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Overview
The goal of the ranking system at XC-results.com is that the ranking points which is awarded on a race actually should correspond to the performance of the competitor, regardless of ski conditions, the course or external circumstances.
The ranking system is using the times of the fastest skiers and their previous ranking points when it calculates the points in a race.
Ranking
A skier who has 4 or more ranking-qualifying results the last 4 years get a ranking
Ranking-qualifying races
All races are not qualified to get ranking points.
To be qualified, it must meet certain requirements:
  • The race must be public. Private races, like (club-members-only) are not.
  • Times must be presented in the result list
  • Distances must be presented in the result list
  • The race must be of a "common" type. Ski-cross, sprints and relays are normally not qualified.
Distances, not classes
The way the ranking system is built up makes it so that it will get better and better the more head-to-head-meetings there are.

This is why the ranking system is considering all skiers who has raced the same distance as like they are competeing against eachother, not just those who are in the same class.

Example of ranking calculation

Select competition
The example below calculates ranking points for Ljungsjön Runt 2020, but you can select whichever race you’d like:
Ranking calculation for Ljungsjön Runt 2020
Step 1, is the race qualified for ranking points?
This is determined by an administrator on XC-results.com after having looked through and approved the results.
Status: Yes, the race qualifies!
Step 2, listing comparable groups of skiers

Comparable groups

SportTypeStarting
method
Distance
Roller skiingClassicMass start19.6km Selected (this group will be calculated below)
Step 3a, calculating the reference time for the group
The reference time is the time that the best skier in the world (with a ranking of 100p) would’ve had.
It is this time the ranking points are based on.
In this group there are 24 results, we’ll be using the 5 fastest in the calculation of the reference time.

Explanation

  • Time is the skier’s time on the race
  • Ranking is the skiers’s previous ranking at the time of the competition
  • Adjusted ranking takes into account several factors, including how many results the skier already has, or is based on a pre-set value if the skier has no previous results at all
  • Suggested reference time is the time we think that the reference time would be, based on the skier’s time and adjusted ranking
Name Time Ranking Adjusted
ranking
Suggested
reference
time
Malte Jutterdal46:0278.4p77.6p00:35:42.41
Jakob Karlsson48:4171.0p70.8p00:34:28.63
Thomas Nordman51:1561.9p61.8p00:31:39.83
Tomas Hagström53:1758.5p58.3p00:31:05.38
Olof Persson53:19No ranking69.1p00:36:49.59

After slicing of the top and bottom values the average of the suggeseted reference times above is 00:34:33.50, which we’ll use as reference time.
Step 3b, calculate environmental compensation

Step 4, award ranking points
The ranking points that are awarded is based on how much the skier is behind the winner.
Please note that the ranking points in this list might differ from those in the actual result lists,
this is due to the calculations in these examples are somewhat simplified.

Color explanation


  • Distributed ranking points at the race
  • The skier’s previous ranking points


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Name Time Ranking
points
Reference34:33.50100.0p
Malte Jutterdal46:0275.1p
Jakob Karlsson48:4171.0p
Thomas Nordman51:1567.4p
Tomas Hagström53:1764.9p
Olof Persson53:1964.8p
Hg Arvidsson53:2264.8p
Niclas Hägglund54:0264.0p
Tomas Hektor54:0963.8p
Roger Johansson55:2962.3p
Erik Mattson56:1561.4p
Tage Börjesson57:2760.2p
Jesper Schouten1:00:2157.3p
Henrik Hillberg1:01:0056.7p
Theo Malm1:02:1555.5p
Anton Sternander1:02:4255.1p
Lars Carlsvärd1:02:4355.1p
Per Mårtensson1:02:5654.9p
Hans Olsson1:03:4654.2p
Karl Norén1:04:4953.3p
Johan Larsson1:08:2150.6p
Mikaela Karlström 1:08:3350.4p
Emma Hektor 1:16:0545.4p
Frida Strack Härlin 1:16:3945.1p
Anthony Pilkjaer 1:22:5641.7p