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UTM Rawlings Power Rankings - June 4

This update was sitting in our draft articles... sorry for the delay. Here is the UTM Rawlings Power Rankings Update for June 4.

Midget Tier 1

No real adjustments this week, as for the most part the top-10 group was not in an event where they interacted much with each other. Waterloo went 7-0-0 down in Columbus, crushing several of the teams in the course of the weekend. Guelph Gators won the Humber Softball Classic, earning the win over Brampton (A) in the final game. None of the teams ahead of Guelph were in the Humber event. Similar situation this week in Barrie, as many of the T1 U19 teams aren’t participating. Chance for Six Nations, UTM, and Milton to improve their ranking perhaps? Watch out for the Vikings 02 squad, who may just steal the event.

Rank U19 TIER 1 Last Week Change High Low
1 Waterloo Ghosts Gold 1 - 1 2
2 Oakville Angels 2 - 1 4
3 Windsor Wildcats 3 - 2 3
4 Brampton Blazers (M) 4 - 3 4
5 Guelph Gators 5 - 5 7
6 Toronto Fastpitch Club 6 - 6 9
7 Brampton Blazers (A) 7 - 5 6
8 Six Nations Orange 8 - 8 11
9 UTM Revolution 1 10 1 7 10
10 Milton Bats 14 4 10 14

Midget Tier 2

Similar to Midget 1, not much change to the Top-10. We have bumped Springfield into the top-5 following a good show this past weekend for them at the Humber Tier 1 event. There is a nice Tier 2 group participating in Barrie this weekend, so we should get a sense of whether or not our assessment of the top-10 is accurate. LaSalle, Waterloo, and Kitchener are all missing, and the Vikings 01 team is playing in the T1 group. Chance for Cambridge to show some improvement vs last weekend. Also watch Palmerston and Tavistock this weekend as well.

Rank U19 TIER 2 Last Week Change High Low
1 LaSalle Athletics Gold 1 - 1 3
2 Waterloo Ghosts Black 2 - 1 2
3 Vaughan Vikings 01 3 - 3 12
4 Kitchener Klassics 4 - 2 4
5 Springfield Brewers 6 1 5 14
6 Ontario Yankees 5 -1 2 6
7 London Lightning 7 - 3 9
8 Palmerston Marlins 8 - 5 8
9 Guelph Gators 9 - 6 10
10 Tavistock Athletics 10 - 8 10

Bantam Tier 1

As mentioned above, we consider Vaughan 02 to possibly be the favorite in the U19 T1 Barrie Bash this weekend, we shall see how our pick goes. We keep them in the #1 position again, despite very little game interaction with other Bantam 1 teams. The Vikings should/are aware that there are many Tier 1 Bantam teams that are very capable, and some equal or better than some of the mid-range U19 Tier 1 teams the Vikings have been facing. Good tournament for the Bantam 1 group this weekend in Barrie. Miss North, Brampton, UTM, Brantford all participating.

Rank U16 TIER 1 Last Week Change High Low
1 Vaughan Vikings 02 1 - 1 1
2 Windsor Wildcats 02 2 - 2 9
3 UTM Revolution 2K2 3 - 3 5
4 Waterloo Ghosts Gold 4 - 2 4
5 Mississauga North Tigers 02 5 - 3 7
6 Brantford Bobcats Black 6 - 2 6
7 Mississauga SW Hurricanes 02 9 2 4 10
8 Tavistock Athletics 02 7 -1 6 8
9 Mississauga North Tigers 03 8 -1 7 11
10 Halton Hawks 03 11 1 8 10

Bantam Tier 2

Oakville Angels 03 – playing up in Tier 1 this weekend at the Bash, good move for this team – challenge themselves mid-season. Vaughan holds the number 2 spot. Palmerston is in the 3rd spot. We have Kingston and London with some big gains this week. Springfield’s two teams are also making noise and look to be very capable against the top teams in this category.

Rank U16 TIER 2 Last Week Change High Low
1 Oakville Angels 03 1 - 1 3
2 Vaughan Vikings 03 2 - 2 7
3 Palmerston Marlins 03 3 - 3 8
4 Kingston Kobras 7 - 4 14
5 London Lightning 10 - 5 10
6 Port Perry Angels 02 8 - 6 13
7 Springfield Brewers 03 13 - 7 14
8 Brantford Bobcats Red 5 - 2 8
9 Springfield Brewers 02 12 - 9 12
10 LaSalle Athletics 2002 4 - 3 9

Novice

We’ve extended our U114 Novice rankings to the Top-20 this week. Sure there remains some debate here, but there are many capable teams near the top. There are two big Novice events this weekend in Barrie, and next week at the UTM Stratford event. Should see some movers and shakers. Perhaps a telling sign of who the top teams are… are the 10 teams that expressed a want to play  “elite” at the Big Show, versus being just part of the main draw. Kudos, to the first year clubs like Halton 05, Whitby 05 for stepping up to the challenge next weekend.

RANK U14 NOVICE Last Week Change High Low
1 Brampton Blazers Gold 1 - 1 1
2 Toronto Lady Mets 2 2 2 16
3 Kitchener Klassics Black 4 -2 2 4
4 Oakville Angels 2004 5 -1 5 8
5 Chatham Golden Eagles 3 14 3 17
6 Vaughan Vikings 04 6 -1 4 6
7 Waterloo Ghosts Gold 7 -4 3 7
8 Port Perry Angels 10 - 10 16
9 Windsor Wildcats '04 - - 9 18
10 Springfield Brewers Senior - - 10 21
11 Lucan Ilderton Athletics - - 11 23
12 Halton Hawks '05 8 -4 6 12
13 Vaughan Vikings 05 9 -1 7 9
14 Whitby Eagles 05 12 -1 9 10
15 Breslau Fury '05 18 4 15 14
16 Etobicoke Mayhem - - 16 23
17 MSW Hurricanes - - 17 24
18 Oakville Angels 2005 - - 13 21
19 Tavistock Athletics - - 18 26
20 Aurora Diggers 19 - 19 21

 



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