Combined Co-Ed Rankings!

By Tibbs, Rory & DWill

 

The first edition of the combined co-ed rankings for the winter league had 3 of the 4 league scribes (step yo game up BigRo!) submitting their 26 teams in order and then the average ranking being used as the basis for these ranks. Just like any good, old-school, corrupt coaches poll, the ballots submitted will not be made available to the public. Why would we want you questioning our decisions and biases?
Like last season, we’ll update these again in 3 weeks before the final combined rankings makes up the seeding for the Co-Ed Madness Tournament! DWilly provided the commentary for the North/South teams, while Rory took his West and me my East.  As always, let us know what you think, how you would have done better, and how much I suck without Terry.
Ranking, (Average Ranking), Team Name, Record, Point Differential
[b]26 (26.00) Humorous Pop Culture Reference 0-3 -24[/b]
This team makes its return to a much improved Co-ed West from the six team league that they played in three sessions ago.  The second best team in that division was Reddick and an otherwise abysmal DL Black squad.  Fortunately it seems like James is in for the long haul this session after playing only two games a year ago.  They almost pulled off a win against the Toonsquad and fortunately they’ll get another shot.  -RD
[b]25 (25) The Consultants 0-2 -31[/b]
Of the 26 teams in the 4 co-ed divisions, we the scorekeepers somehow agreed unanimously on 8 of the teams. Unfortunately for the Consultants and HPCR they were 2 of the 8.  I liked what I saw out of this team in last week’s effort, the offense is bound to get better, but in the East, maybe the toughest division in Co-Ed, stopping other team’s offenses will be really, really hard to do. – Tibbs
[b]24 (23.67) Bulletproof Tigers 2: Back2Basics 0-3 -16[/b]
How is this team 0-3?!?!?!  I wish I could’ve ranked them higher, but losing three games to start is tough.  They have former MVP Slim Jim who is one the best players in all the divisions in Co-Ed, his size and shooting ability makes him tough to stop.  As well as very tough perimeter defense and one of the most athletic and explosive players in the league in Canon.  I see this team in the top half of the rankings when we do this again at the end of the season, but until they win a few games, this is where they sit.  -D-Will
[b]23 (23)  Commando Squad 1-2 -20 [/b]
The only reason they are in front of BPT is because they beat them last week.  This team has a long, uphill battle in front of them.  They lack size and don’t have much outside shooting, but they are fast and will try their best to run circles around them.  I hope to see this team improve, most free agent teams have a learning curve, but for now they won’t be leaving the bottom 4 of these rankings in the foreseeable future.  -D-Will
[b]22 (21.67) Meat Tornado 0-2 -9[/b]
It’s shocking to me to see this team with two losses, they’ve got a few CAC Co-Ed legends and a solid supporting cast.  The biggest issue this team will have is gelling together they have 6 guys, which means getting a good rotation and development rapport will be a tall task.  If they can lean on Tristan and Nibs to score and everyone else quickly finds a role, this team will move up to the top half of the league because they are talented.  -D-Will
[b]21 (21.33) ToonSquad 1-2 -18[/b]
In their defense, they’ve played some pretty tough teams early on this season, but they also gave up over 70 points to the HPCR.  Hopefully now that they have seven on the roster they’ll be able to play some defense late in games, because without those extra legs, opponents have been scoring at will.  It’s worth mention that Gael’s only appearance this season was hours after a flight from France.  This team is probably only going to improve.  – RD
[b]20 (19.33) We Take Shots 1-1 -7[/b]
This team hustles, plays hard, and apparently also loves Jager shots.  They already look more like a team after week 2, but they still need a little extra edge.  They don’t really have anyone that is dominant on either side of the floor, if someone emerges as that player I could see this team jumping up a few spots. – D-Will
[b]19 (19) Ball So Hard 1-2 -6[/b]
