World Skater Rankings: Dec. 9, 2013
Rank Name Country Points 1 Mao Asada Japan 5692.70 2 Ashley Wagner USA 3520.00 3 Julia Lipnitskaia Russia 3026.90 4 Carolina Kostner Italy 2792.00 5 Akiko Suzuki Japan 2280.20 6 Adelina Sotnikova Russia 2003.64 7 Elena Radionova Russia 1995.10 8 Elizaveta Tuktamisheva Russia 1599.20 9 Gracie Gold USA 1524.90 10 Yu-Na Kim Korea 1517.50
Rank Name Country Points 1 Patrick Chan Canada 4824.90 2 Yuzuru Hanyu Japan 4070.20 3 Daisuke Takahashi Japan 2656.04 4 Javier Fernandez Spain 2416.50 5 Tatsuki Machida Japan 2387.30 6 Denis Ten Kazakhstan 1695.42 7 Maxim Kovtun Russia 1678.20 8 Nobunari Oda Japan 1662.34 9 Han Yan China 1538.60 10 Takahiko Kozuka Japan 1459.50
Rank Name Country Points 1 Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov Russia 6012.00 2 Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy Germany 4495.70 3 Qing Pang/Jian Tong China 2777.50 4 Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford Canada 2560.50 5 Vera Bazarova/Yuri Larionov Russia 2532.00 6 Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan Moscovitch Canada 2488.00 7 Stefania Berton/Ondrej Hotarek Italy 2074.20 8 Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov Russia 1583.58 9 Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov Russia 1415.72 10 Cheng Peng/Hao Zhang China 1208.28
Rank Name Country Points 1 Meryl Davis/Charlie White USA 6428.00 2 Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir Canada 5101.80 3 Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev Russia 3504.30 4 Nathalie Pechalat/Fabian Bourzat France 3147.50 5 Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte Italy 2416.44 6 Elena Ilinykh/Nikita Katsalapov Russia 2186.20 7 Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje Canada 1972.50 8 Ekaterina Riazanova/Ilia Tkachenko Russia 1389.64 9 Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani USA 1371.76 10 Madison Chock/Evan Bates USA 1230.50
Next five: Nelli Zhiganshina/Alexander Gazsi (Germany), Anna Yankovskaia/Sergei Mozgov (Russia), Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin (Russia), Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (France), Madison Hubbell/Zach Donohue (USA)
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 Four Continents||900|
|2011 Junior Grand Prix Final||375|
|2011 Cup of China||187.2|
|2011 Skate Canada||432|
|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.