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Varsity Division - January Rankings

02/04/2016, 3:30pm CST

Junior Division Rankings updated

‚ÄčJanuary Rankings for the NWBA Junior Varsity Division have been released. This past month was very active with more teams playing in a variety of competitions. The top 17 spots remained pretty consistent from the previous rankings with the top 5 teams maintaining their positions. These top ranked teams played consistently well and this is reflected in the rankings.

The Milwaukee Jr. Bucks took over the No. 6 spot bumping the Utah Jr. Bucks down one position. Similarly the LWSRA claimed No. 10 pushing the Chicago Skyhawks to No. 11. The Seattle Jr. Sonics dropped a spot as well landing at No.13.

The Peoria Wildcats were the surprise team, with a massive jump into the top 20 getting ranked at No. 17. The Peoria team was No. 37 last month. This was due in part to its great showing at the Whitewater Junior Regional Tournament.  The Charlotte Rolling Hornets moved up from No. 40 to No. 34, and this marks a return to Junior Varsity play for the first time in several years.

Eight of the teams (highlighted with asterisks) have automatically qualified to take part in the National Tournament because they placed in the top two at their respective Junior Regional tournaments.

February and March will prove to be quite busy for the Junior Division with tournaments such as the Midwest Junior Regional Tournament and the San Diego Junior Tournament taking place in the coming weeks.

The top 16 teams will be invited to participate in the Junior Division National Tournament (NJWBT) and teams ranked 17-32 will play in the Junior Invitational Tournament (NJIT). Both will take place from April 7-10 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Click here for a list of upcoming tournaments:

Be sure to look out for the last ranking that will be issued in early March.  

Teams listed below with an asterisk (*) after their name have earned a spot at the National Tournament through their success at Regional Tournaments.

  1. Phoenix Jr. Suns*
  2. Dallas Jr. Mavericks - Blue*
  3. Minnesota Jr. Rolling Wolves*
  4. BlazeSports Jr. Wheelchair Hawks*
  5. Houston TIRR Hotwheels*
  6. Milwaukee Jr. Bucks*
  7. Utah Rush*
  8. Grand Rapid Jr. Pacers
  9. RHI Indy Racers
  10. LWSRA Falcons
  11. Chicago Skyhawks
  12. Rancho Renegades*
  13. Seattle Jr. Sonics
  14. ParaSport Spokane
  15. Turnstone Flyers
  16. Brooklyn Jersey Jr Nets
  17. Peoria Wildcats
  18. Synergy Jr Bulls
  19. Nebraska Red Dawgs
  20. Denver Jr. Nuggets
  21. Lakeshore Lakers
  22. Richmond Sportable Spokes
  23. Katie's Komets- White
  24. Fairfax Falcons
  25. Bennett Blazers
  26. BORP Jr Road Warriors
  27. Mad City Badgers
  28. Minnesota  Jr. Rolling Gophers
  29. Michigan Rollin' Pistons
  30. Rockford Jr. Chariots
  31. Michigan Challengers
  32. Tulsa Jammers
  33. Missouri Express
  34. Charlotte Rolling Hornets
  35. New York Rolling Fury
  36. Portland Jr. Wheel Blazers
  37. Achievement Center Cavaliers
  38. Oklahoma Blaze
  39. Mississippi Wheelcats
  40. San Antonio Stars
  41. The Revolution
  42. GLASA

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