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NWBA Junior Division December Power Rankings

By Junior Division Executive Committee, 12/29/21, 1:15PM CST


Hawks & Kings atop the first rankings of 21-22' season

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – The Junior Division Executive Committee of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) has announced the December Rankings for Varsity and Prep; first rankings of the season! 

With a later start to the season for several teams they have yet to play and will have to wait to make their debut on the rankings in January. There is already clarity, however, at the top of Varsity with the BlazeSports Jr. Hawks notching impressive wins against several top teams across the east and south.  Despite losing important contributors to graduation, the defending National Champion Cincinnati Dragons are also off to a strong start with their only losses coming to the top ranked BlazeSports Jr. Hawks Red. Kansas City Kings and Courage Kenny Jr. Rolling Timberwolves have also opened impressively with strong wins and fine team play. 

In the Prep division,  the Kansas City Kings start the season undefeated and atop the rankings.  Charlotte Rollin' Hornets Purple returns another disciplined team with multiple scoring threats while the Roger C. Peace Tigers claw their way into the top portion of the rankings with strong wins in early season tournament play.

The top 16 ranked teams for Varsity will earn an invite to play in the Toyota NWBA Varsity Wheelchair Basketball National Championships. Teams ranked 17-32 will receive an invite to participate in the Toyota NWBA Varsity Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. The top 16 ranked teams from Prep are initially offered an invitation to participate in the Toyota NWBA Prep Wheelchair Basketball National Championships. If a team does not accept their bid for postseason play, invitations will be sent to the next team, in order of ranking, until both tournaments are filled.

1. BlazeSports Jr. Hawks Red
2. Cincinnati Dragons
3. Kansas City Kings
4. Courage Kenny Jr. Rolling Timberwolves
5. RHI Racers
6. DASA Rolling Rams
7. Grizzles
8. Charlotte Rollin' Hornets
9. Lakeshore Lakers
10. Bennett Blazers
11. ATX (Austin)
12. Synergy Jr. Bulls
13. Dallas Jr. Mavs Blue
14. Fairfax Falcons
15. New York Rolling Fury
16. Turnstone Flyers
17. ParaSport Spokane
18. RMF Trojans
19. Mississippi Wheelcats
20. OKC Wheels of Thunder
21. Nebraska Red Dawgs
22. Katie's Komets
23. Brooks Bullsharks 
24. Rancho Halos
25. Jr. Road Warriors
26. Portland Jr. Wheel Blazers
28. Utah Rush
29. Mary Free Bed Jr. Pacers
30. BlazeSports Jr. Hawks White
31. Dallas Jr. Mavs White
32. Motor City Wheelz

1. Kansas City Kings
2. Charlotte Rollin' Hornets - Purple
3. Roger C. Peace
4. OKC Wheels of Thunder
5. Cincinnati Dragons
6. Nebraska Red Dawgs
7. RHI Jr. Racers
8. Bennett Blazers
9. Fairfax Falcons
10. Courage Kenny Rolling Rowdies
11. LWSRA Hawks
12. NY Rolling Fury
13. Dallas Jr Wheelchair Mavericks
14. Seattle Jr Sonics
15. ParaSport 
16. Lakeshore Sharks