We received numerous requests to provide final UTM Power Rankings for the 2017 season. As mentioned in our last post it was a very busy time as we were tracking and providing coverage of the Canadian Championships at U16, U18 and then to a lesser extent the U14 this past weekend (in part because the host provided good updates themselves).
Here are the final rankings...
- performance is limited to the end of PWSA play for 2017
- we did not factor in team performance at any Softball Canada championship (in part because of pick-ups, unbalanced schedules, etc)
U12 - Halton 05' maintains the #1 ranking, that they held virtually all season with a Gold Medal win at provincials. Halton 05' was challenged a couple of times at the championship which was nice to see. However in the end they proved to all that they were the #1 ranked team for a reason.
U14 - Brampton Gold played Richmond Hill in the championship game and it was a great match. Those teams end the season 1 & 2. Most of the remaining Top-10 teams come from the PWSA "A" pool even if some of them didn't get a National bid.
U16 - We have previously commented on this group. Oakville again was our #1 ranked team since pre-season and they showed why at provinicals. On the Tier 2 side, we have made some adjustments to the top-10 following the final tournament. Congrats to the Hurricanes and Lakers on finishing 1 and 2 respectfully.
U18 - We have likewise commented already on this group. On the Tier 2 side, again adjustments have been made to account for the performance of the Angels and Hurricanes at provinicals.
**We have locked this post for comments and feedback. As we have stated repeatedly these are strictly the opinions and rankings of UTM Fastpitch, others may agree or disagree. At the end of the day these rankings are meant to encourage teams to challenge themselves, and aren't meant to create controversy or make players, coaches or parents upset.**