Cardinals Remain #8 In Latest National Ranking

Dec 21, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA–The Charlottesville Cardinals wheelchair basketball team remained ranked #8 nationally in Division II in the latest rankings issued by the National Wheelchair Basketball Association today.

The Cardinals began the current season ranked #9 and moved up to the #8 slot after defeating the top-ranked Nassau Kings and the highly-ranked Ft. Lauderdale Sharks and San Antonio ParaSport Spurs in October and the Cardinals currently boast a 9-3 record against Division II opponents.  Two of the Cardinals’ losses have come at the hands of the #7 Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets, with the Cardinals losing by 4 points in each contest.

In Division III, the Harrisonburg, Virginia Cardinals moved up to #6.

Throughout December and into early January the Cardinals will hold exhibitions and trainings at a number of public schools in the area.  The Cardinals will also appear at the inaugural parade for Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam in Richmond, VA on January 13th.

“We’re very happy with our progress as a team at this point in time,” said player-coach Tom Vandever.  “We still have a lot of work ahead as we move into the second half of the season.”

NWBA Division II Rankings (December 21, 2017):

  1. Nassau Kings
  2. Miami Valley (OH) Raptors
  3. NMC San Diego Wolf Pack
  4. Los Angeles Hot Wheels
  5. Los Angeles Boyle Heights Kodiaks
  6. Ft. Lauderdale Sharks
  7. Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets
  8. Charlottesville Cardinals
  9. Philadelphia Magee Spokesmen
  10. Austin Rec’ers
  11. San Antonio ParaSport Spurs
  12. Kansas Wheelhawks
  13. Oklahoma Rollin’ Trojans
  14. University of Arizona Wildcats
  15. Madonna Magic
  16. Tampa Bay Strong Dogs
  17. Richmond Sportable Rimriders
  18. Delaware Destroyers
  19. Wisconsin Thunder
  20. Cincinnati Royals