TBT Regional Rankings 4.7.2017

 

By: Patrick Ronan


TBT 2017 IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY AS REGISTRATION BEGINS

With one week of registration in the books, let's take a look at the regional standings for TBT 2017 as of April 7, 2017. Please note that the standings and the vote tallies of the teams are subject to change, and what is published here may not be reflective of the standings as they are displayed on TheTournament.com.  

For live, up-to-the-minute standings, check out the TEAMS page.

NORTHEAST

A familiar face sits atop the Northeast and overall standings, as returning team Talladega Knights leads all teams with 688 votes. Other notable returning teams include Sideline Cancer, Dubois Dream and The Untouchables (Pitt Alumni), who fell short against City of Gods in the 2016 Northeast Regional Championship. Newcomer Silver Springs' Willows Runners emerged as the lone team from the Northeast to reach eligibility in the first week. Gaelnation (Iona Alumni) currently holds the #2 spot and Uknighted (Rutgers Alumni) has a strong first week of voting to crack the top four.

  1. Talladega Knights – 688
  2. Gaelnation (Iona Alumni) – 575
  3. The Pearl 31’s – 303
  4. Uknighted (Rutgers Alumni) – 295
  5. Silver Springs’ Willows Runners – 265
  6. Sideline Cancer – 225
  7. Northeast Players – 209
  8. Dubois Dream – 198
  9. The Untouchables (Pitt Alumni) – 177
  10. Team 15 – 168
  11. Gotham Golden Knights – 103
  12. OPI – 102  

 

SOUTH

Golden Boot Dynasty and Memorial Magic (Vanderbilt Alumni) opened TBT 2017 with a bang, becoming eligible in the first week and currently leading the South -- but a handful of experienced teams aren't far behind. Ram Nation (VCU Alumni), Seven City Grain, Primetime Players, HBC (Hurley Basketball Club) and NC Prodigal Sons are all back and have each surpassed the 100-vote mark. Watch out for Blue Zoo (Middle Tennessee Alumni) whose team name pays homage to the school's student section and seems to be picking up momentum each day. 

  1. Golden Boot Dynasty – 619
  2. Memorial Magic (Vanderbilt Alumni) – 503
  3. Ram Nation (VCU) – 389
  4. Seven City Grain – 240
  5. Primetime Players – 225
  6. HBC – 184
  7. Blue Zoo (Middle Tennessee Alumni) – 148
  8. NC Prodigal Sons – 132
  9. Hoop State Virginia – 99
  10. ATL “Hoops4Hunger” – 69
  11. I.C.E. Atlanta – 67
  12. Kentucky Kings – 63 

 

MIDWEST

Jackson TN Underdawgs wasted no time collecting votes and were the first team to reach 2017 TBT eligibility. They are joined by a pair of first-time eligible teams in Banner Boys (UW-Milwaukee Alumni) and C-House Basketball USA. Don't sleep on the core of veteran teams in the Midwest. The Golden Eagles (Marquette Alumni), Purple and Black (Kansas State Alumni), The Region and Illinois Hoopville Warriors all return for another shot at $2 million, but the team to watch is Always a Brave (Bradley Alumni) who not only won the Midwest in 2016, but will also be the host site for this year's Midwest regional. 

  1. Hilton Magic Legends (Iowa State Alumni) – 637
  2. Golden Eagles (Marquette Alumni) – 609
  3. Purple and Black (Kansas State Alumni) – 334
  4. The Region – 329
  5. Jackson TN UnderDawgs – 326
  6. Iowa’s Finest – 232
  7. Banner Boys (UW-Milwaukee) – 215
  8. Always A Brave (Bradley Alumni) – 205
  9. Majerus Slu Crew (St. Louis Alumni) – 198
  10. Illinois Hoopville Warriors – 170
  11. C-House Basketball USA – 133
  12. Vehicle City Royals – 131 

 

WEST

Coach Darren Collison and booster Matt Ryan headline Team Challenge ALS, which was the first team with seven players and currently leads a very interesting West region. Just behind them is Team Fredette, who is coached by TJ Fredette and seems like a no-brainer landing spot for former BYU sensation Jimmer Fredette. Kimchi Express joins Team Challenge ALS as the only teams in the West to have reached eligibility. Armored Athlete relocates from the Midwest to the West, while Trained To Go makes the jump from the South. The West race will certainly heat up in the coming weeks with a handful of other returning teams like Team 23, Team Utah (Utah Alumni), Air Force Bomb Squad (Air Force Alumni) and West Coast Ronin already on the board. 

  1. Team Challenge ALS – 301
  2. Team Fredette – 189
  3. Armored Athlete – 149
  4. Team 23 – 140
  5. Kimchi Express – 116
  6. Team Utah (Utah Alumni) – 87
  7. Air Force Bomb Squad (Air Force Alumni) – 78
  8. Fresno Brotherhood – 63
  9. The Wasatch Front (Weber State Alumni) – 53
  10. Trained To Go – 43
  11.  West Coast Ronin – 29
  12. GGA – 23