We made The Curling News Top 15?!

We made The Curling News Top 15?!

The Curling News Top 15 is a weekly ranking of the best curling team performances as they occurred around the world, for both men and women, and utilizes savvy curling knowledge, complex mathematical theorems, and plain old subjectivity.

Read the comments under each team name for hints and tips on our line of thinking; and if you disagree, or believe we're missing a notable team performance entirely, send us a message via the contact page and we'll consider your input.


Top 15 Men

Updated Oct 28, 2014

  1. Mike McEwen (Winnipeg)

    Four events, four wins, 28-1 record. Say no more.

  2. Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie)

    Olympic champions have a win, and a semi and a DNQ under their Tour belts this fall

  3. Kevin Koe (Calgary)

    Winners in Edmonton, lost to the McWin juggernaut in Portage

  4. Tom Brewster (Scotland)

    Two CCT wins; no more alternate bench for this guy

  5. Reid Carruthers (Winnipeg)

    Big win at StuSells Toronto; semis in Gatineau

  6. Jeff Stoughton (Winnipeg)

    Nice semi showings in Edmonton, Portage

  7. Glenn Howard (Coldwater ON)

    Hart and Mead share in three Tour semis

  8. Thomas Ulsrud (Norway)

    Defending world champions idle since Baden victory

  9. Steve Laycock (Saskatoon)

    Runner-up in Toon and Edmonton

  10. Sven Michel (Switzerland)

    Wins thriller over De Cruz to qualify for Euros

  11. Brendan Bottcher (Edmonton)

    We like this team

  12. John Epping (Toronto)

    Looked to rebound at Gatineau

  13. Brad Gushue (St. John's)

    Mark Nichols throwing heaters again

  14. Brent Pierce (Kelowna)

    The veteran still has it; first place at the HUB

  15. David Murdoch (Scotland)

    Upset loss in Scottish Euro playdowns

Top 15 Women

Updated Oct 28, 2014

  1. Jennifer Jones (Winnipeg)

    Autumn Gold and Portage champs have been lionized and muralized

  2. M. Sigfridsson (Sweden)

    Olympic finalists beat Jones and Homan in Stockholm; semis in Portage

  3. Rachel Homan (Ottawa)

    Lost Calgary final to JJ

  4. Silvana Tirinzoni (Switzerland)

    Semis in Stockholm, winner in Oakville, finalist in Basel

  5. Ayumi Ogasawara (Japan)

    Still climbing the rankings... is this Olympic veteran for real?

  6. Sherry Middaugh (Coldwater ON)

    Another fast start, with or without the skipper

  7. Satsuki Fujisawa (Japan)

    Cashed two cheques in Canadian Tour playoffs

  8. Julie Hastings (Thornhill ON)

    Together 4ever... now FOUR cheques in four attempts

  9. Val Sweeting (Edmonton)

    Doing just fine without Joanne Courtney, thank-you-very-much

  10. Kelly Scott (Kelowna)

    So much for retirement

  11. Eve Muirhead (Scotland)

    Semifinals earned in Brockville and Basel

  12. Binia Feltscher (Switzerland)

    Defending world champs go winless in Stockholm, undefeated in Basel

  13. Jill Thurston (Winnipeg)

    Storms into Top 15 with finalist appearance in Portage

  14. Chelsea Carey (Edmonton)

    Soared early with hometown win then struggled

  15. Casey Scheidegger (Lethbridge)

    Welcome to the Top 15!