This team has been around for a few seasons now but has a much different look.  The male portion stayed intact, but they lost their ladies.  And no offense Reggie and Co., but those girls carried you last season.  Greg Barr is a great down low presence and Carlos is one of the best points in Co-Ed but I don’t think that’s enough to beat many teams above them.  They will have match-up problems because the female talent in this league is too high and losing Syd and Stets hurts too much.  -D-Will
[b]18 (18.67) Weapons Of Mass Seduction 0-2 -13[/b]
Of all the teams on this list not named the Balls&Dolls, WoMS is getting by the most on reputation. The ‘other’ pollsters were much kinder in their rankings than I was, but this team sorely misses Rocco and Rory and their struggles on O will reflect that this season.  I hope they move up on this list, but the East is absolutely brutal this season and points will be hard to come by. -Tibbs
[b]17 (17.33) G Got Game 1-2 +9[/b]
The enigmas or the West…in their first three games, GGG has had 13 different players play and only five of them have played in all three games.  This team is young and talented, but too many part time players makes it tough for them to reach the next level.  If I could hand pick their best eight and know they’d be there every week, this would be a top 8 team easily.  Not having Jay or Connor in last weeks 4 point loss to B&G hurt quite a bit.  -RD
[b]16 (16) White Chocolate 2-1 +9[/b]
This team lives and dies by the three ball.  If they are locked in, Dave Grubb and Caitlin Fenn can shoot with the best of them.  But if the downtown shot isn’t falling, this team doesn’t have a go-to inside presence to make up for it.  Don’t play zone against these guys, if you do be prepared for death via jumpshot.  D-Will
[b]15 (14.67) Above the Rim Jobs 2-1 +7[/b]
With a pair of teams ranked higher despite worse records in their own division, this is a tough draw for the Rim Jobbers who are so close to being 3-0, but the schedule has been drastically different and they lost to the Monstars even without Reddick.  This team is probably top 10 if Boozer’s last second shot goes down, but they find themselves 2-1 with a tough stretch of games coming up.  Finishing 5-4 will be no easy task.  -RD
[b]13-tie (12.67) Monstars 1-2 -13[/b]
The Monstars may have gotten a raw deal from “the committee” being this far beneath B&D with the same record and basically the same schedule, but they have a long way to go to reach their potential…which is really sort of a good thing.  Reddick hasn’t come close to playing his best basketball yet.  Thus far the Monstars biggest enemies have been themselves…well…themselves and the boys in stripes.  – RD
13-tie (12.67) Danger Zone 1-1 +7
The 2nd free agent team in the top half of the rankings, some of you may scoff at that, but make no mistake if you leave anyone on this team open they will kill you with 3s.  They already move the ball well and find the open shooter, once they get even more used to each other they could be a sleeper in the tournament.  -D-Will
[b]11-tie (11.33) Wheels of Steel 1-1 -1.5[/b]
6 Teams from the East in the top 12? Surely the voters must have gone crazy, but no, based on reputation and this ranking, the East is definitely the toughest place to play in Co-Ed this season.  Wheels currently have Loren averaging a career high 18.5 points per game, that’s across women’s or co-ed leagues.  If she can keep that up they’ll move up the rankings, but if not, they’ll need Coffey and Cox to step their game up to keep winning games. -Tibbs
[b]11-tie (11.33) Pumped Up Kicks 1-1 +12[/b]
I’ll admit that I’m a bit biased about this team.  Luana took a solid 4-5 team and completely retooled it, adding Mr. Quadruple Double, the Rev Rip and SJR, that’s how you add both quality and quantity to a team that struggled with attendance and to score last season. If Gael can find a way to wrestle the ball handling duties from STAT this team will be in a good position to make a run at the East title. I have a feeling that will generate nearly as much pride this season as the overall Co-Ed Unification title. -Tibbs
[b]10 (10.67) That’s What She Said[/b]
With each passing season there are more and more teams with championship experience looking to prove themselves as more than one hit wonders. The quality of play keeps improving each season and we currently don’t have a single team that has repeated as champions in the league.  That’s What She Said, formerly of Just Look At It fame, is as in good position as anyone to be the first team to repeat. The key addition to this team is Mark Sakelakos and is ability to let Nate wonder around the perimeter where he’s best utilized setting up his teammates and knocking down the occasional three. I’m excited for the potential of this team to shock the East -Tibbs
