Today, the NYBL released their “Power 24 Pre-Season Team Rankings” of the 24 teams that will be participating in the inaugural season of the NYBL. At the top of the list is DeMarko Bradley’s Ohio Select squad, which is comprised of kids from last year’s All-Ohio Red and All-Ohio Purple teams. The NYBL will be updating the rankings after each of the 3 sessions, including a final ranking at the conclusion of the NYBL Finals in Columbus, Ohio in June.
The pre-season rankings were compiled by committee, and are based primarily on how teams finished in the AAU Nationals and other major tournaments last year. With so many teams combining and picking up new kids for this year, it’s very difficult to determine with certainty who the top teams are, so the list represents some speculation based on what is known about teams at this early stage.
It should be noted, although there are teams listed at the bottom of the of the Power 24, those teams still represent some of the top teams in the country, and will be given credit as such when broader, more national rankings are released later in the season by the various media outlets. The rest of the top 10 includes: South Carolina Hornets, Carolina Preps (NC), Arizona Monsoon, Southern Stampede (GA), Metrolina Hovac (NC), Team Izod/Sports U (NJ), E1T1/Team Stat (FL), Arkansas Solderz, and E.T.U. Select (MD). For a complete list of the Power 24, click on the link below.
NYBL Power 24 Pre-Season Team Rankings
NYBL Official Website