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USSA National Ranking List

Tue, Apr  22, 2008 - By USSA

USSA National Ranking List - Information

The USSA National Ranking List is used to rank all eligible USSA athletes in scored races based on the FIS point calculation (see Race Points and Calculating Penalties). Racers may obtain points by entering any races designated as USSA National Calendar Events or scored races. Competitors must be current competitor members of USSA at the time of the competition to be eligible for points and a competitor’s USSA number must appear on the official results in order to be scored. The updated NRL will be posted at

Minimum and maximum penalties, which may affect the points in each race, are applied based on quality and importance of the competition. Categories of races to be scored, and their corresponding minimum penalties are as follows:

Event Category Minimum/Maximum Penalty
World Cup, Olympic and World Championships 0.00
Continental Cup, National Champs, NCAA Champs, American Birkebeiner*, SuperTour 15.00
U23 World Championships 25.00 (maximum)
International Spring Series 35.00
World Junior Championships 35.00 (maximum)
National Championships 50.00 men and 95.00 women (maximum)
Regional Scored Events, NCAA Regional Events 60.00 men and 110.00 women

* Note: Only the top-30 finishers at the American Birkebeiner will be scored.


The USSA National Ranking List is based on a racer’s four best results during the previous 12 months, which are used to determine his or her final score. Those athletes with fewer than four scored events will be penalized 22% (with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 26 points) of their overall score. Ranking for both sprint and distance disciplines will also be calculated, using a racer’s best three results in that discipline. While the USSA NRL is based on the FIS point calculation, it is a separate list from the FIS list.

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If you have a question regarding your USSA or FIS points or ranking, or an event result, please be sure to provide USSA with sufficient details to help you. Most notably, indicate your sport (alpine, cross country, freestyle, etc.).

  1. Name of athlete and USSA number (if known)
  2. Sport (alpine, cross country, freestyle, nordic combined, ski jumping, snowboard)
  3. USSA or FIS issue
  4. USSA or FIS event ID (if appropriate and known) or location and date(s)
  5. Your specific question

Click below to send an email with your specific question or contact:

Alice Anderson,
National Rankings Coordinator