Power Rankings
by IIHF.com|02 APR 2024
Leading our first Power Rankings, the U.S. hopes to parlay the positive energy from last year’s gold medal win in Brampton into another title in Utica.
photo: © International Ice Hockey Federation / Matt Zambonin
Host U.S. debuts on top, Canada second, Czechs third

Home ice advantage, anybody? The defending champion Americans, blessed with speed and skill to burn, are excited to host the world in Utica, New York. They open atop our first Power Rankings of the 2024 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. The Canadians are hungry to prove that last year’s 6-3 loss in the gold medal game in Brampton, Ontario was just a blip, and they’re right there in second place. Meanwhile, the Czechs, who won the bronze medal in both 2022 and 2023, debut in third place. This year’s tournament should be a wild roller coaster ride, and we are here to fulfill all your Power Rankings needs!
1 USA Nobody’s seizing our gold medal assets
2 CAN Is this Toronto’s year?
3 CZE Always making Prague-ress
4 SUI It’s good to be 4 if you’re Bobby Orr
5 FIN It’s good to be 37 if you’re Jenni Hiirikoski
6 SWE Hey hey! Ho ho! We wanna go to Milano!
7 JPN We like the way you think, Sweden
8 GER Prefer diving? Watch Euro 2024
9 CHN Hi! We’re kinda new here...
10 DEN No, China, you can’t sit with us at lunch
Click here to check out the previous editions of the Power Rankings.

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