Finish 18’s 16’s 14’s 12’s
 # of teams 8+ <8 8+ <8 8+ <8 8+ <8
1st 400 200 300 150 200 100 100 50
2nd 360 180 270 135 180 90 90 45
3rd 320 160 240 120 160 80 80 40
4th 280 140 210 105 140 70 70 35
5th 240 120 180 90 120 60 60 30
6th 200 100 150 75 100 50 50 25
7th 160 80 120 60 80 40 40 20
8th 120 60 90 45 60 30 30 15
9th 80 40 60 30 40 20 20 10
13th 60 20 45 15 30 10 15 5
17th 40 30 20 10
25th 20 15 10 5
33rd 16 12 8 4
37th 8 6 4 2
41st 4 3 2 1
57th 2 1.5 1 0.5
  1. Your ranking will be a sum of your points for the best 4 finishes in last 365 days with points falling off at the 365 day anniversary from the oldest event on record.
    – “Best finishes” refers to the highest points received not the highest place: for example, a 5th place finish at an event in any age group with > 32 teams awards more points and will be used in the ranking over a 1st place finish at an event with < 32 teams.
    – Ranking points will not decrease from playing in lower level tournaments or having lower finishes after reaching 4 finishes.
  2. Points awarded at particular tournaments are based on the number of teams.
    – The number of teams are broken down by three categories, 8-15 teams, 16-31 teams, and 32 or more teams.
    – A tournament’s points can be determined by looking at the number of teams in an age group and the level of the event. For example if there are 45 teams in a tournament, the points will be awarded for > 32 point column.
  3. A minimum of eight teams is required in any division for maximum points to be awarded. For those Events held in March and April where some field sizes are under 8 teams, the points will be calculated at 50% of the age groups points in the < 16 Ranking Point Structure.
  4. Points are awarded per person, not per team. For example a 1st place in U18 will award each player 400 points, not 200 each.
  5. Each player will earn points by competing in their age group in which his or her birthday falls. If a player competes in a higher age group, they will earn points for both their own age group and in the age group in which they compete.
    – This means that players could be ranked in multiple age groups. This structure is designed to encourage athletes to play up. Points earned at a higher level can be used as a finish in their own age group.
    – The NVL RIZE Ranking Points structure is designed to present opportunities for players to compete at a higher level without penalizing themselves or those in the division.
    – The Initial Ranking for a player competing at a higher level from their age group will be calculated at 20% of their current age group ranking. Once a player competes in an upper age group those points earned will become their ranking for that age group going forward.