A few things to remember:
The TBR Season
We do not consider Fall or Winter ball results in our rankings.
-Season Starts: March 1, 2022
-Season Ends: August 31, 2022
Indoor Games/Results are Not Considered
TBR Loves the idea of developing players indoors, however, we do not take these games/tournaments into consideration for the rankings. These games are like league play and great for development. TBR only uses results from outdoor tournaments during the season.
Player Movement is Considered in Preseason Rankings
TBR is the only website that takes into consideration mergers, player movement, injuries, etc. Ultimately, once games start it is all settled on the field.
We Rank 38 States
These are the states that have highly competitive travel baseball teams.
Competing In High-Level Tournaments are Paramount!
We receive a lot of submissions about team records. TBR considers the best travel baseball teams that consistently seek top level competition and the teams that are testing themselves in high level tournaments, more so than wins and losses. The caveat...Most teams don’t know the what the most competitive tournaments are until the team lists are released. TBR, PG Major, USSSA Major are great starting points for excellent competition.
Head-to-Head Wins Are Important, But Not Everything
Did your team beat a team in pool play, but did not advance as far in bracket play? This could be an indicator that your team was better that one game, but not as deep of a team overall, which could warrant a lower ranking.
League Play Is For development
Why? We get a lot of submissions on league play. Some top teams may be developing players/pitchers while others are going for the win. It can be really difficult to determine the coach’s strategy in league play. Tournament wins are a much better indicator of the better overall team.
Rankings are updated bi-weekly when the season starts, please follow the process on the website to be considered.
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