2016/2017 Standings
POS TEAM UAE SA NZ AUS USA CAN JPN SING FRA ENG TOTAL
1 New Zealand 19 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41
2 South Africa 22 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39
3 Fiji 15 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28
4 England 17 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
5 Argentina 5 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
6 Australia 13 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
7 Canada 5 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
8 France 8 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
9 Samoa 12 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
10 Spain 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
11 Kenya 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
12 United States 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
13 Scotland 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
14 Wales 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
15 Uganda 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
16 Russia 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

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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