Pre-Season National Rankings Peg Charlottesville Cardinals At #9

Oct 11, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS,CO–The National Wheelchair Basketball Association released its pre-season rankings for all adult divisions and named the Charlottesville Cardinals #9 in Division II.

Other Virginia teams claiming top twenty rankings were the Harrisonburg (VA) Cardinals with a #12 ranking in Division III and the Sportable Richmond Rimriders at #12 in Division II.

In Division I the defending national champion Dallas Movin’ Mavericks held the #1 slot.  In Division II the Miami Valley (OH) Raptors gained the #1 ranking followed by the #2 San Antonio Parasport Spurs.  The TIRR Houston Hotwheels claimed the #1 ranking in Division III.

The 1-1 Cardinals will take the court again at the NWBA/Sportable National Invitational Tournament on October 20-22, 2017 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.  The #9 Cardinals will face off on Friday, October 20th against the #2 San Antonio team, and then take on the #3 Nassau (NY) squad and the #10 Philadelphia Magee Spokesmen on Saturday.  The tournament also features the #8 Charlotte Bobcats, the #12 Richmond Rimriders, the Fayetteville (NC) Flyers, and the Delaware Destroyers.

2017-18 NWBA Pre-Season Division II Rankings:

1. Miami Valley Raptors

2. San Antonio ParaSport Spurs

3. Nassau Kings

4. LA Hotwheels

5. Ft. Lauderdale Sharks

6. LA Clippers Chairmen

7. London Forest City Flyers

8. Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets (A)

9. Charlottesville Cardinals

10. Magee Spokemen

11. Wisconsin Thunder

12. Sportable Rim Riders

13. Tampa Bay Strong Dogs – DII

14. Oklahoma Rollin’ Trojans

15. University of Arizona Wildcats – DII

16. Austin Rec’ers

17. Cincinnati Royals

18. Music City Lightning

19. Detroit Diehards

20. Las Vegas Yuccas