Power Rankings: Virtual Edition
by IIHF.com|19 MAY 2020
Heading into the Virtual World Championship quarter-finals, the fans deserve the credit as Latvia stays first overall in our Power Rankings.
photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
Can anyone stop this Latvian juggernaut? Latvia upset Russia to retain first place in our fourth Power Rankings as we gear up for the quarter-finals. The Czechs jump up into second place, while Finland slides into third.
1 LAT The World Hockey Organization has declared this a fan-demic
2 CZE Who isn’t jumping isn’t annoying the neighbours, hop hop hop!
3 FIN Female leaders + metal bands = winning
4 SVK Hell, we forgot to salute Helsinki! Any medal is nice…
5 SWE We’re usually good at quarter-finals, right?
6 SUI The U.S. plays hockey like Michael Jordan plays baseball
7 CAN Hey, who sent Riga Black Balsam to our hotel rooms?
8 RUS Foiled again by Irbe’s dirty old pads!
9 NOR It’s disappointing...but enough about the price of oil
10 GBR Belarus is the new France
12 GER Thanks to all our fans, including the cardboard ones
13 DEN “Duckly here. No, Cooly, I haven’t applied for benefits.”
14 ITA Our pre-game lasagne was better than their pre-game lasagne
15 BLR Not as sweet as Salt Lake
16 KAZ Don’t be dissing lasagne Nur-Sultan-style
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 this Virtual World Championship with scores based on fan voting. They are distinct from the official standings and IIHF World Ranking.