Firstly can I say the IBF world rankings site is superb and offers a wealth of information allowing fans to track players progress. Looking at the current mens rankings a few pairs jump out at me as being (with no disrespect ) at an unrealistically high ranking. No.6 Shirley / Gordon NZL No.9 Han / Bach USA Plus there are many other pairs from "weaker" countries in the top 20. Now these pairs ranking are based on winning smaller tournaments in Australia or America/ Europe, generally when playing the top tournaments they lose to lower Danish/English pairs. Of course most fans know the rankings are often to be ignored at the big events but when seeding and qualification are based on ranking this can lead to uneven draws at the top events. SHould the rankings system be changed to get a truer picture of the top players position or if these pairs choose to support the lower tournaments and take the points on offer is that fair enough? Is it good because we see far more countries in the top rankings? A second point when a player loses form through injury should their previous high ranking be taken into account. For instance Gade and Rasmussen were seeded below the english players at the US open.