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World Skater Rankings: March 31, 2014


Icenetwork World Figure Skater Rankings Summary:

A skater or team's ranking is determined by the number of points accumulated during the current season and the two previous seasons.

The system is weighted so that recent finishes count more than older ones. Skaters receive 100 percent credit from results from the current season; point totals from the previous season are factored by .7, and results from two seasons ago are multiplied by .3. The rankings work on an approximate rolling, 104-week calendar. By "approximate," it means that competitions in the 2013-14 season will be matched up with corresponding competitions in the 2011-12 season to determine when the points from the latter will be eliminated from all skaters' records.

For example, once the first Junior Grand Prix event is competed in the fall of 2013, for those skaters who have the first JGP event of 2011 on their records, the points for that event will be eliminated, regardless of whether that skater has competed in the current season.

The eligible competitions for which the skater/team earned the 10 highest point totals in the approximate 104-week time period will count toward that skater/team's total score. Any competition that appears on the ISU calendar is an eligible competition. National championships and national junior championships are eligible competitions as well.

To be included in the icenetwork World Figure Skater Rankings, skaters must be active and have maintained their ISU eligibility. Retired skaters or skaters who are not eligible to compete in ISU competitions may not appear in the rankings.

If a skater competes in his or her junior and senior national championships in the same season, the senior-level result will take precedence over the junior-level result, regardless of which point total is greater. If a skater has competed in three Grand Prix Series events in one season, only the two highest point totals will be counted. If a skater or team has competed at both the world junior championships and the world championships, the point total from the latter will take precedence over that from the former. If a skater has competed in both the Grand Prix Series and Junior Grand Prix Series, the rules are as follows:

  • If the number of Junior Grand Prix Series events in which a skater or team has competed is equal to or less than the number of Grand Prix Series events in which a skater or team has competed, only the Grand Prix Series events will count toward that skater's or team's point total.

  • If the number of Junior Grand Prix Series events in which a skater or team has competed is greater than the number of Grand Prix Series events in which a skater or team has competed (2 JGPs, 1 GP), the point total from the Grand Prix Series event as well as the JGP event in which the skater or team scored more points will count toward that skater's or team's point total, with the point total from the second JGP event being dropped. If the skater or team received the same amount of points for both JGPs, the one occurring earlier in the season will be dropped.

Let's take the case of Chinese pairs team Wenjing Sui and Cong Han, and their 2011-12 season:

2012 World Championships 225
2012 World Junior Championships 475
2012 Four Continents 900
2011 Junior Grand Prix Final 375
2011 Cup of China 187.2
2011 Skate Canada 432
2011 JGP Austria 175
2012 Nationals 120
2011 JGP Latvia 190
   
2011-12 Total 2119.2
2011-12 Factored Total 1483.44

Because Sui and Han competed in two JGP events and two Grand Prix events, their JGP point totals are dropped. They also competed at both the 2012 World Junior Championships and the 2012 World Championships, so the point total for the former is dropped. Their total for the season is 2119.2. Factor that by 0.7, and you get 1483.44 points.

Scoring Breakdown