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CHARLOTTESVILLE–The Charlottesville Cardinals are ranked 14th in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Top-Twenty poll released today.
Repeat defending champion the Dallas Movin’ Mavericks retained their #1 ranking with the Milwaukee Wheelchair Bucks and the New York Rollin’ Knicks respectively taking the #2 and #3 slots in the Championship Division poll (see below).
The 14th-ranked Cardinals moved up slightly in the poll from their 15th-place ranking at the end of the 2013 season. Charlottesville is currently 11-9 overall and 4-7 in Championship Division play. The Cardinals are 0-5 against the 3rd-ranked New York Rollin’ Knicks this season.
“Maybe if we play the Knicks a little less our record will improve,” laughed coach Tom Vandever.
The Cardinals enter the holiday season after a very busy fall. In addition to playing 20 games and traveling to Houston, Atlanta, Edinboro (near Erie, PA), and Philadelphia, the Cardinals have performed demonstration games and halftime exhibitions at Virginia State University, the University of Virginia, Piedmont Community College, and a number of local public schools.
The Cardinals will next travel to Birmingham, Alabama the weekend of January 10th-12th for the Pioneer Classic tournament.
NWBA Top Twenty Rankings, December 20, 2013
1) Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks
2) Milwaukee Wheelchair Bucks
3) New York Rollin Knicks
4) Austin (TX) Rec’ers
5) University of Arizona Wildcats-Men
6) Golden State (CA) Road Warriors
7) Utah Wheelin’ Jazz
8) Shepherd (Atlanta) Stealers
9) San Diego Sabres
10) Orlando Magic Wheels
11) Albuquerque Kings
12) RIC (Chicago) Hornets
13) Phoenix Banner Wheelchair Suns
14) Charlottesville (VA) Cardinals
15) Grand Rapids (MN) Pacers
16) Las Vegas Silver Bandits
17) Keystone (PA) Royals
18) Chicago Wheelchair Bulls
19) Oklahoma City Thunder
20) Minnesota Timberwolves
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About the Cardinals
The Charlottesville Cardinals are a nationally ranked wheelchair basketball team based in Charlottesville, VA. The team was formed in 1980 to provide athletes with disabilities an opportunity for exercise and competitive recreation as well as to educate the general public concerning the capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Since its formation, over 375 area athletes with disabilities have participated with the Cardinals and they have performed in front of over 75,000 people across the U.S. and Canada.
Please browse the website to learn more about us. For a current roster and team statistics, visit the team page. To see the Cardinals in action, see our media page or look at the event schedule and see us in person. If you have any questions or would like to schedule the Cardinals for a demonstration, please contact our team coordinator via the contact page. Thanks for visiting!