Men's & Women's World Rankings

The WCF World Rankings track and list the success of all Member Associations of the World Curling Federation at the Pacific-Asia Championships, the European Championships, the Men's and Women's World Championships and the Olympic Winter Games.

Points are assigned for top-level placements at each competition. Points are only assigned once per season to Member Associations qualifying out of their regional championships for the world championships. Lower point values are assigned on a percentage scaled basis for placement at events dating back as far as six curling seasons.

The WCF World Rankings were developed by 1998 Olympic Champion Patrick Hürlimann of Switzerland, Vice President of the Federation from 2010 to 2012.

"The WCF World Rankings are a key step in the continued growth of curling as a global sport," explains Hürlimann. "New Member Associations will be added as grass roots interest is exploding on every continent, and the World Curling Rankings reflect the desire of every one of them to become the best in the World.”

“We gauge performance over 6 seasons: 5 years back the points only count for 20%, 4 years back 30%, 3 years back 40%, 2 years back 60%, 1 year back 80% and actual season 100%. With this we have some more movement in the ranking if countries perform well, for example, over the last two seasons.”

“At the World Curling Championship, you get the following points: 1st: 240 / 2nd: 200 / 3rd 180 until 12th: 50 points. Finishes at the Olympic Winter Games count for double points: 1st: 480 etc.”

“After the PACC and ECC, all teams qualifying for the World Curling Championships (Men/Women), get 50 points. All the other teams participating at the PACC and ECC get less than 50 points, calculated down to 1 point. This system has been developed in order to be fair to all nations, as for example, Canada does not participate in either the PACC or ECC.”

Association 2015/2016 Points
Canada 0 1 772
Sweden 0 2 764
Norway 0 3 621
Scotland/Great Britain 0 4 558
China 1 5 446
Switzerland -1 6 430
USA 0 7 357
Denmark 0 8 342
Russia 1 9 293
Germany -1 10 275
Japan 1 11 239
Czech Republic -1 12 231
Finland 0 13 224
Italy 1 14 146
Korea 2 15 130
Latvia 0 16 117
Netherlands 2 17 105
New Zealand 0 18 102
France -5 19 93
Hungary 0 20 88
England 0 21 87
Austria 2 22 84
Australia -1 23 73
Turkey 5 24 65
Estonia -2 25 61
Poland 2 26 57
Wales -1 27 56
Belgium -3 28 55
Lithuania 5 29 54
Croatia -3 30 53
Chinese Taipei 0 31 50
Spain -2 32 50
Slovakia 0 33 46
Israel 3 34 43
Slovenia 3 35 38
Ireland -4 36 37
Belarus -2 37 22
Romania -2 38 20
Serbia 1 39 16
Kazakhstan 2 40 14
Luxembourg 0 41 12
Iceland -3 42 12
Brazil 0 43 9
Bulgaria 1 44 7
Hong Kong 1 45 6
Greece -2 46 2
Andorra -1 47 1
Georgia -2 48 0
Kosovo -2 48 0
Liechtenstein -2 48 0
Mongolia -2 48 0
Qatar -2 48 0
Ukraine -2 48 0
US Virgin Islands -2 48 0
Association 2015/2016 Points
Canada 0 1 784
Switzerland 0 2 710
Sweden 0 3 630
Scotland/GBR 0 4 567
Russia 0 5 488
China 0 6 402
Denmark 0 7 389
USA 0 8 372
Japan 0 9 359
Korea 0 10 349
Germany 0 11 240
Italy 2 12 154
Finland 3 13 152
Czech Republic -2 14 152
Norway -2 15 143
Latvia -1 16 132
Estonia 0 17 115
Hungary 0 18 111
England 2 19 92
Austria -1 20 88
Turkey 1 21 86
New Zealand -2 22 80
Poland 0 23 76
Slovakia 2 24 68
Spain -1 25 56
Netherlands 2 26 55
Belarus 0 27 55
Australia -3 28 43
Slovenia 1 29 40
Croatia -1 30 37
Ireland 0 31 34
Kazakhstan 2 32 28
France 2 33 25
Romania -2 34 21
Wales -2 35 10
Serbia 0 36 5
Belgium 0 37 2
Andorra 0 38 0
Brazil 0 38 0
Bulgaria 0 38 0
Chinese Taipei 0 38 0
Georgia 0 38 0
Greece 0 38 0
Hong Kong 0 38 0
Iceland 0 38 0
Israel 0 38 0
Kosovo 0 38 0
Liechtenstein 0 38 0
Lithuania 0 38 0
Luxembourg 0 38 0
Mongolia 0 38 0
Qatar 0 38 0
Ukraine 0 38 0
US Virgin Islands 0 38 0