Posted On: 06/5/19 3:47 PM

The Minnesota Heat has won the 16 and Under NHR State Tournament pushing their record to 26-2 and moving them up in the rankings. 

At this point Minnesota Heat Tauer, Howard Pulley, and Grassroots Sizzle have proved to be the top 16 and Under teams in the state of Minnesota based on the talent on their roster, the teams they have beaten locally and out of state, and their records of course. Because they have not played the best thing I can do was go off of common opponents.  

There are two common opponents I am aware of and they are as follows:

  • Phenom U – Howard Pulley beat this team, Sizzle lost to them in the NY2LA title game
  • Crossfire Stone – Pulley beat Crossfire Stone 71-66, Heat Tauer beat them by 18. 

Another factor is the losses these teams have suffered.  Sizzle lost to Phenom U who is 1-8 in EYBL play, Pulley has four EYBL losses (Mac Irvin, Meanstreets, Family, MoKan) and losses to 17u teams (AIA and Pulley 17s), and the Heat has two losses (Team Factory and ECI) but one of them is to ECI who is solid but 5-5 in SPTS play.   

At the moment I have to balance the common opponents vs bad losses.  Many of you have a point in this schedule vs that schedule, and the age of this team vs that team, but at the moment all I can do is compare the three teams. Heat Tauer has the edge vs Pulley in common opponent (margin isn’t a great comparative but until the teams play there isn’t much I can do) and with ECI playing better that loss is looking better. Add in Heat winning state last weekend, we move them up. 

