Great Britain will enter next year's Winter Olympics with two curling teams ranked inside the world's top three.
Team GB are seeking to win their first curling medal since Rhona Howie's gold at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games and the World Curling Federation's latest rankings underline their undoubted podium potential.
Tom Brewster's rink, who David Murdoch skipped to a bronze medal at the recent World and European Championships, will enter the Games ranked second in the world behind reigning Olympic champions Canada and ahead of Niklas Edin's world champion Swedes.
Scottish world champion Eve Muirhead - who alongside Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Claire Hamilton won silver at the recent European Championships - will go into her second Olympics ranked third in the world.
Margaretha Sigfridsson's Swedish rink, who denied Muirfield the European title last month, will be ranked world number one with Canada, who will be skipped by Jennifer Jones in Sochi, second in the rankings.
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