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Institutional Rankings

The World Universities Debating Council maintains the official ranking of institutions’ performances at the World Championships.  The rankings are based on each institution’s past five performances at Worlds, with an institution’s score made up of all the points gained by that institution’s individual teams throughout the competition. 




WUDC rankings 2013


The procedures for ranking teams are laid out in Article 33 of the WUDC Constitution:

Article 33

  1. The Registrar shall be responsible for maintaining the historical rankings of universities competing in the Championships. 
  1. The rankings shall be comprised of the total points accumulated by a university at the five most recent Championships.  In the case where a university does not compete in a Championships because they serve as host, that university’s ranking shall be comprised of the total points accumulated at the last five Championships in which that university competed.
  1. A university’s points for a particular Championship shall be comprised of the total points accumulated by all teams representing that university at that Championship during the preliminary rounds as reported in the published team tab. 
  1. Beginning with the 2012 Championships and henceforth, A university’s points for a particular Championships shall also include points accumulated during the elimination phase of the Main Competition according to the following formula:

a.     Where three teams advance from an elimination round, two points shall be awarded to each advancing team;

b.     Where two teams advance from an elimination rounds, three points shall be awarded to each advancing team;

c.     Where one team is selected as the Champion in the Main Grand Final, six points shall be awarded to that team.