Bob Corson, Chairman IWWF Ranking
The Waterski Council decided that because of the effects of the global pandemic which meant that many skiers did not have the opportunity to record scores and that the total number of scores was greatly reduced, that the 2020 Rankings would be a combination of the 2019 rankings and the 2020 rankings. One important decision is that skiers would at least retain their 2019 ranking position in the 2020 rankings. The effect of this is that the actual ranking number assigned may not be in sequential order but nevertheless that is the official ranking.
specific combination process
1. for each division, each skier collect 2019 and 2020 ranking data and placement
2. extract the better performance from 2019 and 2020 data only lists but retain the 2019 placement
3. List performances in order for each division and assign ranking as either the sequential placement number or the 2019 ranking whichever is higher
Note: The format has been changed to order the list by rank rather than performance (2/16/21)