The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) released its calculated rankings of international leagues last Friday and the two primary travel squads featured at archcitysports.com kept potential post-season invites intact.
Out of the 243 international leagues eligible for rank, St. Louis-based Arch Rival Roller Girls climbed two positions to #18 while St. Charles-based St. Chux Derby Chix fell two positions to #41.
Calculated rankings are determined mathematically utilizing an algorithm that incorporates strength of opponent and game outcomes.
Arch Rival (8-0) collected a trifecta of wins at this past weekend’s Spring Roll invitational in Fort Wayne, Indiana with victories over #24 Toronto (230-74), #29 Dallas (220-86) and #43 Calgary (453-89). (Recap of the weekend FOUND HERE.) The three Spring Roll wins did not apply to ARRG’s current rank but will when they are included in next month’s calculation.
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. With the weekend sweep and its current position, Arch Rival is firmly entrenched in the D1 post-season complexion.
Arch Rival faces #6 Minnesota, #22 Ohio and #27 Steel City at “Midwest Brewhaha,” held June 5-7 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
St. Chux (2-6) has been idle since mid-April and saw itself slip into the WFTDA’s Division 2 class, earmarked for the international teams ranked #41-#60. The WFTDA has its own Division 2 playoffs scheduled for August.
The Pack In Black host #46 Oklahoma Victory at Matteson Square Gardens in St. Peters on Saturday, June 20.
To see the entire WFTDA calculated rankings, go to THIS LINK.
For more info on the Arch Rival Roller Girls, go to archrivalrollergirls.com.
For more info on the St. Chux Derby Chix, go to stchuxderbychix.com.
(Featured image photography: Bob Dunnell & Jeff Higgins)