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2017 WFTDA June Rankings and Tournament Seeding

2017 WFTDA June Rankings and Tournament Seeding Photo credit: Preflash Gordon.

The 2017 WFTDA Tournament placement day is here, and with it came a few surprises. When WFTDA released the locations and dates for this year’s tournaments, they also announced a new structure to Playoffs and Championships. This is the first time we get to see brackets for the new arrangement, and with some teams missing out on the action this season, five teams below the cutoff got invites to participate at Playoffs. Read on to see how the WFTDA sorting hat placed teams this year, and where to catch your favorites.

May 2017 WFTDA Rankings Update

May 2017 WFTDA Rankings Update Photo credit: Preflash Gordon. facebook.com/preflash

Now that we have entered June, teams will be battling to secure their spots for the WFTDA tournament season. This year it will be a tougher fight with the amended tournament structure as just the top 36 teams will make Division 1 Playoffs and the next 16 will make up Division 2.

May had a lot going on and gave us our first look at many top-level roller derby teams, making this ranking release a telling one as we head into the homestretch before the June 30th cutoff. From the Big O in Eugene, Oregon to many important single games around the globe, there are some big movements to highlight.

March 2017 WFTDA Rankings Review

March 2017 WFTDA Rankings Review Photo credit: Mr. McWheely. facebook.com/mrmcwheely

March kicked off the 2017 Roller Derby season with multiple tournaments giving us a glimpse at the trajectory for a handful of teams. The majority of major movement in the March WFTDA rankings were from teams outside of Division 1, however, there was one slight, but major rankings change at the top.

Here’s a look at how last month’s games affected WFTDA rankings and a brief look at what’s to come in April.

2017 Roller Derby Springs Forward

2017 Roller Derby Springs Forward Photo credit: Danny Ngan Photography. facebook.com/dannynganphotography/

So far in 2017, we have had two mostly quiet months of  Roller Derby, on the track anyways, online we’ve been saturated with announcements. To name a few, we have learned the tournament locations for both the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association and the Men’s Roller Derby Association, which both include locations in Europe for the first time. WFTDA introduced a new tournament structure and the women and men’s organizations are now partnering with the Junior Roller Derby Association on the rules of Flat Track Roller Derby.

WFTDA has released two months of rankings, but so far little has changed overall, and none of the top 16 teams have budged. A few events and games have already taken place around the globe, and we’ll take a minute to look at some important remaining March events. Check out our calendar page for events throughout the year, and let us know if there’s anything we should add.

2016 WFTDA Rankings Review

2016 WFTDA Rankings Review Photo credit: Danforth Johnson.

2016 was another exciting year in WFTDA roller derby. It had rising stars, tough matchups, and a strong challenge at the top to take home the Hydra. Gotham tried to prove that a small hiccup in their record was nothing to worry about, but Rose City followed through with a repeat Championships victory in front of their home crowd.

Division 2 did not disappoint either with numerous underdogs keeping any of the top three seeded teams from making it out of their respective D2 playoffs alive. Blue Ridge came back from the outer realm to be the first D2 team to make it all the way to Championships for the second time and Calgary pushed hard in their first year qualifying for WFTDA tournaments.

With WFTDAs’ recent 2017 Playoff announcements, this year only the top 52 leagues will qualify for postseason tournaments, so the competition will be even tighter to make it to the top. Here’s a roundup of rankings highlights from last year, and possible teams to look out for in 2017.