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The WCF World Rankings track and list the success of all 48 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, currently Vice President of the Federation.

"The WCF World Rankings are a key step in the continued growth of curling as a global sport," says 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.”

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WCF WORLD RANKINGS - DEC 2011

WCF WORLD RANKINGS - MEN as of 10 December 2011
2011-2012 Ranking WCF Member Association Points 2010-2011 Final Ranking +/-
1 Canada 874 1 0
2 Norway 674 2 0
3 Scotland/Great Britain 634 3 0
4 Switzerland 520 4 0
5 Sweden 489 5 0
6 Germany 441 6 0
7 France 406 8 +1
8 USA 344 7 -1
9 China 342 10 +1
10 Denmark 334 9 -1
11 Czech Republic 192 12 +1
12 Italy 141 13 +1
13 Korea 128 15 +2
14 Finland 122 11 -3
15 Australia 120 14 -1
16 Russia 115 19 +3
17 New Zealand 109 17 0
18 Ireland 107 17 -1
19 Latvia 105 21 +2
20 Hungary 88 23 +3
20 Japan 88 16 -4
22 Netherlands 87 20 -2
23 England 81 25 +2
24 Wales 71 22 -2
25 Spain 69 24 -1
26 Belgium 67 26 0
27 Austria 65 28 +1
28 Estonia 62 28 0
29 Slovakia 54 27 -2
30 Poland 48 31 +1
31 Chinese Taipei 44 30 -1
32 Croatia 33 32 0
33 Lithuania 32 36 +3
34 Belarus 28 34 0
35 Greece 22 33 -2
36 Iceland 18 37 +1
37 Bulgaria 17 34 -3
38 Serbia 14 38 0
39 Turkey 10 40 +1
39 Brazil 10 39 0
41 Luxembourg 7 41 0
42 Romania 3 43 +1
43 Andorra 1 41 -2
43 Slovenia 1 43 0
43 Kazakhstan 1 42 -1
46 Armenia 0 43 -3
46 Liechtenstein 0 43 -3
46 US Virgin Islands 0 43 -3
WCF WORLD RANKINGS - WOMEN as of 10 December 2011
2011-2012 Ranking WCF Member Association Points 2010-2011 Final Ranking +/-
1 Sweden 755 1 0
2 Canada 738 2 0
3 China 646 3 0
4 Denmark 528 4 0
5 Switzerland 494 5 0
6 Germany 482 6 0
7 Scotland/GBR 447 7 0
8 USA 378 8 0
9 Russia 371 9 0
10 Japan 275 10 0
11 Norway 183 11 0
12 Korea 167 13 +1
13 Czech Republic 149 14 +1
14 Italy 148 12 -2
15 Latvia 124 17 +2
16 Finland 120 15 -1
17 Hungary 104 20 +3
18 Austria 102 19 +1
19 England 101 18 -1
20 New Zealand 99 21 +1
21 Netherlands 82 16 -5
22 Estonia 80 22 0
23 Slovakia 73 26 +3
24 Poland 71 25 +1
25 Spain 69 23 -2
26 Wales 50 28 +2
27 Australia 46 24 -3
28 Croatia 45 27 -1
29 Ireland 41 30 +1
30 France 38 29 -1
31 Turkey 28 31 0
31 Serbia 17 33 +2
33 Belarus 12 37 +4
34 Slovenia 10 37 +3
35 Romania 9 37 +2
35 Lithuania 9 31 -4
37 Belgium 8 37 0
38 Chinese Taipei 4 34 -4
39 Andorra 0 37 -2
39 Armenia 0 37 -2
39 Brazil 0 37 -2
39 Bulgaria 0 35 -4
39 Greece 0 37 -2
39 Iceland 0 37 -2
39 Kazakhstan 0 35 -4
39 Liechtenstein 0 37 -2
39 Luxembourg 0 37 -2
39 US Virgin Islands 0 37 -2

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