WFDF releases updated World Ultimate Ranking list

In Official Communication, Press Release * Official Communication by WFDF

Today WFDF released an update to the World Ultimate Ranking list for WFDF member nations who have participated in major events over the past four years. This update takes into the account the recent results from the World Championships of Beach Ultimate, held from March 8 to 13 in Dubai.  This ranking system provides a benchmark for WFDF’s member associations to understand how they compare against other nations in terms of performance and the depth of their elite Ultimate programs.

Rankings are based on the finishing position of each country’s top team in each playing division from the most recent Ultimate events as follows:

–    World Ultimate Club Championships (2014), WUCC
–    World Ultimate and Guts Championships (2012), WUGC
–    World Under-23 Championships (2013), WU23
–    World Ultimate Junior Championships (2014), WJUC
–    World Championships of Beach Ultimate (2015), WCBU

“Points are accumulated based on the finishing position of the highest ranked team for each country in each playing division, with a maximum number of points awarded to the first place team equal to the number of countries participating in that division,” explained WFDF Ultimate Committee chair Brian Gisel. “The number of points awarded is reduced by 1 for each lower finishing position. For example, in a division with 10 different countries, the highest ranked country receives 10 points, the second ranked country receives 9 points, the third 8 points and so on. These rankings will be updated at the conclusion of each major event listed above.”

“The ranking shows the top positions of WFDF member associations and their teams resulting from participation in our top events on a quadrennial basis,” added WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “The United States of America has retained the top spot, followed by Canada. Great Britain has moved past Germany for the 3rd position and Finland moved up 2 spots from 12th to enter into the top 10.  After a strong showing in Dubai, the Philippines have moved up 8 spots to 18th on the list, while India, a relative newcomer to International events, also improved 8 spots to 35th. Other positive moves were made by Sweden (+4 to 15th), Slovakia (+4 to 27th) and recent WFDF member United Arab Emirates (+3 to 39th)”.

WFDF underlined that the ranking is not used for technical reasons like ranking, seeding, bid allocation or World Games or major event qualification purposes, as those will continue to be based on division by division performance.

WFDF World Ultimate Country Rankings – 2015-03-31

Rank

Country

Points

Change from Previous Ranking

1

United States of America

290

 

2

Canada

272

 

3

Great Britain

204

+1

4

Germany

202

-1

5

Japan

200

+1

6

Australia

182

-1

7

Colombia

137

+1

8

France

121

-1

9

Italy

102

+1

10

Finland

100

+2

11

Austria

90

-2

12

Russian Federation

89

+2

13

New Zealand

81

 

14

Switzerland

70

-3

15

Sweden

64

+4

16

Ireland

55

 

17

Singapore

48

+2

18

Philippines

47

+8

19

Denmark

45

-1

20

Czech Republic

43

+1

21

Netherlands

38

+1

22

Latvia

37

+1

23

Spain

36

-8

24

Poland

31

-7

25

Israel

29

+1

25

Mexico

29

+1

27

Belgium

19

-3

27

Slovakia

19

+4

29

Estonia

18

-4

30

Venezuela

15

-4

30

Portugal

15

 

32

South Africa

14

 

33

Hong Kong China

13

 

33

People`s Republic of China

13

 

35

Republic of Korea

12

-1

35

India

12

+8

37

Hungary

10

-4

37

Dominican Republic

10

+1

39

United Arab Emirates

8

+3

40

Ukraine

6

-1

40

Chinese Taipei

6

+1

42

Slovenia

4

-5

43

Brazil

3

-4

43

Uganda

3

+1

45

Kenya

2

Previously Unranked

46

Turkey

1

-2

46

Qatar

1

Previously Unranked

 

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