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2019 NWBA Junior Division Power Rankings- January

01/29/2019, 3:00pm CST

Minnesota Rolling Rowdies and TIRR Memorial Hermann Hotwheels Remain on Top

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO- The Junior Division Executive Committee has announced the Junior Division Power Ranking for the month of January for the Prep and Varsity levels of play.

Prep- Staying on top of the pack at No. 1 and No. 2 from Decembers Power Rankings are the Minnesota Rolling Rowdies and the Bennett Blazers. Cracking into the top five this week into the No. 3 spot is the Nebraska Red Dawgs, who were previously ranked at the No. 8 spot in December. And rounding out the top 5 includes some familiar faces, the Lakeshore Sharks and the Synergy Jr. Bulls.

Varsity- The power rankings for this month haven’t changed much from December. The TIRR Memorial Hermann Jr. Hotwheels remain at the top at No.1 for January. The No. 2 Minnesota Jr. Rolling Timberwolves and No. 3 WASA Jr. Bucks switch spots in the power rankings this month with the Bucks moving to No. 2 and Timberwolves at No. 3. While some teams in the top 5 have been moving around, the BlazeSports Jr. Hawks remain at the No. 4 ranking for the second straight month. The Chicago Skyhawks leapfrog the Nebraska Red Dawgs this month to finish up the Top 5 for the Junior Varsity Division.

The top 16 ranked teams for Varsity will earn an invite to play in the 2019 Toyota National Varsity Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Teams ranked 17-32 will receive an invite to participate in the 2019 Toyota National Varsity Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. 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.

The Toyota National Junior Prep, Varsity and Varsity Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournaments will be held March 29-31 in New Lenox, IL.

2019 January Top 20 Prep Rankings:

1. Minnesota Rolling Rowdies

2. Bennett Blazers

3. Nebraska Red Dawgs Jr.

4. Lakeshore Sharks

5. Synergy Jr. Bulls

6. BlazeSports Jr. Hawks

7. Charlotte Prep- Purple

8. Turnstone Flyers

9. RHI Jr. Racers

10. NY Rollin’ Fury

11. Chicago Skyhawks

12. Mary Free Bed Jr. Pacers

13. WASA Junior Bucks

14. LWSRA Hawks

15. Fairfax Falcons

16. OKC Wheels of Thunder

17. Sportability Rolling Panthers

18. G-Cats

19. STRAPS Stars

20. Dallas Jr. Mavs


2019 January Top 40 Varsity Rankings:

1. TIRR Memorial Hermann Hotwheels*

2. WASA Bucks*

3. Minnesota Jr. Rolling Timberwolves*

4. BlazeSports Jr. Hawks

5. Chicago Skyhawks*

6. Nebraska Red Dawgs*

7. Fairfax Falcons*

8. Cincinnati Dragons*

9. Rancho Renegades*

10. Seattle Jr. Sonics

11. Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets

12. ATX (Austin)

13. ACC Junior Wheelchair Cavaliers*

14. LWSRA Hawks

15. Sportable Spokes*

16. Lakeshore Lakers

17. Denver Jr. Rolling Nuggets

18. Mad City Badgers

19. RHI Racers

20. OKC Wheels of Thunder

21. BORP Jr. Road Warriors

22. Dallas Jr. Mavs- Blue

23. Katie’s Komets

24. Ryan Martin Foundation Trojans

25. ParaSport Spokane

26. Bennett Blazers

27. San Diego Hammer

28. DASA Jr. Rolling Rams (St. Louis)

29. Motor City Wheelz

30. UAH Chargers

31. Mary Free Bed Jr. Pacers

32. Turnstone Flyers

33. Minnesota Jr. Rolling Gophers

34. SportAbility Rolling Panthers

35. Synergy Junior Bulls

36. Kansas City Kings

37. Music City Thunder

38. Miami Valley Jr. Raptors

39. Mississippi Wheelcats

40. Rockford Junior Chariots

*Teams noted with an asterisk (*) are already qualified for the 2019 Toyota NWBA National Tournament Championship Series with a secured bid to one of the national tournaments.

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