BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - MAY 15: The team of Czech Republic celebrate after winning the IIHF World Championship bronze medal match between Czech Republic and Russia at Orange Arena on May 15, 2011 in Bratislava, Slovakia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
When all is said and done, this is how the countries sorted themselves out for the 2011 IIHF World Championship season. After the jump, you can see all the standings from 17th through 43rd (and beyond):
Japan did not participate in this year's championships due to the earthquake/tsunami that devastated the country in March. As a result, they will officially be given 28th place, but next year will maintain the 21st seed they earned in 2010, and play in Division 1A as a result.