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 2016/2017
Canada 1 678 0
Sweden 2 614 0
Norway 3 524 0
Scotland/Great Britain 4 452 0
USA 5 400 1
Denmark 6 392 -1
Switzerland 7 364 0
China 8 351 0
Japan 9 304 0
Russia 10 268 0
Finland 11 234 1
Germany 12 229 -1
Czech Republic 13 187 0
Italy 14 154 0
Korea 15 137 0
Netherlands 16 123 1
Latvia 17 109 -1
Austria 18 100 4
New Zealand 19 90 -1
Hungary 20 85 0
England 21 83 0
Turkey 22 73 2
Poland 23 66 3
Slovakia 24 64 9
Israel 25 64 9
Chinese Taipei 26 61 5
France 27 59 -8
Australia 28 58 -5
Lithuania 30 56 -1
Wales 29 56 -2
Estonia 31 55 -6
Belgium 32 51 -4
Spain 33 44 -1
Slovenia 34 42 1
Croatia 35 41 -5
Ireland 36 31 0
Belarus 37 21 0
Hong Kong 38 20 7
Romania 39 18 -1
Kazakhstan 40 17 0
Serbia 41 16 -2
Luxembourg 42 15 -1
Bulgaria 43 13 1
Brazil 44 12 -1
Iceland 45 9 -3
Qatar 46 5 2
Andorra 47 3 0
Greece 48 0 -2
Georgia 48 0 0
Kosovo 48 0 0
Liechtenstein 48 0 0
Mongolia 48 0 0
Ukraine 48 0 0
US Virgin Islands 48 0 0
Guyana 48 0 -
Mexico 48 0 -
Association 2016/2017
Switzerland 1 686 0
Canada 2 652 0
Scotland/Great Britain 3 498 1
Russia 4 487 1
Sweden 5 482 -2
Japan 6 412 0
USA 7 349 0
Denmark 8 337 0
Korea 9 325 1
China 10 310 -1
Germany 11 228 0
Italy 12 159 1
Finland 13 154 -1
Czech Republic 14 153 0
Norway 15 136 0
Latvia 16 117 0
Estonia 18 114 -1
Hungary 17 114 1
Turkey 19 96 2
England 20 92 -1
New Zealand 21 80 1
Austria 22 76 -2
Poland 23 75 0
Slovakia 24 68 0
Netherlands 25 67 1
Belarus 26 65 1
Spain 27 51 -2
Australia 28 50 0
Slovenia 29 39 0
Croatia 30 37 0
Kazakhstan 31 34 1
Ireland 32 31 -1
Romania 33 23 1
Lithuania 34 22 4
Hong Kong 35 20 3
France 36 19 -3
Qatar 37 8 1
Wales 38 4 -3
Belgium 39 2 -2
Serbia 40 1 -4
Guyana 41 0 -
Mexico 41 0 -
Andorra 41 0 -3
Brazil 41 0 -3
Bulgaria 41 0 -3
Chinese Taipei 41 0 -3
Georgia 41 0 -3
Greece 41 0 -3
Iceland 41 0 -3
Israel 41 0 -3
Kosovo 41 0 -3
Liechtenstein 41 0 -3
Luxembourg 41 0 -3
Mongolia 41 0 -3
Ukraine 41 0 -3
US Virgin Islands 41 0 -3