How the ESF ranking system works:
There are three rankings: for women’s fastpitch, men’s fastpitch and slowpitch.
Rankings are based on points (multiplied by 100) given according to final standings at European Championships in all categories, with the following weighting:
· Senior European Championship – 100%
· Junior European Championship – 50%
· All others (U22 and U16) – 25%
The ranking system only takes into account the two most recent championships in each category, with the following weighting:
· Most recent ECh – 100%
· Previous ECh – 50%
A total of all the points awarded determines the placement of each country in each ranking.