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NWBA Junior rankings updated for February

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Utah Rush. Image credit: Utah Rush

Last week, NWBA Junior were update for February.  There was a fair amount of movement in the top ten from the January rankings.  The Milwaukee Heat moved down from 3rd to 5rd.  The Seattle Jr. Sonics moved down from 4th to 7th. The Dallas Jr. Mavericks moved down one from 5th to 6th.   The Nebraska Red Dawgs moved from 10th up to 3rd.  The Atlanta Jr. Wheelchair Hawks moved up from 9th to 4th.  The Grand Rapid Jr. Pacers fell from 6th to 9th. The Turnstone Flyers fell from 8th to 10th.  Despite all this movement, no new teams cracked the top ten.

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The rankings also the addition of nine new teams, going from 40 ranked teams to 49 ranked teams.  These teams include 37th ranked Portland Jr. Wheel Blazers, the only one above the original 40 ranked teams mark include the Oklahoma Blaze, San Antonio Stars, Bridge II Sports Jr Thunder, Katie’s Komets- Red, Raleigh Revolution, Dallas Jr. Mavericks- Blue, NY Rolling Fury Blue, and Nebraska Red Dawgs B.

 

Earlier today on Facebook. the Utah Rush expressed happiness with their current ranking of eighth, despite dropping one place from their 7th place ranking in January.

 

wheelchair basketball players in circle around coach

The Atlanta Jr. Wheelchair Hawks huddle during a game at the Midwest Junior Regional Tournament . Image credit: BlazeSports America

This ranking period includes the Midwest Junior Regional Tournament which took place in mid-January and saw a number of ranked teams participating. On the first day of competition, the Atlanta Jr. Wheelchair Hawks finished the competition with a 2 – 1 record. They won their first game against the Utah Rush, lost their second to the Milwaukee Heat by five points, then beat the RHI Indy Racers. The Utah Rush had a 0 – 3 record on the first day, going down to the Milwaukee Heat, Atlanta Jr. Wheelchair Hawk and Nebraska Red Dawgs.

 

The full NWBA Junior ’10 February rankings are:
Rank Team Name
1 Houston TIRR Hotwheels
2 Courage Center Jr. Timberwolves
3 Nebraska Red Dawgs
4 Atlanta Jr. Wheelchair Hawks
5 Milwaukee Heat
6 Dallas Jr. Mavericks – White (V)
7 Seattle Jr. Sonics
8 Utah Rush
9 Grand Rapid Jr. Pacers
10 Turnstone Flyers
11 LWSRA Falcons
12 Tulsa Jammers
13 Parasport Spokane
14 Katie’s Komets- White
15 Rockford Jr. Chariots
16 New Jersey Jr Nets
17 Phoenix Jr. Suns
18 Rancho Renegades
19 Bennett Blazers
20 Missouri Express
21 BORP Cruisers
22 Chicago Skyhawks
23 Richmond Sportable Spokes
24 Mad City Badgers
25 Lakeshore Lakers
26 Mississippi Wheelcats
27 Southwest Jr Lobos
28 RHI Indy Racers
29 New York Rolling Furry Orange
30 Michigan Rollin’ Pistons
31 Denver Jr. Nuggets
32 Michigan Challengers
33 Jr. Sioux Wheelers
34 Fairfax Falcons
35 San Diego Hammer
36 Peoria Wildcats
37 Portland Jr. Wheel Blazers
38 Courage Center Jr. Gophers
39 GLASA
40 Synergy Jr Bulls
41 Oklahoma Blaze
42 Achievement Center Cavaliers
43 San Antonio Stars
44 Bridge II Sports Jr Thunder
45 Katie’s Komets- Red
46 Raleigh Revolution
47 Dallas Jr. Mavericks- Blue
48 NY Rolling Fury Blue
49 Nebraska Red Dawgs B

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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