The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) released its calculated rankings Monday afternoon and a pair of local travel squads retained Top 40 status amongst the 225 international leagues eligible for rank.
St. Louis-based Arch Rival Roller Girls checked in at #23 internationally while St. Charles-based St. Chux Derby Chix checked in at #38.
Both leagues, idle since last post-season, suffered a one-position drop as a result of Brisbane, Australia’s Sun State Roller Girls’ WFTDA rankings debut at #20. 18 international leagues within the Top 40 also experienced a one-position fall with SSRG’s inaugural rank.
Calculated rankings are determined mathematically utilizing an algorithm that incorporates strength of opponent and game outcomes. The Top 40 teams listed at the end of the June rankings period are eligible for the WFTDA Division 1 playoffs, scheduled for Fall 2015.
Arch Rival begins WFTDA travel team play by hosting #31 Nashville on Sunday, March 22 at its practice facility in South St. Louis.
St. Chux begins WFTDA travel team play at the eight-team “How The West Was Won” invitational tournament, hosted by #34 Arizona. The inaugural event takes place March 7 & 8 in Chandler, Arizona. SCDC then plays #31 Nashville at Matteson Square Garden in St. Peters on Saturday, March 21.
For complete current WFTDA rankings, go to THIS LINK.
For more information on the Arch Rival Roller Girls, go to archrivalrollergirls.com.
For more information on the St. Chux Derby Chix, go to stchuxderbychix.com.