[b]9 (9.67) Make It Drizzle 2-1 +6[/b]
Free agent team at #9, Drizzle owes that accolade to it’s ladies.  Letricia and Saritta, two conflicting styles but both dominant in their own right.  Letricia can drill from deep and Saritta is a defensive presence in the post.  Add in a good supporting cast and a lot of hustle with a couple of guys who can shoot and run the point and you’ve got a team with a lot of upside.  The only knock is their size, with their biggest player around 6’2 the teams ahead of them on this list have the people to exploit that weakness.  -D-Will
[b]8 (9) Balls & Dolls 1-2 -7[/b]
It may look strange having a 1-2 team in the top 10, but look at the schedule they’ve had to endure…Snowdance and BOOM.  This is one of the better teams in the West and they’ve got almost as much co-ed experience as anybody but wins won’t come easy in this division! – RD
[b]7 (6.67) Sexy And I Know It 2-0 +4[/b]
Probably the biggest surprise in the top 10, a completely new team with zero expectations coming into the season. Ok, that’s not fair, when Amber puts a team in a league, she expects them to not only be competitive, but to win.  Terrel Newton isn’t even 100% healthy and he might still be the most unguardable perimeter player in the L. The rest of this team compliments him nicely, the big guy in the post, the women bombing away from deep, and a desire to run the break on every turnover and rebound.  This team expects to win, and now we expect them to as well. -Tibbs
[b]6 (6.33) Here For The GangBang 2-0 +8[/b]
If you take a look at this squad and compare it to the all-time stats leaders, you will see quite a few familiar names.  Well, it’s no surprise they play like they belong on that list.  The ball movement, rebounding, and shooting of this team is fun to watch, a very fundamental team that can beat anyone by playing as a team.  -D-Will
[b]5 (5) The Seawards 1-1 +7.5[/b]
The top 5 teams were all unanimous picks by the voters and I don’t know if that means these teams are untouchable or if we’re all just really, really biased already this season.  We couldn’t punish them too much for getting run off the floor by the #2 team in all of Co-Ed, they’re essentially the returning champs.  Wolff’s first CAC career triple double last week still has us seeing stars, but this team will face team’s best shots each week and she’ll need to step her game up even more if the Seawards think of repeating. – Tibbs
[b]4 (4) Western University Dolphins 3-0 +26[/b]
Everyone thought they would fall off after losing Gamer, well they went out and replaced him with some guy named Gary.  Well that guy scored 45 on 6 of 7 shooting from deep and dunked 4 times all while outscoring Make It Drizzle by himself in the first half.  This team has a former female MVP and a good supporting cast, look out CAC Co-Ed, they can beat any team on this list.  -D-Will
[b]3 (3) BOOM Goes the DynaMIT 3-0 +28[/b]
This might end up being the best team in co-ed, but we won’t know for sure until they play Snowdance on March 5.  Kari reloaded after last season’s playoff run then ended with a championship loss.  Additions of Ian and Canon more than make up for the loss of Manu.  March 5…mark your calendar and as BigRo would say, GETCHA POPCORN READY! – RD
[b]2 (2) Child, Please 2-0 +21.5[/b]
Apparently the growing pains of last season have really helped to motivate Child, Please this season.  Reddick and Moore have come out dominating right from the get-go this season, they know 6-3 isn’t an acceptable record in the Winter if they want one of the coveted 6 byes in the tournament. If Austin, Becky and Steph can keep up their steady play it will only make the team more dangerous. I’d expect next to nothing on a nightly basis from Grubb though, he’s just along for the ride and free pair of championship shorts. -Tibbs
[b]1 (1) Snowdance 3-0 +18[/b]
With the addition of Marc Reilly, Snowdance looks better than ever.  Ibrahim is back in the fold and Kearney is virtually unguardable.  The Seawards were able to outrun them in the semis last session, but that is no easy task.  This team does have a weakness…free throw shooting…if you foul them every time they touch the ball (not Kearney) you can beat this team…just add 15 bodies to your roster so you can afford to commit the necessary 150 fouls. – RD

