The Power Rankings are for the enjoyment of IIHF.com readers, and reflect the progress of teams during the IIHF World Championship. They are distinct from the official IIHF World Ranking.

Power Rankings (as of May 15)

1.

FINLAND
The best things in life are worth waiting for. Congratulations, Suomi!

2.

SWEDEN
So sorry about the silver, Sweden

3.

CZECH REPUBLIC
Russia, you just got Cervenka-ed

4.

RUSSIA
Real Ovechkin emerges from hiding in Brazil, denounces impostor

5.

CANADA
Sorry, Bob – the dog ate my homework and I slept in

6.

NORWAY
We won the Nordic bronze medal! Yay us!

7.

GERMANY
Danke schön, Uwe

8.

USA
Palin still contemplating run for USA Hockey presidency

9.

SWITZERLAND
Soon, Raphael Diaz will be more famous than Cameron Diaz

10.

SLOVAKIA
We delivered on our guarantee – of great beer and gorgeous women

11.

DENMARK
Not great, but almost as good as Slovakia

12.

FRANCE
Not good, but almost as mediocre as Denmark

13.

LATVIA
We're still here

14.

BELARUS
So are we!

15.

AUSTRIA
“Relegate Me Amadeus”

16.

SLOVENIA
If you can spell “Ljubljana,” come party with us in Division I next year



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