2016/2017 Standings
POS TEAM UAE SA NZ AUS USA CAN JPN SING FRA ENG TOTAL
1 South Africa 22 17 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 77
2 New Zealand 19 22 15 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 69
3 Fiji 15 13 22 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 62
4 Australia 13 8 17 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 60
5 Argentina 5 19 7 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 48
6 England 17 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 47
7 United States 1 12 8 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 36
8 Kenya 10 3 12 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 35
9 Samoa 12 5 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 35
10 France 8 10 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 29
11 Canada 5 15 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 28
12 Scotland 10 1 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
13 Wales 3 5 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
14 Spain 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
15 Russia 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
16 Papua New Guinea 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
17 Uganda 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

Points available have been adjusted to ensure every team in each tournament gets some points. The tournament points system is shown below:

Tournament points system
Placings 16-team tournaments 24-team tournaments
Cup winners: 22 pts 22 pts
Runners-up: 19 pts 19 pts
Third-place play-off winners: 17 pts 17 pts
Third-place play-off losers: 15 pts 15 pts
Plate winners: 13 pts 13 pts
Plate runners-up: 12 pts 12 pts
Plate semifinalists: 10 pts 10 pts
Bowl winners: 8 pts 8 pts
Bowl runners-up: 7 pts 7 pt
Bowl semifinals: 5 pts 5 pt
Shield winners: 3 pts 3 pts
Shield runners-up: 2 pts 2 pts
Shield semifinals: 1 pt 1 pt

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