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Ranking Updates

UTM Rawlings Power Rankings May 14

U19 Tier 1

This past weekend’s final saw the Oakville Angels take the gold medal from the Waterloo Ghosts. For the time being we will keep the #1 ranking unchanged, as we do believe Waterloo is still the team to beat come July. We also know that they were shorthanded this past weekend, and still managed to breeze through the event before succumbing to the Angels in the gold medal final. With Oakville’s performance we bump them back to where they were originally a few weeks back in the #2 spot. Guelph Gators reach the top-5 with their final four finish this past week in Brampton. Two more strong Tier 1 events in Ontario, before many teams head to the States until provincial time.

Rank U19 TIER 1 Last Week Change High Low
1 Waterloo Ghosts Gold 1 - 1 1
2 Oakville Angels 4 2 2 4
3 Windsor Wildcats 2 -1 2 3
4 Brampton Blazers (M) 3 -1 3 4
5 Guelph Gators 7 2 5 7
6 Port Perry Angels 9 3 6 9
7 Brampton Blazers (A) 6 -1 5 6
8 Toronto Fastpitch Club 8 - 8 9
9 Mississauga SW Hurricanes 5 -4 5 11
10 Kawartha Lakers - 1 9 11

U19 Tier 2

With no real Tier 2 event this past weekend our rankings remain fairly unchanged. We do have Springfield up to #5 following a nice showing for them at the Tier 1 event in Brampton, a team to follow for sure in the coming weeks. Outside of that we look to the Queen of Diamond’s event this weekend for some further clarification on the Top-10.

Rank U19 TIER 2 Last Week Change High Low
1 Waterloo Ghosts Black 1 - 1 1
2 Kitchener Klassics 2 - 2 4
3 LaSalle Athletics Gold 4 - 3 3
4 Ontario Yankees 3 -1 2 4
5 Springfield Brewers - 6 5 14
6 Cambridge Coyotes 5 -2 5 9
7 Palmerston Marlins 6 -1 5 7
8 Guelph Gators 7 -1 6 8
9 London Lightning 8 -1 7 9
10 Mississauga SW Hurricanes 9 -1 6 10

U16 Tier 1

A second straight loaded event this past weekend in Brampton, as 11 of the top Bantam clubs participated in the Showcase. The event was impacted by the JWNT Combine though, and was played over Friday and Saturday only to give athletes as much chance to be fresh at the combine. Waterloo Gold won the event, and we will keep them just behind Vaughan Vikings 02, who faired very well at the U19 event. Mississauga 02, on the strength of a final berth earns some credit to now take the overall #3 spot. Tigers’ 03 impressed with some nice wins this past weekend and we have them now up to #7.

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

U16 Tier 2

Oakville keeps the top spot, which we were prepared to award to the Fury 03’ however based on info on the PWSA site, it would appear Fury has now declared to be a Tier 1 competitor at provincials. We applaud this decision, and think Fury could give some teams a scare at the higher level for sure. Kingston and Port Perry are the biggest movers this week, ahead of the Queens event in Brantford.

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

U14 Novice

Alright, with a nice big event like the Brampton Blast now for some review we see some new teams in the Top-10 at the Novice level. No change to #1, we keep Brampton in that spot despite an upset loss to Vaughan 05’ in the semi-final this past weekend. We have the Vikings trending now in the #7 spot thanks to two back to back solid showings. Also new to the first 10 this week are LaSalle and Chatham. Next up is the Queen of Diamond’s event in Brantford, before a huge week with several U14 events (Waterloo, Port Perry, Halton)

RANK U14 NOVICE Last Week Change High Low
1 Brampton Blazers Gold 1 - 1 1
2 Kitchener Klassics Black 2 - 2 2
3 Waterloo Ghosts Gold 3 - 3 3
4 Vaughan Vikings 2004 Sr. 4 - 4 4
5 Oakville Angels 2004 5 - 5 8
6 Halton Hawks '05 6 - 6 6
7 Vaughan Vikings 05 - - 7 -
8 LaSalle Athletics - - 8 -
9 Whitby Eagles 05 9 - 9 -
10 Chatham Golden Eagles - - 10 -