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2016-17 NWBA Adult Division Pre-Season Rankings Announced

11/28/2016, 11:15pm CST
By NWBA

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – The NWBA Adult Division announced its 2016-17 Pre-Season Rankings for all three divisions. The defending Division I Champion Dallas Mavericks return in the No. 1 slot and look to defend its title at the 2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical in Louisville, Kentucky, March 30-April 2. The Mavericks return with several key players, including 2016 Paralympic gold medalist Aaron Gouge. 

The New York Rolling Knicks are the second-ranked squad in Division I, as they will have 2016 Paralympic gold medalist and Team USA co-captain Steve Serio making his appearance this season. The Milwaukee Bucks “A” team is ranked third overall, as they were the runner-ups at the 2016 NWBT.

In Division II, the newest NWBA Adult Division, the Milwaukee WASA Bucks come in at the No. 1 ranked favorite, with San Antonio ParaSport Spurs as the No. 2 ranked team.

The LWSRA Hawks earned the No. 1 ranking for the NWBA D-III teams, with the Arakansas Rollin’ Razorbacks and Rancho Renegades anchoring the No. 2 and 3 rankings, respectively.

The top 16 ranked teams will earn an invite to the 2017 NWBT presented by ABC medical in Louisville, Kentucky, March 30-April 2. 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.

2016-17 NWBA Adult Division I Pre-Season Rankings

  1. Dallas Mavericks

 2.   New York Rollin’ Knicks

 3.    Milwaukee Bucks “A”

 4.    Rogue Valley Scorpions

 5.    Sacramento Rollin’ Kings

 6.    University of Arizona Wildcats (Men’s)

 7.    Albuquerque Kings   

 8.    Utah Wheelin’ Jazz  

 9.    Mary Free Bed Pacers

10.   San Diego Wolfpack

11.   Miami Heat Wheels

12.   Denver Rolling Nuggets

13.   RIC Hornets

14.   Seattle Sonics

15.   Houston (TIRR Hotwheels)

16.   Shepherd Stealers

17.   Austin Rec’ers

18.   Courage Rolling Timberwolves

19.   Golden State Road Warriors/ Charlottesville Cardinals

20.   Missouri Predators/ MedStar NRH Punishers

 

2016-17 NWBA Adult Division II Pre-Season Rankings

1. Milwaukee WASA Bucks

2. San Antonio ParaSport Spurs

3. Nassau Kings

4. Miami Valley Raptors

5. Detroit Diehards

6. DFW Freewheelers

7. Cleveland Wheelchair Cavs

8. Tampa Bay Strong Dogs

9. Charlotte Rollin' Hornets

10. Fayetteville Flyers

11. Turnstone Bandits

12. MAPVA OKC Thunder/Chargers

13. PossAbilities Rolling Bears

14. Shepherd Stealers

15. Ft. Lauderdale Sharks

16. London Forest City Flyers

17. Music City Lightning

18. Mobile Patriots

19. LA Clippers Chairmen

20. Kansas Wheelhawks

 

2016-17 NWBA Adult Division III Pre-Season Rankings

1. LWSRA Hawks

2. Arkansas Rollin’ Razorbacks

3. Rancho Renegades

4. Las Vegas Yuccas

5. TIRR Hotwheels

6. Spartanburg Pistons

7. RHI Pacers

8. Brooks Ballers

9. Columbus WC Basketball Club

10. Rockford Chariots

11. USM Golden Eagles

12. RCRC Lightning

13. Brooklyn Nets

14. Seattle Sonics

15. Orlando Magic Wheels

16. Pittsburg Steelwheelers

17. Rochester Wheels

18. Portland Wheel Blazers

19. Louisville Spokes & Spires

20. Ft.Smith Shootin’ Stars

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