The feeling around the 18s Division hasn’t changed all season.
When the Pre-Season Rankings dropped in January the sentiment was there was no dominant team or teams. It was the same last month for our February Rankings.
Now, almost through March, the only thing that’s change is the pecking order.
There is still no world-beater out there.
At the very least, though, the No. 1 position is well-deserved.
While Munciana 18 Samurai hasn’t been snowballing the competition, the Indiana club has come out on top enough that it’s hard to question the top ranking.
To date, Munciana has three tournament titles – JVA Rock N Rumble, Triple Crown Sports Pre-Season NIT and Bluegrass – plus was the winner of the Mid-East Power League.
Therefore, Munciana takes No. 1 in the latest updated Top 60.
Identifying more of the elite 18s clubs wasn’t too difficult. They are the ones that have had success so far, done well in major tournaments and/or earned bids to 18 Open Junior Nationals in Dallas.
After that, however, it gets messy in a hurry.
One of the best things about ranking the 18s compared to the younger ages is there are more results because qualifying season is sooner. One of the worst things about ranking the 18s is there are more results available because qualifying season is sooner.
It’s a bit of a Catch 22.
More results can give a more accurate representation of where teams stand. But not when they are a jumbled mess.
Oh well, much of it will be sorted out soon enough anyway with JN’s in Dallas. Munciana won’t be competing there, but our No. 1 team is in action in early April at the JVA World Challenge.
So enjoy your time at the top Munciana.
It won’t be long before teams are coming for you.
Below is the updated Top 60 for March, presented by TeamSnap.
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