You can view the rankings here
A few of things to note:
There were a number of duplications, incorrect spellings and incorrect country allocations on the list last year. I think I have fixed all the ones that were pointed out to me but if you spot one please let me know.
In the past the rankings have been of colleges. Last year I got feedback that there are a few exceptions where this may not be appropriate. This concerns where there are more than one “institution” from the same college (e.g. UCD L&H and UCD Law, Zagreb and Zagreb Law). The argument was that if they compete as separate institutions they should be ranked separately. Therefore this year I have split them to be a ranking of institutions at Worlds not just colleges. I have included both sets of results in the linked draft file but at the moment I plan to use the rankings in the “Teams” sheet.
There is an argument that the rankings should be based on average points per team rather than the total points won. The logic behind this is that some institutions send more teams than others. The particular one I got most feedback on is the 8 teams Sydney sent to Vancouver. This pushes them ahead of Oxford on the rankings as Oxford only sent 6 teams. The average performance is 18.9pts for Sydney teams and 19.1 for Oxford teams. Thus a ranking on average would put Oxford top. I can certainly see the merit in that however I have decided not to change the rankings to be based on Average points for a few reasons:
- Most colleges sent 3 or less teams so if the 8 Sydney teams is unfair to Oxford then the 6 Oxford teams is also unfair to almost everyone else.
- The reality is that Sydney sent 8 teams. That may well be too many but Worlds Council and the Org Comm allowed them to do it. Thus the rankings reflect what did happen not what people would like to have happened.
- I think ranking by the total rewards overall organisation of a society over a number of years rather than just the skill of one or two individuals.
- Ranking on "average" could punish institutions who decided to send a developmental inexperienced team along with their more experienced team(s).