudi Arabia0.000
27 1 Serbia0.000
27 1 Spain0.000
27 1 Ukraine0.000
27 1 U.S. Virgin Islands0.000
27 1 Wales0.000
RankAssociationPoints
1 0 Canada81.857
2 0 Switzerland66.799
3 1 Norway57.410
4 4 Sweden46.498
5 2 United States of America42.954
6 1 China39.736
7 5 Scotland/Great Britain37.579
8 1 Korea34.678
9 3 Russia30.670
10 0 Czech Republic30.248
11 2 Finland26.524
12 1 Japan20.754
13 5 Italy20.491
14 1 Australia19.335
15 0 Hungary16.988
16 2 Estonia14.109
17 1 Turkey12.089
18 10 Germany11.345
19 2 England10.364
20 1 Spain10.047
21 0 New Zealand9.794
22 2 Latvia8.977
23 1 Denmark6.377
24 1 Belarus6.197
25 2 Austria5.918
26 3 France5.643
27 0 Brazil5.195
28 2 Ireland4.773
29 2 Kazakhstan4.156
30 6 Slovakia3.924
31 1 Poland3.776
32 3 Guyana3.671
33 5 Chinese Taipei3.534
34 2 Slovenia3.481
35 2 Hong Kong3.423
36 0 Romania2.801
37 4 Wales2.748
38 4 Lithuania2.611
39 4 Belgium2.321
40 4 Netherlands2.062
41 6 Kosovo1.688
42 6 Ukraine0.976
43 2 Greece0.791
44 4 Israel0.738
45 3 Croatia0.701
46 5 Saudi Arabia0.501
47 2 Qatar0.475
48 2 Nigeria0.290
49 10 Bulgaria0.211
50 4 Luxembourg0.190
51 2 Mexico0.158
52 0 Serbia0.042
53 0 Afghanistan0.000
53 0 Andorra0.000
53 0 Bolivia0.000
53 0 Dominican Republic0.000
53 0 Georgia0.000
53 0 Iceland0.000
53 0 Kuwait0.000
53 0 Kyrgyzstan0.000
53 0 Liechtenstein0.000
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.