RankTeamRecordMN Wins of NoteMN Losses of NoteLast Week
1Heat Tauer26-2Crossfire Stone (+18), Fury Syv, Select Robinson, WOTN B (x3), Magic Elite (x2), Select Robinson, Fury Poppen, Comets Elite, OSA Nation (+20), SW StarsECI1
2Howard Pulley16-6Crossfire Stone (+5), Phenom U (+4), KC Run GMC (x2), OSA Nation (+6), Get Shook 17s, Phenom 17sHoward Pulley 17s, 2
3Grassroots Sizzle Weston20-1Sizzle JettPhenom U (-3)3
4WOTN Bertsch21-6D1mnP, Magic Elite, Crossfire Stone, Fury Poopen, SW Stars, Comets Servaty, Select Robinson (x2), Comets K, WC United SelectHeat Tauer (x3)4
5D1 Minnesota9-9E1T1 (MN)IA Barnstormers (-7)5
6Comets Elite 15-6Acceleration, Heat Wiley, Select Robinson, Crossfire Stone, OSA Nation (+7), SW Stars, Fury Pop (+2)Heat Tauer, WOTN B6
7Magic Elite Hannah22-6Select Robinson, Rise Heat Fluery, Heat Wiley (+12), Crossfire StoneWOTN B, Heat Tauer (X2), 7
8Grassroots Jett19-4Heat, Ice, Heat D 17sMatrix 17s, Grassroots Sizzle (-21)8
9WC United Select15-5Heat Wiley, Crossfire Stone, Heat Fluery (X2), Fury Syv, Lightning Swig, Suns, Family First, Lightning StWOTN B9
10Fury Poppen18-9Select Edwards, Crossfire Stone (x2), Select Robinson, Lace Up, Crossfire HWOTN B, Heat Tauer, Comets Servaty, Crossfire Stone10
11Crossfire Stone24-12Crossfire Hedberg (+9), Lightning Stad, SW Stars (x2), Rush, Fury Poppen, Lightning Swig, Select Rob, Heat WIleyHoward Pulley (-5), Fury P (x2), WC United Select, WOTN B, Heat Tauer, Comets Servaty, Magic Hannah11
12Select Robinson15-17Mpls Hawks, Rush, Comets K, Lightning Swing, Gain Elite, Lightning StuderAcceleration, Magic Elite, Heat Tauer, Playmakers D, Comets Elite, WOTN (x2), Crossfire Stone12
13MN Lightning Studer16-9Select Edwards, Heat Fluery, WC United R, Rip City, Heat F, Fury S, Mpls Hawks, D1mnPCrossfire Stone, Playmakers D, Select Robinson, W United Select13
14Gain Elite19-10Heat Wiley, Comets K, Lightning Swig, D1mnPIA Barnstormers (-9), MN Phenom, Select Robinson14
15Heat Wiley16-10Playmakers D, SW Stars, Lace Up, Fury Syverson (x2)Comets Elite, WC United Select, Mpls Hawks, Gain Elite, Magic Hannah, Heat T, Crossfire S15
16D1 Minnesota Prospects18-9Rise (x2), Rip City, Acceleration, Comets K, Heat F, Fury SWOTN B, Hustle Hard-FF, Gain Elite, Lightning Studer16
17MN Lightning Swiggum17-7Rise, Suns K, Family First, Rip City, Heat J, Fury SSelect Robinson, WC Select, Crossfire Stone, Gain Elite17
18Fury Syverson17-9Rise (x2), Comets K, Suns, Accleration, Lace Up, StarsHeat Tauer, Lightning Studer, WC United, Heat Wiley (x2), Lightning Swig, D1mnP18
19Playmakers North12-10Lightning St, Acceleration , Select Robinson, SW StarsHeat Wiley, Crossfire Stone, WOTN B, Fury Pop, Playmakers 17s19
20SW MN Stars8-14Heat Johnson, Comets K, Select E, Heat JHeat Wiley, Crossfire Stone (x2), Playmakers North, Heat Tauer (x2), WOTN, Comets Elite, Fury S20
21Comets K14-12Rip City, Suns, Heat Johnson, Lace Up, Heat FSelect Robinson, Fury Syv, Heat F, D1mnP, Rise, Gain Elite, SW Stars, WOTN21
22Heat Fluery14-12Rush, Crossfire Hedberg, Comets K, Rip City O, Rise Heat JohnsonLightning Studer (x2), Family First, Lace Up, WC United (x2), Magic, Comets K, D1mnP22
23Phenom/Prodigy Elite 8-11Gain Elite, SunsMpls Hawks23
24MN Rise11-12Lace Up, Fury Syverson, Comets K, Select EFury Syv, D1mnP (x2), Lightning Swig, Hustle Hard-FF (x2), Magic Hannah, Heat East, Heat F24
25Crossfire Hedberg18-12Late Night HoopsCrossfire Stone, Heat Fluery, Rush (x2), Fury Poppen, Lace UpNR
Others:Hustle Hard-Family First7-7D1mnP, Rise (x2), Heat B, WOTN Grey, Heat FlueryPhenom, Heat Wiley, Lightning Swig, Suns
Heat Johnson9-15Select Edwards, Acceleration, Heat B, Comets ThuokSW MN Stars (x2), Hawks, WOTN Grey, Comets K, Magic Elite, Lightning Swig, Heat Fluery
Minneapolis Hawks8-2Select Edwards, Rush, Heat J, WOTN Grey, Phenom, Heat Wiley, Select Robinson, Lightning Studer
Select Edwards17-10Rush, Acceleration, Comets T, E1T1, Rip City, Mpls Hawks, Heat Johnson, Fury P, Lightning Stad, Get Shook, Stars, Rise
Late Night Hoops18-12WC Wildcats, Select Allen (x2),Rush, Select Edwards, Select Allen, Heat W, Fury Pop, Comets K, Crossfire Hedberg
MN Rush14-11WC Wildcats, Crossfire Hedberg (x2)Heat Fluery, Select Edwards, Hawks, Select Robinson, D1mnP, Crossfire Stone
WC Wildcats12-7Suns, WOTN Guy, Accleration, Select A, Comets Regiona, Crossfire HMN Rush, LN Hoops, Heat Wiley
MN Suns9-14Lightning T, Comets Regional, Family FirstWC Wildcats, Lightning Swig, Comets K, Fury Syverson
Lace Up10-15Heat F, Crossfire Hedberg, Rip City, Heat TCrossfire Hedberg, Heat Wiley, RIse, Fury P, Fury Syv, Comets K, Heat East
Acceleration12-12Select Allen, Select RobinsonSelect Edwards, Comets Elite, Heat Johnson, WC Wildcats, Heat B, Fury S
E1T15-13Comets ThuokD1 Minnesota, Select Edwards
Comets Thuok9-13Rip City, E1T1, Heat B, Heat J
Rip City6-16Comets Thuok, Pharoas, Select Allen, Heat BD1mnP, Select Allen, Lightning Studer, Comets K, Heat F, LaceUP, Heat Swig
Select Allen5-14Acceleration (x2), Late Night Hoops, Heat Wiley