World Rankings

Rank Association Points
1 0 Sweden 81.569
2 4 Korea 65.907
3 1 Canada 63.382
4 1 Switzerland 59.559
5 2 Japan 56.520
6 2 Russia 55.588
7 4 Scotland/Great Britain 50.098
8 0 United States of America 45.441
9 0 China 40.147
10 0 Denmark 27.059
11 0 Czech Republic 19.593
12 0 Germany 19.338
13 0 Italy 13.284
14 0 Finland 12.627
15 2 Latvia 10.186
16 1 Norway 9.461
17 2 Turkey 8.980
18 2 Hungary 8.873
19 1 Estonia 8.863
20 0 England 7.235
21 8 Hong Kong 6.716
22 1 New Zealand 5.824
23 7 Lithuania 5.804
24 1 Poland 5.706
25 2 Spain 5.167
26 1 Slovakia 5.059
27 1 Australia 4.799
28 4 Belarus 4.461
29 7 Netherlands 4.245
30 4 Kazakhstan 3.765
31 3 Austria 3.608
32 1 Slovenia 3.431
33 5 Brazil 3.039
34 2 Croatia 2.735
35 2 Ireland 2.127
36 1 Qatar 1.843
37 1 France 1.569
38 3 Romania 1.201
39 0 Armenia 0.000
39 0 Afghanistan 0.000
39 0 Andorra 0.000
39 0 Belgium 0.000
39 0 Bulgaria 0.000
39 0 Chinese Taipei 0.000
39 0 Georgia 0.000
39 0 Greece 0.000
39 0 Guyana 0.000
39 0 Iceland 0.000
39 0 Israel 0.000
39 0 Kosovo 0.000
39 0 Kyrgyzstan 0.000
39 0 Liechtenstein 0.000
39 0 Luxembourg 0.000
39 0 Mexico 0.000
39 0 Mongolia 0.000
39 0 Portugal 0.000
39 0 Saudi Arabia 0.000
39 0 Serbia 0.000
39 0 Ukraine 0.000
39 0 U.S. Virgin Islands 0.000
39 0 Wales 0.000
Rank Association Points
1 0 Sweden 89.020
2 0 Canada 75.980
3 0 United States of America 71.029
4 0 Switzerland 65.196
5 0 Scotland/Great Britain 52.059
6 1 Japan 44.118
7 1 Norway 40.392
8 0 Korea 35.343
9 1 Italy 34.461
10 1 Denmark 24.520
11 1 Russia 19.412
12 1 Germany 18.578
13 2 China 18.358
14 1 Netherlands 16.951
15 1 Finland 12.333
16 0 Czech Republic 8.863
17 0 Austria 8.784
18 2 Poland 8.324
19 1 Latvia 7.461
20 1 Slovakia 7.147
21 1 New Zealand 7.039
22 1 England 6.922
23 1 Israel 6.299
24 3 Chinese Taipei 5.985
25 3 Spain 5.696
26 5 Turkey 5.397
27 2 Hungary 5.137
28 1 Lithuania 5.127
29 3 Australia 4.951
30 2 Estonia 4.588
31 5 Hong Kong 4.132
32 6 Belarus 3.922
33 2 Wales 3.775
34 0 Slovenia 3.662
35 5 France 3.647
36 3 Belgium 2.691
37 11 Guyana 2.451
38 6 Brazil 2.328
39 0 Kazakhstan 2.294
40 3 Ireland 2.289
41 0 Bulgaria 1.868
42 1 Qatar 1.814
43 8 Croatia 1.441
44 4 Romania 1.211
45 3 Serbia 0.863
46 1 Andorra 0.672
47 2 Luxembourg 0.569
48 2 Iceland 0.137
49 1 Afghanistan 0.000
49 1 Georgia 0.000
49 1 Greece 0.000
49 1 Kosovo 0.000
49 1 Kyrgyzstan 0.000
49 1 Liechtenstein 0.000
49 1 Mexico 0.000
49 1 Mongolia 0.000
49 1 Portugal 0.000
49 1 Saudi Arabia 0.000
49 1 Ukraine 0.000
49 1 U.S. Virgin Islands 0.000
Rank Association Points
1 0 China 87.857
2 0 Norway 80.238
3 2 Korea 64.643
4 1 Russia 59.048
5 1 Scotland/Great Britain 56.429
6 2 Canada 53.810
7 1 Switzerland 47.500
8 1 Slovakia 35.476
9 2 Germany 32.024
10 3 United States of America 29.345
11 1 Finland 23.810
12 0 Sweden 22.452
13 8 Estonia 14.548
14 0 Latvia 13.048
15 2 Czech Republic 8.810
16 2 England 8.476
17 1 Italy 7.333
18 2 Poland 7.024
19 2 Denmark 6.667
20 5 Japan 6.619
21 2 Slovenia 6.571
22 2 Lithuania 5.048
23 0 Turkey 4.476
24 2 Israel 2.381
25 0 Chinese Taipei 1.286
26 1 Afghanistan 0.000
26 1 Andorra 0.000
26 1 Australia 0.000
26 1 Austria 0.000
26 1 Belarus 0.000
26 1 Belgium 0.000
26 1 Brazil 0.000
26 0 Bulgaria 0.000
26 1 Croatia 0.000
26 1 France 0.000
26 1 Georgia 0.000
26 1 Greece 0.000
26 1 Guyana 0.000
26 1 Hong Kong 0.000
26 1 Hungary 0.000
26 1 Iceland 0.000
26 1 Ireland 0.000
26 1 Kazakhstan 0.000
26 1 Kosovo 0.000
26 0 Kyrgyzstan 0.000
26 1 Liechtenstein 0.000
26 1 Luxembourg 0.000
26 1 Mexico 0.000
26 1 Mongolia 0.000
26 1 Netherlands 0.000
26 1 New Zealand 0.000
26 1 Portugal 0.000
26 1 Qatar 0.000
26 1 Romania 0.000
26 1 Saudi Arabia 0.000
26 1 Serbia 0.000
26 1 Spain 0.000
26 1 Ukraine 0.000
26 1 U.S. Virgin Islands 0.000
26 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.