Rankings & Seeding

SUMMARY OF DEFINITIONS FOR RANKINGS AND SEEDING

FIVB POINTS

 

FIVB Points are earned by each player competing in an event on the FIVB SWATCH World Tour and FIVB SWATCH World Championships. The higher the tournament ranking the higher the points earned and the higher the level of the event (Open, Grand Slam, World Championships, recognized Continental Tour (including the Final and other types of events part of the Tour) and recognized Satellite/Challenger) the higher the points that are available.

 

FIVB WORLD TOUR RANKING

 

The FIVB World Tour is the ranking of teams which have accumulated the most total FIVB Points as a team in the calendar year (Season) on the FIVB SWATCH World Tour (Open and Grand Slam) and FIVB SWATCH World Championships. This ranking is determined by adding the total of the best 75% of the total number of events in a calendar year.

The team with the most FIVB World Ranking points following the conclusion of the last event of a calendar year (season) shall be named “FIVB SWATCH World Tour Champion”.

 

INDIVIDUAL TECHNICAL RANKING

 

The Individual Technical Ranking is the ranking of individual players based on the total FIVB points earned by that player on the FIVB SWATCH World Tour (Open and Grand Slam), FIVB SWATCH World Championships, recognized Continental Tour (including the Final and other types of events part of the Tour) and recognized Satellite/Challenger events over a 365-day period from the date the ranking is published. Depending on the date of the ranking, it is possible for this ranking to include FIVB points from two FIVB seasons

 

TEAM’S TECHNICAL RANKING:

 

A Team’s Technical Ranking is the ranking of teams based on the total FIVB Points earned by each player on that team during FIVB SWATCH World Tour (Open and Grand Slam), FIVB SWATCH World Championships, recognized Continental (including the Final and other types of events part of the Tour) and recognized Satellite/Challenger events over a 365-day period from the date the ranking is published. A team’s Technical Ranking is determined by adding the 365-day FIVB points earned by each player (regardless of the player that they earned the points with). This ranking may include points earned with other teammates. Depending on the date of the ranking it is possible for this ranking to include FIVB points from two FIVB seasons.

 

ENTRY POINTS (-14 DAYS)

 

The Entry Points are the total points earned by a team used to determine entry into an upcoming FIVB event. At 14 days before an upcoming FIVB Event, the Entry Points are calculated to determine which teams have gained direct entry into either the Main Draw or into the Qualification phase of that upcoming FIVB Tournament. The Entry Points are calculated by adding each player’s FIVB Points earned in the best four of their last five events FIVB SWATCH World Tour (Open and Grand Slam), FIVB SWATCH World Championships, recognized Continental Tour (including the Final and other types of events part of the Tour) and recognized Satellite/Challenger tournaments over a 365-day period from the date the Entry Points are calculated. The FIVB Points earned from Satellite and Challenger events are only included if they actually improve a players standing otherwise the FIVB World Tour points are used in this best four of last five calculation. These points may include FIVB Points earned with other teammates. Depending on the date of the calculation of the Entry Points, it is possible for these points to include FIVB points from two FIVB seasons.

 

QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT SEEDING

 

Teams participating in the Qualification Tournament of an FIVB event are seeded by adding the total of each individual player’s FIVB Points earned over a 365-day period from the seeding date. These FIVB Points may include points earned with other teammates. Depending on the date of the Qualification Tournament it is possible for these points to include FIVB points from two FIVB seasons.

 

MAIN DRAW TOURNAMENT SEEDING (SEEDING INDEX)

 

Teams participating in the Main Draw Tournament of an FIVB event are seeded by determining their Seeding Index which is the combined average of each player’s average FIVB SWATCH World Tour Main Draw ranking (Open and Grand Slam) or FIVB SWATCH World Championships only in the past 365 days. Each player’s average finish is calculated from their best four of their last five events.

The team with the lowest combined Seeding Index gets the highest seed in the Main Draw Tournament (the lower the better!). Each player’s Seeding Index may include FIVB SWATCH World Tour and FIVB SWATCH World Championships Main Draw rankings earned with other teammates. Depending on the date of the Seeding Index calculation it is possible for this index to include FIVB Main Draw rankings from two FIVB seasons.

A player that has no Main Draw participations in the last 365 days will be assigned a Seeding Index of 25.0.

 

2012 OLYMPIC RANKING

 

The ranking of teams competing on the FIVB World Tour between 1 January 2011 and 17 June 2012 attempting to qualify their National Federations for a berth(s) in the 2012 Olympic Games. The top 16 teams in the Olympic Ranking will earn berths for their National Federations at the 2012 London Olympic Games with each National Federation allowed a maximum of 2 berths. The Olympic Ranking is a ranking of the total FIVB Points earned by each team’s best 12 FIVB SWATCH World Tour, FIVB SWATCH World Championships and recognized Continental Tour Final (the best result amongst the 2 Continental Tour Finals) results between 1 January 2011 and 17 June 2012. A team must participate in a minimum of 12 FIVB SWATCH World Tour, FIVB SWATCH World Championships and recognized Continental Tour Final events in order to be eligible to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games.

 

To view the current status of the Olympic Ranking please click on MEN or WOMEN.

 

GOOD TO KNOW

With a future vision in mind, the FIVB will evaluate a possibility to attribute World Ranking points to all intercontinental and continental events. This would facilitate an open and flexible entry system for all athletes taking part in the World Championships, World Tour, Challenger, Satellite, Continental Tour, Beach Volleyball Continental Cup, etc.

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