WJC: World Ranking update

By pbadmin

WJC U20:
France is relegated to 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Div I.

1 Russia
2 Canada
3 Finland
4 Switzerland
5 USA
6 Sweden
7 Czech Republic
8 Slovakia
9 Belarus
10 France

Division I:
Germany promotes to 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship.

11 Germany
12 Austria
13 Norway
14 Ukraine
15 Kazakstan
16 Slovenia
17 Poland
18 Italy

Division II:
Due to a restructured playing format of future IIHF World U20 Championships teams ranked 19 to 22 promote to 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Div I which will consist of 12 teams in two groups.
Teams ranked 23 to 26 will continue to play in 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Div II.

19 Japan
20 Denmark
21 Latvia
22 Croatia
23 Great Britain
24 Hungary
25 Netherlands
26 Lithuania

Division III:
Due to a restructured playing format of future IIHF World U20 Championships teams ranked 27 to 35 promote to 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Div II which will consist of 12 teams in two groups.

27 Estonia
28 Spain
29 Yugoslavia
31 Romania
32 South Africa
33 Iceland
34 Mexico
35 Bulgaria