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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 GGVV Rullskidcup Hånger 2021, but you can select whichever race you’d like:
Ranking calculation for GGVV Rullskidcup Hånger 2021
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 start20km Selected (this group will be calculated below)
Roller skiingClassicMass start Select this one instead
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 34 results, we’ll be using the 7 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
Elias Andersson45:3178.4p77.3p00:35:11.27
Melker Elofsson47:0269.4p68.5p00:32:14.26
Elliot Åkesson47:0670.4p69.2p00:32:36.17
Emanuel Elmersson47:5473.9p72.9p00:34:54.99
Hampus Erndin48:0169.9p69.1p00:33:10.95
Peter Gustavsson48:0569.8p69.0p00:33:10.87

After slicing of the top and bottom values the average of the suggeseted reference times above is 00:33:46.96, 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
Reference33:46.96100.0p
Elias Andersson45:3174.2p
Melker Elofsson47:0272.3p
Elliot Åkesson47:0672.2p
Emanuel Elmersson47:5471.2p
Hampus Erndin48:0171.1p
Peter Gustavsson48:0571.0p
Ken Slättengren48:0671.0p
Alexander Thudeen48:5070.1p
Isak Nilsson49:1069.7p
Stefan Mennborg49:4369.1p
Jakob Josefsson49:4769.0p
Axel Björkman49:5068.9p
Emil Östlin51:1267.4p
Mattias Qvarnström51:1367.4p
Joel Björnlinger51:1467.4p
Joel Hoflund Martinsson51:1567.3p
Karl Stark52:2866.1p
Mikael Rask52:4565.8p
Ludwig Åkestrand53:2365.1p
Hannes Assarsson53:2465.1p
Kenneth Söderberg54:1064.3p
Patrik Petersson54:3463.9p
Viktor park54:5663.6p
Stefan Sandahl54:5763.6p
Daniel Josefsson55:3063.0p
Vilhelm Lernevik55:3862.9p
Felix Frykfeldt56:0162.5p
Samuel Elmersson57:0261.6p
David Erndin57:2661.2p
Adam Petersson58:3860.2p
Johan Johansson Park59:2659.5p
Michael Hertin1:00:1458.8p
Thomas Elofsson1:00:5258.3p
Daniel Elmersson1:02:0857.3p