This Wednesday the IBJJF has released its black belt ranking.
The organization has divided 150 athletes into two groups: the male top 100 and female top 50. The ranking takes into account the points of each athlete who placed at least third in the black belt adult division at an IBJJF Gi official tournaments since January 2010.
From now on, the ranking will be updated after each Gi championship and will be made available to the public.
The standings will serve as a parameter for drawing up the brackets at IBJJF Gi championships (the highest ranked athletes take preference in the brackets) as well as the qualifying criteria for the IBJJ Pro League.
In the male ranking, Rodolfo Vieira tops the standings with 976.5 pts, followed by Bernardo Faria (963pts) and Marcus Vinicius Buchecha (795pts).
In the female ranking, Gabrielle Garcia leads with 1530pts, with Michelle Nicolini in second (1021.5) and Luanna Alzuguir in third (1006.5).
Here is the link to the complete standings.