|Oakland Soldiers-#1 Ranked team|
Two weeks ago we released our initial Power 32 Teaming rankings for the class of 2019. Below is a link to the 2020 Power 16 Team Rankings. Because this is the first year the class of 2020 has participated in the league, we are still trying to evaluate the teams in that division. What we do know at this point in the NYBL season is that the Oakland Soldiers have established themselves as the clear front-runner to claim an NYBL National Championship in June. With a “national” roster full of elite players, including the consensus #1 player in the country (Shemar Morrow), the Soldiers went 5-0 in the opening session and staked their claim as the top dog.
DC Premier also enjoyed a nice run in the nation’s capital, finishing 5-0 on the weekend, as did the West Coast All-Stars. Although the All-Stars dropped a close one to Team Takeover who was filling in for the weekend, they have the horses to win the title. The Banneker Kings finished 4-1 in Session #1, and they too, have a chance to make a deep run in Columbus. Team Nation, Team Glory and the Worldwide Wildcats are all grouped together in the next tier of teams, but any one of teams in this trio can get hot and make a run in the championship session. Session #2 in Atlanta should go a long in defining the pecking order in this division.