WCF World Rankings

The WCF World Rankings system is designed to track and list the amount of success achieved by each member association of the World Curling Federation (WCF) in a given curling season. The system, which was implemented in December 2006, is similar to the ranking system used by FIFA. The events taken into account when calculating each nation's score include the Olympic and Paralympic games, the World Curling Championships, and the various qualifying events for member associations who did not compete in the worlds. The system was developed by Patrick Hürlimann, who is a former Olympic champion and was the vice president of the WCF from 2010 to 2012. The calculation method was overhauled for the 2018–19 season.

Current rankings

Women

Top 10 rankings for the 2018–19 season[1]
Current
rank
Country Points Change
1 Sweden81.569
2 South Korea65.907 4
3 Canada63.382 1
4  Switzerland59.559 1
5 Japan56.520 2
6 Russia55.588 2
7 Scotland /  Great Britain50.098 4
8 United States45.441
9 China40.147
10 Denmark27.059
Complete rankings at WCF

Men

Top 10 rankings for the 2018–19 season[1]
Current
rank
Country Points Change
1 Sweden89.020
2 Canada75.980
3 United States71.029
4  Switzerland65.196
5 Scotland /  Great Britain52.059
6 Japan44.118 1
7 Norway40.392 1
8 South Korea35.343
9 Italy34.461 1
10 Denmark24.520 1
Complete rankings at WCF

Wheelchair

Top 10 rankings for the 2018–19 season[1]
Current
rank
Country Points Change
1 China87.857
2 Norway80.238
3 South Korea64.643 2
4 Russia59.048 1
5 Scotland /  Great Britain56.429 1
6 Canada53.810 1
7  Switzerland47.500 1
8 Slovakia35.476 1
9 Germany32.024 2
10 United States29.345 3
Complete rankings at WCF

Mixed doubles

Top 10 rankings for the 2018–19 season[1]
Current
rank
Country Points Change
1 Canada84.608
2  Switzerland66.569
3 United States47.721 1
4 Norway46.814 1
5 China46.152 1
6 Russia39.118
7 South Korea39.049 2
8 Sweden34.422 2
9 Finland32.230 1
10 Czech Republic25.941 1
Complete rankings at WCF

Mixed

Top 10 rankings for the 2018–19 season[1]
Current
rank
Country Points Change
1 Canada75.000 3
2 Russia70.114
3 Scotland63.485 2
4 Norway55.955 1
5 Sweden52.083 2
6 Spain38.008 15
7 Czech Republic36.636 1
8  Switzerland34.545
9 Turkey34.538
10 Germany33.636
Complete rankings at WCF

Current calculation method

The points are calculated for each member association based on performance during the last four curling seasons. Once points are distributed, the total for each member association is divided by the maximum number of points available.

Results in seasons prior to the current season are scaled by the following factors:

Years prior to current season0123
Scaling factor100%75%60%40%

Points distribution

Points are allocated based on the final rankings of each member association at an eligible event.

International events

The points distributions for the World Curling Championships and Olympic and Paralympic Games are given as follows:

Final rank12345678910111213
Points240200180150120110100908070605045

Qualification events

Member associations that do not qualify for the Worlds are given points based on their performance in regional or qualifying events, from 45 points to 1 point. The distribution varies depending on the event.

2006–18 calculation method

The points are calculated for each nation based on performance during the last six curling seasons. Results in seasons prior to the current season are scaled by the following factors:

Years prior to current season012345
Scaling factor100%80%60%40%30%20%

Points distribution

Points are allocated based on the final rankings of each nation at an eligible event.

International events

The points distributions are given for each event as follows:

Winter Olympic Games
Final rank123456789101112
Points480400360320280240200180160140120100
World Curling Championships
Final rank123456789101112
Points2402001801601401201009080706050

Regional events

All nations that qualify for the World Curling Championships receive 50 points, regardless of final ranking in regional events, if applicable.

Nations in the European or Pacific Curling Championships that do not qualify for the World Championships receive less than 50 points. Based on their final ranking in the tournament, nations receive 49 or fewer points, in decrements of 1 point.

References

  1. "World Curling Federation - World Rankings". World Curling Federation. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
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