September 17, 2012 – The Men’s Roller Derby Association announced the final rankings for the 2012 season. These rankings will be used to determine the seeding for the MRDA Championships “Gateway to the Best.” The top eight teams have earned an invitation to compete October 20 and 21 in Ballwin, Missouri to determine who the 2012 Champion will be.
With convincing wins over Puget Sound (who fell from #4 to #5) and Rock City (#11, no change), Your Mom Men’s Derby continues to hold the number one spot in the new rankings. The St. Louis GateKeepers, hosts for this year’s Championships, are the biggest movers in the rankings soaring from #5 to #2 thanks in large part to a big victory over the New York Shock Exchange (#3, no change). The previous rankings are available here.
With a big victory over the Race City Rebels, the Mass Maelstrom took the Rebels’ spot in the top eight. Previously ranked #10, the Maelstrom beat the former #7 team to earn a date with Your Mom in the first round of the championship playoffs.
As it continues to expand as part of its mission, MRDA welcomed three new teams to the rankings. These teams qualified by competing in four sanctioned bouts. Teams making their debut are Capital District Trauma Authority at #15, Cowtown Butchers at #17, and the Mean Mountain Boys at #19.
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2012 MRDA Mid Season Rankings
- Your Mom Men’s Derby – Des Moines, Iowa
- St. Louis GateKeepers – St. Louis, MO
- New York Shock Exchange – NYC, NY
- Magic City Misfits – Jacksonville, FL
- Puget Sound Outcasts – Olympia, WA
- Portland Men’s Roller Derby – Portland, OR
- Dallas Deception – Dallas, TX
- Mass Maelstrom – Lancaster, MA
- Race City Rebels – Indianapolis, IN
- Twin Cities Terrors – Minneapolis/St Paul, MN
- Rock City Riot – Fargo, ND
- Harm City Homicide – Baltimore, MD
- Connecticut Death Quads – Waterbury, CT
- The Dirty Dozen – Northampton, MA
- Capital District Trauma Authority – Albany, NY
- Sioux City Korn Stalkers – Sioux City, IA
- Cowtown Butchers – Kansas City, MO
- The Quadfathers – Utica, NY
- Mean Mountain Boys – Burlington, VT
Unranked (In Alphabetical Order)
- Arizona Men’s Derby – Phoenix, AZ
- Carolina Wreckingballs – Columbia, SC
- Deep Valley Belligerents – Ukiah, CA
- Green Bay Smackers – Green Bay, WI
- Lane County Concussion – Eugene, OR
- Tampa Bay Men’s Roller Derby – Tampa Bay, FL