World Curling Rankings

 

 

The World Curling Rankings track and list the success of all 44 Member Associations of the World Curling Federation at various major events, including the Pacific Championships, the Le Gruyère European Championships, the Ford and Mount Titlis World Championships and the Olympic Winter Games competition

Points are assigned for top-level placements at each competition, with lower point values assigned for events dating back as far as six curling seasons

The World Curling Rankings were developed by 1998 Olympic Champion Patrick Huerlimann of Switzerland, who heads the Marketing and Communications Committee of the World Curling Federation.

“The World Curling 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.”

World Rankings, Women

ASSOCIATION 2007-2008 Ranking  Points 2008-2009 Ranking +/-
Canada 1 795 1 0
Sweden 2 736 2 0
Switzerland 3 587 3 0
Denmark 5 547 4 +1
China 9 542 5 +4
USA 4 488 6 -2
Scotland 6 439 7 -1
Russia 10 372 8 +2
Norway 7 362 9 -2
Japan 8 353 10 -2
Germany 12 304 11 +1
Italy 11 250 12 -1
Korea 16  155 13 +3
Czech Republic 13 145 14 -1
Finland 14 129 15 -1
Netherlands 15 124 16 -1
England 17 116 17 0
Austria 18  104 18 0
Hungary 21 97 19 +2
New Zealand 20 89 20 0
France 19 88 21 -2
Latvia 22 83 22 0
Poland 23  82 23 0
Estonia 26 64 24 +2
Spain 24 60 25 -1
Australia 25 58 26 -1
Croatia 27 56 27 0
Slovakia 30 51 28 +2
Ireland 28 30 29 -1
Chinese Taipei 29 27 30 -1
Lithuania 31 24 31 0
Bulgaria 32 15 32 0
Kazakhstan 34  11 33 +1
Andorra 33 10 34 -1
Wales 35 6 35 0

 

Men's Ranking will be posted after the 2009 Men's worlds