Snooker world rankings 1984/1985: The professional world rankings for 61 of the top 64 snooker players in the 1984/1985 season are listed below.
The tournaments that counted towards these rankings were those which were open to all professional players over three seasons. These tournaments were the Jameson International Open 1982 and 1983, the Professional Players Tournament 1982 and 1983, the 1984 Lada Classic, and the 1982, 1983 and 1984 Embassy World Championships. Steve Davis was ranked first with 32 points, some way ahead of Tony Knowles in second place with 21, Cliff Thorburn (3rd, with 20) and Kirk Stevens (4th, with 19). John Virgo, who did not win any ranking points in the 1983-1984 season was the only player to lose their place in the top 16 from the previous year. Willie Thorne joined the top 16.
No points were awarded to a player who did not win any matches in a given tournament. (For example, a top 16 player seeded into the last 32 of the world championship would not win any merit points if they lost their first match.
||Other Ranking Tournaments
|Last 16 Loser
|Last 32 Loser
||1 merit point
||0.5 merit point