Here Are The Latest USAU Club Rankings And Bid Scenarios

USA Ultimate announced the latest set of Club Division rankings this week as the bid picture comes more fully into view with the Pro Flight and Bro Flight Finales looming this weekend.

Here is a look at where things stand in each Division right now.

Men’s Division

Men's Division Rankings - 8/19/15

If The Season Ended Today…

Great Lakes: 2 bids
Mid-Atlantic: 2 bids
North Central: 1 bid
Northeast: 3 bids
Northwest: 2 bids
South Central: 2 bids
Southeast: 2 bids
Southwest: 2 bids

On The Outside Looking In…

#17 Prairie Fire (North Central)
#18 Chain Lightning (Southeast)
#19 Sub Zero (North Central)
#20 Temper (Mid-Atlantic)

(All were Nationals qualifiers in 2014).

Notes

The only substantive change in these rankings was that Prairie Fire slipped one spot and gave up the North Central’s bid to the Southeast for Ring of Fire. That was likely to happen after this weekend anyway, so not much of a surprise.

Will the Southwest lose its second bid as well? The Condors had a lackluster appearance at the Select Flight Invite and are in danger of losing their spot, probably to Chain Lightning. Chain just needs to do OK — even losing close games to the elite teams would do a lot for them in the rankings.

Women’s Division

Women's Division USA Ultimate Rankings - 8/19/15

If The Season Ended Today…

Great Lakes: 1 bid
Mid-Atlantic: 1 bid
North Central: 1 bid
Northeast: 4 bids
Northwest: 3 bids
South Central: 2 bids
Southeast: 2 bids
Southwest: 2 bids

On The Outside Looking In…

#16 Hot Metal (Mid-Atlantic)
#17 Wildfire (Southwest)
#18 Underground (Northwest)
#19 Green Means Go (Mid-Atlantic)

Notes

No big changes. Just the looming danger Showdown faces at the Pro Flight Finale.

Showdown has already had a tough year; they will need to show up strong at PFF. Their game with Nemesis in pool play will be must-win, as will any possible meeting with Viva. Lose either of those and they could watch Hot Metal snatch their bid for the Mid-Atlantic.

Mixed Division

Mixed Division USA Ultimate Rankings - 8/19/15

If The Season Ended Today…

Great Lakes: 1 bid
Mid-Atlantic: 2 bids
North Central: 2 bids
Northeast: 4 bids
Northwest: 2 bids
South Central: 1 bid
Southeast: 1 bid
Southwest: 3 bids

On The Outside Looking In…

#16 NOISE (North Central)
#17 Cosa Nostra (South Central)
#18 shame. (South Central)

Notes

Things are stabilizing a bit in the Mixed rankings after more connectivity. The Southwest is up to three bids from two and the Northwest goes up to two from one. The Mid-Atlantic drops a bid and the Northeast drops a bid. Starting to seem a lot more reasonable.

You can be sure that Cosa Nostra (#17) will be clawing hard to get into the top 15 this weekend in Minnesota. They’ll have their chances.

Blackbird (#15), though, will have a chance to fend them off with a good performance in the opposite pool. You have to hope the two teams face off with a potential bid on the line!

Update: As noted in the comments, the Northeast is losing its bid because Toronto Union has opted not to play in the USA Ultimate Series. They could not gather enough players to go to Sectionals.

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email (charlie@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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