The first edition of the combined co-ed rankings for the winter league had 3 of the 4 league scribes (step yo game up BigRo!) submitting their 26 teams in order and then the average ranking being used as the basis for these ranks. Just like any good, old-school, corrupt coaches poll, the ballots submitted will not be made available to the public. Why would we want you questioning our decisions and biases?

Like last season, we’ll update these again in 3 weeks before the final combined rankings makes up the seeding for the Co-Ed Madness Tournament! DWilly provided the commentary for the North/South teams, while Rory took his West and me my East. As always, let us know what you think, how you would have done better, and how much I suck without Terry.

Ranking, (Average Ranking), Team Name, Record, Point Differential

26 (26.00) Humorous Pop Culture Reference 0-3 -24
This team makes its return to a much improved Co-ed West from the six team league that they played in three sessions ago. The second best team in that division was Reddick and an otherwise abysmal DL Black squad. Fortunately it seems like James is in for the long haul this session after playing only two games a year ago. They almost pulled off a win against the Toonsquad and fortunately they’ll get another shot. -RD

25 (25) The Consultants 0-2 -31
Of the 26 teams in the 4 co-ed divisions, we the scorekeepers somehow agreed unanimously on 8 of the teams. Unfortunately for the Consultants and HPCR they were 2 of the 8. I liked what I saw out of this team in last week’s effort, the offense is bound to get better, but in the East, maybe the toughest division in Co-Ed, stopping other team’s offenses will be really, really hard to do. – Tibbs

24 (23.67) Bulletproof Tigers 2: Back2Basics 0-3 -16
How is this team 0-3?!?!?! I wish I could’ve ranked them higher, but losing three games to start is tough. They have former MVP Slim Jim who is one the best players in all the divisions in Co-Ed, his size and shooting ability makes him tough to stop. As well as very tough perimeter defense and one of the most athletic and explosive players in the league in Canon. I see this team in the top half of the rankings when we do this again at the end of the season, but until they win a few games, this is where they sit. -D-Will

23 (23) Commando Squad 1-2 -20 
The only reason they are in front of BPT is because they beat them last week. This team has a long, uphill battle in front of them. They lack size and don’t have much outside shooting, but they are fast and will try their best to run circles around them. I hope to see this team improve, most free agent teams have a learning curve, but for now they won’t be leaving the bottom 4 of these rankings in the foreseeable future. -D-Will

22 (21.67) Meat Tornado 0-2 -9
It’s shocking to me to see this team with two losses, they’ve got a few CAC Co-Ed legends and a solid supporting cast. The biggest issue this team will have is gelling together they have 6 guys, which means getting a good rotation and development rapport will be a tall task. If they can lean on Tristan and Nibs to score and everyone else quickly finds a role, this team will move up to the top half of the league because they are talented. -D-Will

21 (21.33) ToonSquad 1-2 -18
In their defense, they’ve played some pretty tough teams early on this season, but they also gave up over 70 points to the HPCR. Hopefully now that they have seven on the roster they’ll be able to play some defense late in games, because without those extra legs, opponents have been scoring at will. It’s worth mention that Gael’s only appearance this season was hours after a flight from France. This team is probably only going to improve. – RD

20 (19.33) We Take Shots 1-1 -7
This team hustles, plays hard, and apparently also loves Jager shots. They already look more like a team after week 2, but they still need a little extra edge. They don’t really have anyone that is dominant on either side of the floor, if someone emerges as that player I could see this team jumping up a few spots. – D-Will

