The posted rankings reflect the policies that were voted on and approved by Member Congress in July 2018. This is a listing of those changes and how they are reflected in this calculator:
1 – Rankings will be calculated on a nine (9) month rolling time period, and Strength Rating will continue to be calculated on a twelve (12) month rolling time period.
2 – To achieve a strength and a ranking, a team must play at least three games in a given competitive season. Additionally, World Open and World Female teams must also play at least one game against a World ranked opponent.
3 – Bonus rankings multiplier points will be eliminated for JRDA Regional Tournaments and JRDA Championships.
4 – Games will create new and separate rankings for all three divisions (Open, Female, Male) for the following regions beginning with the 2018-2019 competitive season: Australia, Canada, Europe. Existing rankings will be rechristened World Rankings.