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2017-18 Adult Division Pre-Season Rankings Announced

10/10/2017, 4:00pm CDT
By Adult Division Executive Committee

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – The Adult Division Executive Committee announced its 2017-18 Pre-Season Rankings for all three divisions. The defending Adult Division I Champions Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks return in the No. 1 slot and look to defend their title at the 2018 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical in Louisville, Kentucky, April 12-15. The Mavericks return with several key players, including 2016 Paralympic gold medalist Aaron Gouge and 2017 NWBT Adult Division I MVP Andreas Kraft. 

The New York Rolling Knicks come in ranked second behind rival Mavericks and look for a rematch after coming up short against them 78-83 (OT) in the 2017 NWBA Division I National Championship Game. The Knicks are led by 2016 Paralympic gold medalist and Team USA co-captain Steve Serio and longtime member of the Canadian National Team Patrick Anderson. The Sacramento Rollin' Kings come in as the number three ranked team for Adult Division I with some new additions to the roster built around former U.S. Men's National Team member Joseph Chambers.

In Adult Division II the Miami Valley Raptors come in at the No. 1 ranked favorite as they look to improve on a 5th place at the 2017 NWBT. San Antonio ParaSport Spurs enter the 2017-18 campaign as the No. 2 ranked team, behind the Raptors who they fell to 76-56 at the 2017 NWBT. The Nassau Kings are slotted into the No. 3 spot after finishing last season with a impressive 27-4 record.

The TIRR Houston Hotwheels - DIII start the season in the top spot for Adult Division III coming off a 16-2 record and 5th place finish in 2016-17 season. The Columbus Wheelchair Basketball Club and Rancho Renegades anchor the No. 2 and 3 rankings, respectively for the Adult Division III.

The top 16 ranked teams for each Adult Division will earn an invite to the 2018 NWBT presented by ABC Medical in Louisville, Kentucky, April 12-15. The 48 teams from the three Adult Divisions will battle it out for a coveted national title on 12 basketball courts over four days of competition.

Adult Division I

1.    Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks

2.    New York Rollin’ Knicks                                       

3.    Sacramento Rollin’ Kings        

4.    Milwaukee Wheelchair Bucks (A)

5.    University of Arizona Wildcats - DI    

6.    RIC Hornets                                

7.    Albuquerque Kings  

8.    Utah Wheelin’ Jazz 

9.    Miami Heat Wheels                                   

10.   Seattle Sonics                                    

11.   TIRR Memorial Hermann Houston Hotwheels - DI                            

12.   Mary Free Bed Pacers                                   

13.   Denver Rolling Nuggets                                                                                                      

14.   Golden St. Road Warriors

15.   Courage Kenny Rolling Timberwolves

16.   MedStar NRH Punishers

17.   Missouri Predators

18.   Shepherd Stealers - DI      

19.   Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers 

20.   Toronto I

Adult Division II

1. Miami Valley Raptors

2. San Antonio ParaSport Spurs

3. Nassau Kings

4. LA Hotwheels

5. Ft. Lauderdale Sharks

6. LA Clippers Chairmen

7. London Forest City Flyers

8. Charlotte Rollin' Hornets (A)

9. Charlottesville Cardinals

10. Magee Spokemen

11. Wisconsin Thunder

12. Sportable Rim Riders

13. Tampa Bay Strong Dogs - DII

14. Oklahoma Rollin’ Trojans

15. University of Arizona Wildcats - DII

16. Austin Rec’ers

17. Cincinnati Royals

18. Music City Lightning

19. Detroit Diehards

20. Las Vegas Yuccas

Adult Division III

1. TIRR Houston Hotwheels

 2. Columbus WC Basketball Club

 3. Rancho Renegades

 4. Pittsburgh Steelwheelers

 5. Rockford Chariots

 6. RHI Pacers

 7. Tucson Lobos

 8. Phoenix WC Suns

 9. Triangle Thunder

10. Triad Trackers

11. Brooklyn Nets

12. Harrisonburg Cardinals

13. Louisville Spokes & Spires 

14. Spartanburg Pistons

15. Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets

16. CSULB Flying Wheels

17. Rochester Wheels

18. New Orleans Pelicans

19. Ft. Smith Shootin Stars

20. Chicago Skyhawks 

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