19 (19) Ball So Hard 1-2 -6
This team has been around for a few seasons now but has a much different look. The male portion stayed intact, but they lost their ladies. And no offense Reggie and Co., but those girls carried you last season. Greg Barr is a great down low presence and Carlos is one of the best points in Co-Ed but I don’t think that’s enough to beat many teams above them. They will have match-up problems because the female talent in this league is too high and losing Syd and Stets hurts too much. -D-Will

18 (18.67) Weapons Of Mass Seduction 0-2 -13
Of all the teams on this list not named the Balls&Dolls, WoMS is getting by the most on reputation. The ‘other’ pollsters were much kinder in their rankings than I was, but this team sorely misses Rocco and Rory and their struggles on O will reflect that this season. I hope they move up on this list, but the East is absolutely brutal this season and points will be hard to come by. -Tibbs

17 (17.33) G Got Game 1-2 +9
The enigmas or the West…in their first three games, GGG has had 13 different players play and only five of them have played in all three games. This team is young and talented, but too many part time players makes it tough for them to reach the next level. If I could hand pick their best eight and know they’d be there every week, this would be a top 8 team easily. Not having Jay or Connor in last weeks 4 point loss to B&G hurt quite a bit. -RD

16 (16) White Chocolate 2-1 +9
This team lives and dies by the three ball. If they are locked in, Dave Grubb and Caitlin Fenn can shoot with the best of them. But if the downtown shot isn’t falling, this team doesn’t have a go-to inside presence to make up for it. Don’t play zone against these guys, if you do be prepared for death via jumpshot. D-Will

15 (14.67) Above the Rim Jobs 2-1 +7
With a pair of teams ranked higher despite worse records in their own division, this is a tough draw for the Rim Jobbers who are so close to being 3-0, but the schedule has been drastically different and they lost to the Monstars even without Reddick. This team is probably top 10 if Boozer’s last second shot goes down, but they find themselves 2-1 with a tough stretch of games coming up. Finishing 5-4 will be no easy task. -RD

13-tie (12.67) Monstars 1-2 -13
The Monstars may have gotten a raw deal from “the committee” being this far beneath B&D with the same record and basically the same schedule, but they have a long way to go to reach their potential…which is really sort of a good thing. Reddick hasn’t come close to playing his best basketball yet. Thus far the Monstars biggest enemies have been themselves…well…themselves and the boys in stripes. – RD

13-tie (12.67) Danger Zone 1-1 +7
The 2nd free agent team in the top half of the rankings, some of you may scoff at that, but make no mistake if you leave anyone on this team open they will kill you with 3s. They already move the ball well and find the open shooter, once they get even more used to each other they could be a sleeper in the tournament. -D-Will

11-tie (11.33) Wheels of Steel 1-1 -1.5
6 Teams from the East in the top 12? Surely the voters must have gone crazy, but no, based on reputation and this ranking, the East is definitely the toughest place to play in Co-Ed this season. Wheels currently have Loren averaging a career high 18.5 points per game, that’s across women’s or co-ed leagues. If she can keep that up they’ll move up the rankings, but if not, they’ll need Coffey and Cox to step their game up to keep winning games. -Tibbs

11-tie (11.33) Pumped Up Kicks 1-1 +12
I’ll admit that I’m a bit biased about this team. Luana took a solid 4-5 team and completely retooled it, adding Mr. Quadruple Double, the Rev Rip and SJR, that’s how you add both quality and quantity to a team that struggled with attendance and to score last season. If Gael can find a way to wrestle the ball handling duties from STAT this team will be in a good position to make a run at the East title. I have a feeling that will generate nearly as much pride this season as the overall Co-Ed Unification title. -Tibbs

10 (10.67) That’s What She Said
With each passing season there are more and more teams with championship experience looking to prove themselves as more than one hit wonders. The quality of play keeps improving each season and we currently don’t have a single team that has repeated as champions in the league. That’s What She Said, formerly of Just Look At It fame, is as in good position as anyone to be the first team to repeat. The key addition to this team is Mark Sakelakos and is ability to let Nate wonder around the perimeter where he’s best utilized setting up his teammates and knocking down the occasional three. I’m excited for the potential of this team to shock the East -Tibbs

