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2017-18 Junior Division January Rankings

01/04/2018, 11:00am CST
By Junior Division Ranking Committee

New No. 1 in Junior Prep Division

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – The Junior Division Ranking Committee has announced the 2017-18 January Rankings for Junior Varsity and Junior Prep Divisions. The TIRR Memorial Hermann Houston Junior Hotwheels retain the top spot for the Junior Varsity Division. The Minnesota Rolling Rowdies jump two spots to become the No. 1 ranked team in Junior Prep Division.

The TIRR Memorial Hermann Houston Junior Hotwheels remain No. 1 ranked  team in Junior Varsity Division and undefeated on the season as (11-0). The BlazeSports Jr. Hawks and RHI Racers remain respectfully at No. 2 and No. 3 in the rankings. The WASA Jr. Bucks jump two spots to No. 4 after a strong showing at the Rockford Holiday Tournament. The Nebraska Red Dawgs crack the top five for the first time this season as they jump from No. 8 to No. 5 in the Junior Varsity Division Rankings.

The Minnesota Rolling Rowdies capture the No. 1 spot with a December that featured being crowned Champions of the Rockford Holiday Tournament. The Rowdies' were undefeated during tournament play that ended with a 36-18 victory over the Turnstone Flyers. The Turnstone Flyers secure the second spot in the Junior Prep Division Rankings with a division high in wins this season with 13 victories.

The LWSRA Rolling Hawks drop two spots to No. 3 after losing 25-13 to the Minnesota Rolling Rowdies at the Rockford Holiday Tournament. Rounding out the top five teams for the Junior Prep Division are the same teams from the season's inaugural rankings, with Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets Prep-Purple at No. 4 and the Lakeshore Sharks at No. 5.

The top 16 ranked teams for Varsity will earn an invite to play in the National Junior Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NJWBT) at the 2018 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWBT) presented by ABC medical in Louisville, Kentucky, April 12-15, 2018. Teams ranked 17-32 will receive an invite to participate in the National Junior Invitational Tournament at the 2017 NWBT. If a team does not accept their bid for post season play, invitations will be sent to the next team, in order of ranking, until both tournaments are filled. For more information on the 2018 NWBT presented by ABC Medical please visit http://www.nwba.org/2018nwbt.

The top 16 ranked teams from Prep are initially offered an invitation to participant in the National Prep Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NPWBT) at the 2018 NWBT. After confirming the intent to attend of the top 16 teams an invitation is sent to the remaining teams to fill all 16 slots for the NPWBT.

Teams noted with an asterisk (*) are already qualified for the 2018 NWBT with secured bid.”

 

Junior Varsity Division

  1. TIRR Memorial Hermann Houston Junior Hotwheels*
  2. BlazeSports Jr. Hawks*
  3. RHI Racers*
  4. WASA Junior Bucks
  5. Nebraska Red Dawgs
  6. Utah Rush*
  7. Minnesota Jr. Rolling Timberwolves*
  8. Lakeshore Lakers*
  9. Dallas Jr. Wheelchair Mavericks*
  10. ParaSport Spokane
  11. Peoria Wildcats
  12. Charlotte Rollin' Hornets
  13. Denver Jr. Rolling Nuggets
  14. Seattle Jr. Sonics
  15. Chicago Skyhawks Junior 10’
  16. Mad City Badgers
  17. Mary Free Bed Jr. Pacers A
  18. Tulsa Jammers*
  19. Sportable Spokes
  20. Fairfax Falcons
  21. LWSRA Rolling Hawks
  22. Rancho Renegades
  23. Rockford Jr. Chariots
  24. RHI Racers B
  25. Katie's Komets
  26. Ryan Martin Foundation Trojans
  27. San Diego Hammer
  28. Achievement Centers Jr. Wheelchair Cavaliers
  29. Bennett Blazers Varsity
  30. Motor City Wheelz - Varsity (previously MI Pistons/Challengers)
  31. BORP Jr. Road Warriors
  32. St. Louis Jr. Rolling Rams
  33. UAH Chargers
  34. Synergy Jr. Bulls
  35. Mississippi WheelCats
  36. Minnesota Gophers
  37. Portland Jr. Wheel Blazers
  38. Cincinnati Dragons
  39. Miami Valley Jr. Raptors
  40. Music City Thunder

 

Junior Prep Division

  1. Minnesota Rolling Rowdies
  2. Turnstone Flyers–Junior Prep
  3. LWSRA Hawks
  4. Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets Prep-Purple
  5. Lakeshore Sharks
  6. Fairfax Falcons
  7. Oklahoma Blaze
  8. Bennett Blazers Prep
  9. RHI Racers
  10. WASA Junior Bucks
  11. Synergy Jr. Bulls
  12. Mary Free Bed Jr. Pacers
  13. Nebraska Red Dawgs
  14. SportAbility Rolling Panthers
  15. BlazeSports Orange
  16. Chicago Skyhawks Junior Prep
  17. Motor City Wheelz - Prep (previously MI Pistons/Challengers)
  18. Cincinnati Dragons
  19. Phoenix Banner Wheelchair Suns
  20. Katie's Komets 

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