Welcome, slightly belatedly, to the 2014/15 regular season!
Weekend 11/12 July
Gotham 294 London 46
The weekend before last, before we even knew the 2014 playoff seedings, teams played some of the first games that will count towards 2015 playoffs. Most notable of these was London's annihaltion at the hands of the visiting Gotham Girls.
We are just over three weeks out from the first D2 playoff and things are still a bit quiet, with one exception-- an upset by Suburbia over DC. Sacred City also made a public announcement on Facebook as to why they declined their playoff invite citing high costs, but they will be the hosts for the first D1 playoff, September 5-7.
The official WFTDA June rankings and bracket announcements won’t be out until July 15th, and unless any teams decline invites to playoffs, we posted what the likely brackets will be for Division 2 last week.
Last weekend we saw a whole lot of action that set the final few pieces of the playoff picture. This weekend--and for the next few weeks--things settle into a little bit of a pre-Rollercon lull as teams start to amp up their playoff preparations. Let's take a look at what we've got.
We’re now two weekends out from final playoff determinations, and while a few D2 teams look to be set in stone, there is still plenty of room for movement. Last weekend’s results will certainly create some waves in D2 ranks on July 1, and upcoming games are becoming even more important for many D2 teams hoping to make it into playoffs.
May Rankings and Pending Playoffs
This month sees teams, hungry for tournament action, and looking to add the final points to their ranking in order to cement placement for playoffs in the fall. The Division 2 cutoff is #60--but, as the playoff appearance last year of #65 Suburbia makes clear, there's likely a little wiggle room at the bottom for surprise inclusions.