9 (9.67) Make It Drizzle 2-1 +6
Free agent team at #9, Drizzle owes that accolade to it’s ladies. Letricia and Saritta, two conflicting styles but both dominant in their own right. Letricia can drill from deep and Saritta is a defensive presence in the post. Add in a good supporting cast and a lot of hustle with a couple of guys who can shoot and run the point and you’ve got a team with a lot of upside. The only knock is their size, with their biggest player around 6’2 the teams ahead of them on this list have the people to exploit that weakness. -D-Will

8 (9) Balls & Dolls 1-2 -7
It may look strange having a 1-2 team in the top 10, but look at the schedule they’ve had to endure…Snowdance and BOOM. This is one of the better teams in the West and they’ve got almost as much co-ed experience as anybody but wins won’t come easy in this division! – RD

7 (6.67) Sexy And I Know It 2-0 +4
Probably the biggest surprise in the top 10, a completely new team with zero expectations coming into the season. Ok, that’s not fair, when Amber puts a team in a league, she expects them to not only be competitive, but to win. Terrel Newton isn’t even 100% healthy and he might still be the most unguardable perimeter player in the L. The rest of this team compliments him nicely, the big guy in the post, the women bombing away from deep, and a desire to run the break on every turnover and rebound. This team expects to win, and now we expect them to as well. -Tibbs

6 (6.33) Here For The GangBang 2-0 +8
If you take a look at this squad and compare it to the all-time stats leaders, you will see quite a few familiar names. Well, it’s no surprise they play like they belong on that list. The ball movement, rebounding, and shooting of this team is fun to watch, a very fundamental team that can beat anyone by playing as a team. -D-Will

5 (5) The Seawards 1-1 +7.5
The top 5 teams were all unanimous picks by the voters and I don’t know if that means these teams are untouchable or if we’re all just really, really biased already this season. We couldn’t punish them too much for getting run off the floor by the #2 team in all of Co-Ed, they’re essentially the returning champs. Wolff’s first CAC career triple double last week still has us seeing stars, but this team will face team’s best shots each week and she’ll need to step her game up even more if the Seawards think of repeating. – Tibbs

4 (4) Western University Dolphins 3-0 +26
Everyone thought they would fall off after losing Gamer, well they went out and replaced him with some guy named Gary. Well that guy scored 45 on 6 of 7 shooting from deep and dunked 4 times all while outscoring Make It Drizzle by himself in the first half. This team has a former female MVP and a good supporting cast, look out CAC Co-Ed, they can beat any team on this list. -D-Will

3 (3) BOOM Goes the DynaMIT 3-0 +28
This might end up being the best team in co-ed, but we won’t know for sure until they play Snowdance on March 5. Kari reloaded after last season’s playoff run then ended with a championship loss. Additions of Ian and Canon more than make up for the loss of Manu. March 5…mark your calendar and as BigRo would say, GETCHA POPCORN READY! – RD

2 (2) Child, Please 2-0 +21.5
Apparently the growing pains of last season have really helped to motivate Child, Please this season. Reddick and Moore have come out dominating right from the get-go this season, they know 6-3 isn’t an acceptable record in the Winter if they want one of the coveted 6 byes in the tournament. If Austin, Becky and Steph can keep up their steady play it will only make the team more dangerous. I’d expect next to nothing on a nightly basis from Grubb though, he’s just along for the ride and free pair of championship shorts. -Tibbs

1 (1) Snowdance 3-0 +18
With the addition of Marc Reilly, Snowdance looks better than ever. Ibrahim is back in the fold and Kearney is virtually unguardable. The Seawards were able to outrun them in the semis last session, but that is no easy task. This team does have a weakness…free throw shooting…if you foul them every time they touch the ball (not Kearney) you can beat this team…just add 15 bodies to your roster so you can afford to commit the necessary 150 fouls. – RD

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