World Skater Rankings: March 31, 2014
Rank Name Country Points 1 Mao Asada Japan 7087.00 2 Julia Lipnitskaia Russia 4444.50 3 Adelina Sotnikova Russia 3928.40 4 Ashley Wagner USA 3780.50 5 Carolina Kostner Italy 3340.50 6 Akiko Suzuki Japan 2779.20 7 Yu-Na Kim Korea 2742.50 8 Elena Radionova Russia 2454.50 9 Gracie Gold USA 2301.40 10 Kanako Murakami Japan 2169.32
Rank Name Country Points 1 Yuzuru Hanyu Japan 5495.20 2 Patrick Chan Canada 5367.40 3 Javier Fernandez Spain 3966.58 4 Tatsuki Machida Japan 3457.50 5 Daisuke Takahashi Japan 2765.94 6 Denis Ten Kazakhstan 2331.72 7 Maxim Kovtun Russia 2296.00 8 Takahiko Kozuka Japan 2078.50 9 Han Yan China 2009.60 10 Takahito Mura Japan 1837.90
Rank Name Country Points 1 Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov Russia 8072.00 2 Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy Germany 6200.70 3 Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov Russia 3704.78 4 Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford Canada 3175.50 5 Vera Bazarova/Yuri Larionov Russia 3144.50 6 Qing Pang/Jian Tong China 3092.50 7 Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan Moscovitch Canada 2835.40 8 Stefania Berton/Ondrej Hotarek Italy 2475.80 9 Cheng Peng/Hao Zhang China 1901.28 10 Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres France 1657.85
Rank Name Country Points 1 Meryl Davis/Charlie White USA 7973.50 2 Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir Canada 5597.30 3 Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte Italy 4255.80 4 Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev Russia 3793.50 5 Nathalie Pechalat/Fabian Bourzat France 3752.50 6 Elena Ilinykh/Nikita Katsalapov Russia 3384.50 7 Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje Canada 2860.50 8 Madison Chock/Evan Bates USA 1838.30 9 Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani USA 1813.56 10 Penny Coomes/Nicholas Buckland Great Britain 1585.40
Next five: Ekaterina Riazanova/Ilia Tkachenko (Russia), Madison Hubbell/Zach Donohue (USA), Nelli Zhiganshina/Alexander Gazsi (Germany), Anna Yanovskaia/Sergei Mozgov (Russia), Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (Canada)
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.