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Championship Division: February 2016 Top 20

By NWBA, 02/16/16, 7:00PM CST


Dallas Mavericks Maintain No. 1 Championship Division Ranking For February

The Dallas Mavericks maintained its stronghold on the No. 1 ranking for the NWBA Championship Division for February with its perfect 15-0 record on the year. The Valentine’s Day weekend saw the Mavericks defeat the UTA Movin Mavs, 68-51, and the No. 9 ranked Austin Rec’ers, 64-59. 

The Milwaukee Bucks “A” squad moved into the No. 2 position, bumping the New York Rollin’ Knicks from the slot for the first time all season. The Knicks moved down into the No. 3 overall position. 

Rounding out the top 10 is No. 4 Bay City Thunder, who were previously No. 6 in January, while the Rogue Valley Scorpions maintained the No. 5 position. The University of Arizona Wildcats dropped two positions to No. 6, while the Utah Wheelin’ Jazz, Sacramento Rollin’ Kings and Austin Rec’ers maintained the No. 7-9 positions, respectively. 

The big movers in February were the Mary Free Bed Pacers who are ranked No. 10 overall, up from No. 18 in January. The Mary Free Bed Pacers are back into its preseason ranking position. 

There are several teams on the bubble as the 2016 NWBA Championship Division winds down. Only the top 16 teams in the Championship Division earn an invite to the 2016 NWBA National Tournament presented by ABC Medical in Louisville, Ky., April 7-10.

The Albuquerque Kings, Miami Heat Wheels and Charlottesville Cardinals are positioned No. 14-16, while the RIC Hornets, Shepherd Stealers, San Antonio Spurs and Columbia Predators round out No. 17-20. 

NWBA Championship Division February Rankings

1.    Dallas Mavericks (Previously – 1)
2.    Milwaukee Bucks “A” (3)
3.    New York Rollin’ Knicks (2)
4.    Bay City Thunder (6)
5.    Rogue Valley Scorpions (5)
6.    University of Arizona Wildcats (4)
7.    Utah Wheelin’ Jazz (7)
8.    Sacramento Rollin’ Kings (8)
9.    Austin Rec’ers (9) 
10.    Mary Free Bed Pacers (18)
11.    Golden State Road Warriors (10)
12.    San Diego Wolfpack (11) 
13.    Seattle Sonics (12) 
14.    Albuquerque Kings (13)
15.    Miami Heat Wheels (14) 
16.    Charlottesville Cardinals (15) 
17.    RIC Hornets (16) 
18.    Shepherd Stealers (17)
19.    San Antonio Spurs (19) 
20.    Columbia Predators (Not ranked)