July 15, 2014
Today, the WFTDA is excited to release the highly anticipated June rankings of its member leagues. These rankings, which reflect games played through June 30, 2014, are used to determine the seeding for the WFTDA Division 1 and 2 Playoffs.
The international WFTDA Playoffs and Championships tournament series brings together the most talented, highly trained and committed skaters and officials from WFTDA member leagues to display the “Real, Strong, Athletic and Revolutionary” game play that pushes the limits of the sport worldwide. Whether participating on the track, cheering in the stands or watching online, the WFTDA tournaments provide everyone who loves roller derby an opportunity to witness the most anticipated match-ups of the year.
The Division 1 Playoffs include the top 40 teams in the WFTDA that met minimum game play requirements. One team declined their invitation, so the next ranked team was invited to the Division 1 Playoffs. Teams were split among the four Playoffs brackets using “S-curve” seeding, similar to what is used for NCAA basketball tournaments.
Playoffs seeding is below, and complete rankings can be found at wftda.com/rankings.
D1: Sacramento, California, USA
D1: Evansville, Indiana, USA
D1: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Salt Palace Convention Center
D1: Charleston, West Virginia, USA
Charleston Civic Center
The Division 2 Playoffs include the next 20 teams in the ranking that met tournament eligibility requirements and accepted their invitations. Two D2 teams also declined their invitations, so the next highest ranked teams were invited and accepted. Seeding for the two D2 Playoffs also uses the S curve.
D2: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
D2: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
The 2014 tournament season begins Aug. 15. Brackets for each of the Playoffs and other details about attending the WFTDA’s biggest events of the year are available at WFTDA Tournament Central.
Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.