Updated WU Ranking Released

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Today the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) released an update to the World Ultimate Ranking list for WFDF member nations who have participated in major events over the past 4 years. This update reflects the recent results from the World Ultimate and Guts Championships, held from June 19 to 26 in London.

The full World Ranking is stored here.

The ranking shows the top positions of WFDF member associations and their teams resulting from participation in our top events on a quadrennial basis. The United States of America has retained the top spot, followed by Canada. Great Britain and Germany are tied for 3rd. Japan, Australia, Colombia and France follow, with Austria, New Zealand and Switzerland breaking into the top 10 following WUGC 2016 in London. Belgium has moved up 5 spots to 22nd, while United Arab Emirates, a relative newcomer to International events, improved 6 spots to 32nd. Other positive moves were made by Spain (+3 to 18th) and Portugal (+4 to 28th). A total of 49 countries currently qualify for a ranking based on competing in a ranking championship.

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:

–    WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC)
–    WFDF 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC)
–    WFDF 2015 World Under-23 Championships (WU23)
–    WFDF 2014World Ultimate Junior Championships (WJUC)
–    WFDF 2015 World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU)

“Points are accumulated based on 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. Example – In a division with 10 unique 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”.

WFDF underlined that the ranking is prepared to generally illustrate the relative strength and breadth of each nation’s programs and that it is not used for event bid allocation or World Games or major event qualification purposes.

The full World Ranking is stored here.