Based on matches up to 6th August 2023.
|11||Trinidad & Tobago||38||32||3,007||94|
|17||St Vincent & Grenadines||17||15||1,074||72|
|27||Isle of Man||27||21||763||36|
|33||Antigua & Barbuda||24||16||322||20|
|36||Papua New Guinea||26||22||122||6|
|39||St Kitts & Nevis||11||6||19||3|
The number of points earned by a team for any match depends on two factors. The result (won, drawn, lost) and the opponent against whom the result was achieved. The higher an opponent’s rating the more points are earned for beating them.
If a team wins a match, they will earn 50 points more than their opponent’s rating. But if they lose, they will earn 50 points less than their opponent’s rating. Worked numerical examples, including when this rule doesn’t apply, appear in our Frequently Asked Questions.
It is not meaningful for a team to claim a world ranking if they have only played a small number of matches. As soon as a team has played minimum international test matches over the rating period (the current rating period started on the 1st July 2019) then they will have earned an official world ranking. If a team has played fewer than the minimum matches, they will still have a rating, but without a corresponding ranking. To have a ranking the team must have played at least 2 games against a rated team. The current minimum number of matches is eight.
To find out more about a rating period, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
The following teams (in alphabetical order) currently have a rating in the system and could become ranked once they have played 8 matches:
- Chinese Taipei
- Hong Kong
The next group of teams are full World Netball Members that are eligible to play WN ranked matches but have not yet done so, meaning they don’t have a rating or a ranking. These include:
- British Virgin Islands
- Cote d’Ivoire
- Solomon Islands
Since its inception in 2007 the WN World Rankings methodology has been reviewed regularly by the WN Board to ensure it remains a robust and reliable ranking system that presents a true reflection of the quality and standing of the performances of international teams and that this system can be used with confidence for qualification purposes.