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 Tauer40-3Kingdom Hoops (+21), Crossfire Stone (x2), Fury Syv, Select Robinson, WOTN B (x4), Magic Elite (x3), Select Robinson, Fury Poppen, Comets Elite, OSA Nation (+20), SW StarsECI1
2Howard Pulley26-7Kingdom Hoops (+4). Crossfire Stone (+5), Phenom U (+4), KC Run GMC (x2), OSA Nation (+6), Get Shook 17s, Phenom 17sHoward Pulley 17s, 2
3Grassroots Sizzle Weston27-6Sizzle JettPhenom U (-3)3
4D1 Minnesota13-14E1T1 (MN), Rise 17s, Rip City 17s, Heat West 17sN Lakers 17s4
5Magic Elite Hannah33-8Select Robinson, Rise Heat Fluery, Heat Wiley (+12), Crossfire Stone, WOTN BWOTN B, Heat Tauer (x3), 5
6WOTN Bertsch33-10D1mnP, Magic Elite, Crossfire Stone, Fury Poopen (x2), SW Stars, Comets Servaty, Select Robinson (x3), Comets K, WC United Select, Gain EliteHeat Tauer (x4), Magic Hannah6
7Gain Elite34-12Heat Wiley, Comets K, Lightning Swig, D1mnP, Heat Johnson, WC United SelectIA Barnstormers (-9), MN Phenom, Select Robinson, WOTN B7
8Comets Elite 30-13Acceleration, Heat Wiley, Select Robinson, Crossfire Stone, OSA Nation (+7), SW Stars, Fury Pop (+2), Heat T, Select E, Fury SHeat Tauer, WOTN B, Crossfire Stone10
9WC United Select25-8Heat Wiley, Crossfire Stone, Heat Fluery (X2), Fury Syv (x2), Lightning Swig, Suns, Family First, Lightning St, D1mnPWOTN B, Gain Elite8
10Crossfire Stone30-14Crossfire Hedberg (+9), Lightning Stad, SW Stars (x2), Rush, Fury Poppen (x2), Lightning Swig, Select Rob (x2), Heat WIley, Comets EliteHoward Pulley (-5), Fury P (x2), WC United Select, WOTN B, Heat Tauer (x2), Comets Servaty, Magic Hannah9
11Fury Poppen30-17Select Edwards, Crossfire Stone (x2), Select Robinson, Lace Up, Crossfire H, Heat Wiley, Lightning Studer, D1mnPWOTN B (x2), Heat Tauer, Comets Servaty, Crossfire Stone (x2), SW Stars11
12Playmakers North25-11Lightning St, Acceleration , Select Robinson (x2), SW Stars (x2), Comets EliteHeat Wiley, Crossfire Stone, WOTN B, Fury Pop, Playmakers 17s, Heat Tauer12
13Select Robinson25-27Mpls Hawks, Rush, Comets K, Lightning Swing, Gain Elite, Lightning Studer (x2), SW Stars (x2)Acceleration, Magic Elite, Heat Tauer, Playmakers D (X2), Comets Elite, WOTN (x3), Crossfire Stone (x2)13
14MN Lightning Studer20-13Select Edwards, Heat Fluery, WC United R, Rip City, Heat F, Fury S, Mpls Hawks, D1mnP, Heat WileyCrossfire Stone, Playmakers D, Select Robinson (x2), W United Select, Fury P14
15Fury Syverson29-15Sizzle Jett, Heat T, Rise (x2), Comets K (x2), Suns, Accleration, Lace Up, Stars, Lightning Swig, Heat WileyHeat Tauer, Lightning Studer, WC United (x2), Heat Wiley (x2), Lightning Swig, D1mnP, Select E, Fury Wilde, Comets Elite16
16Grassroots Jett30-7Heat, Ice, Heat D 17sMatrix 17s, Grassroots Sizzle (-21), Fury Syverson17
17SW MN Stars21-19Heat Johnson, Comets K, Select E, Heat J, Fury PopHeat Wiley, Crossfire Stone (x2), Playmakers North (x2), Heat Tauer (x2), WOTN, Comets Elite, Fury S, Select Rob (x2)18
18Heat Wiley21-17Playmakers D, SW Stars, Lace Up, Fury Syverson (x2)Comets Elite, WC United Select, Mpls Hawks, Gain Elite, Magic Hannah, Heat T, Crossfire S, Fury P, Lightning Studer, Fury Syverson15
19D1 Minnesota Prospects23-16Rise (x2), Rip City, Acceleration, Comets K, Heat F, Fury S, LNHWOTN B, Hustle Hard-FF, Gain Elite, Lightning Studer, West Central United, Fury P20
20Comets K26-18Rip City, Suns, Heat Johnson, Lace Up, Heat F, Lightning SwigSelect Robinson, Fury Syv (x2), Heat F, D1mnP, Rise, Gain Elite, SW Stars, WOTN, Select E21
21MN Lightning Swiggum23-11Rise, Suns K, Family First, Rip City, Heat J, Fury SSelect Robinson, WC Select, Crossfire Stone, Gain Elite, Fury S, Comets K19
22Hustle Hard-Family First12-8D1mnP, Rise (x2), Heat B, WOTN Grey, Heat Fluery, Phenom Phenom, Heat Wiley, Lightning Swig, Suns, 22
23MN Rise14-14Lace Up, Fury Syverson, Comets K, Select E, Heat F, Heat NFury Syv, D1mnP (x2), Lightning Swig, Hustle Hard-FF (x2), Magic Hannah, Heat East, Heat F23
24Heat Fluery19-16Rush, Crossfire Hedberg, Comets K, Rip City O, Rise, Heat Johnson, Select E, Heat RLightning Studer (x2), Family First, Lace Up, WC United (x2), Magic, Comets K, D1mnP, Rise24
25Select Edwards28-15Rush, Acceleration, Comets T (x2), E1T1 (x2), Rip City, Heat B, Comets K, Fury S, Heat JMpls Hawks, Heat Johnson, Fury P, Lightning Stad, Get Shook, Stars, Rise, Heat F, Comets EliteNR
Others:Heat Johnson17-20Select Edwards, Acceleration, Heat B, Comets ThuokSW MN Stars (x2), Hawks, WOTN Grey, Comets K, Magic Elite, Lightning Swig, Heat Fluery, Gain Elite, Select E
Phenom/Prodigy Elite 11-12Gain Elite, Suns, Team Get Shook 15sMpls Hawks, Family First
Crossfire Hedberg18-19Late Night HoopsCrossfire Stone, Heat Fluery, Rush (x2), Fury Poppen, Lace Up
Minneapolis Hawks8-2Select Edwards, Rush, Heat J, WOTN Grey, Phenom, Heat Wiley, Select Robinson, Lightning Studer
Late Night Hoops21-13WC Wildcats, Select Allen (x2),Heat BRush, Select Edwards, Select Allen, Heat W, Fury Pop, Comets K, Crossfire Hedberg, D1mnP
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 Suns11-15Lightning 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
Comets Thuok13-19E1T1, Heat T, Heat NRip City, E1T1, Heat B, Heat J, Select Edwards
E1T18-17Comets ThuokD1 Minnesota, Select Edwards (x2), Comets Th
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