The last bits of data have been collated and calibrated for the US Club Rankings’ final 2015 breakdown of the nation’s highest achieving 18u fastpitch teams. The rankings blend a variety of factors, including results from tournaments, votes from coaches, and the historical ability of programs to place athletes into college programs.
You can check out the full list CLICK HERE, but let’s take a quick peek at the top 10:
1) Orange County Batbusters – Haning, Calif. – Three top 10 finishes at three big events (Premier National Championships, Independence Day in Boulder, CO., and the Schutt Cup) were big point producers.
2) Beverly Bandits – Conroy, Ill. – Won the Independence Day event in Boulder.
3) SoCal Athletics – Richardson, Calif. – Second at Premier, third at Boulder.
4) Firecrackers-Rico, Calif. – Second at TCS Sparkler and Schutt, third at Premier.
5) Corona Angels – Tyson, Calif. – Fifth at Premier, and a high ballot ranking.
6) Texas Glory-Shelton – Fifth at two TCS events, Fireworks and TC/USA Nationals.
7) East Cobb Bullets – Schnute, Georgia – Second at the USA Softball Junior Olympic Cup, third at TC/USA.
8) Birmingham Thunderbolts, Ala. – Third at Premier.
9) Wichita Mustangs-Griggs, Kansas – First at Junior Cup, fourth at TC/USA Nationals.
10) Texas Bombers Gold-Smith – Second at TC/USA, ninth at Fireworks.
And while we’re sifting through the numbers, here’s one last look at the final 16u rankings:
1) Tampa Mustangs-TJ
2) Oklahoma Exclusive Gold-Hughes
3) Texas Glory-Naudin
4) San Jose Sting-Perales
5) Impact Gold-Jackson
6) Tulsa Elite 98
7) Beverly Bandits
8) Firecrackers DFW 16u Lutz/Greenwell
9) Wichita Mustangs
10) Louisiana VooDoo