Ranking & Seeding

About

The ranking and seeding process takes place annually three weeks before each Ontario Basketball Championship Weekend to divide teams into appropriate levels of competition.

For more information, read the Ranking and Seeding Frequently Asked Questions.

Ontario Basketball Championships – Eligibility

Provincial Championships

All U10 – U19 Boys and Girls teams that want to participate for the Provincial Championship must play in the Ontario Basketball League.

Ontario Cup

To be eligibile for U10 Boys and Girls Ontario Cup:

  • Play in the Ontario Basketball League, or;
  • Play a minimum of of six (6) games against OBA teams;
  • Play four (4) different OBA teams;
  • Play two (2) games against teams from outside the region;
  • Play in one (1) sanctioned tournament

To be eligible for U11 Girls to U19 Women and U11 to U14 Boys Ontario Cup:

  • Play in the Ontario Basketball League, or;
  • Play a minimum of ten (10) games against OBA teams;
  • Play five (5) different OBA teams;
  • Play two (2) games against teams from outside the region; and
  • Play in one (1) sanctioned tournament

To be eligible for U15 Boys to U19 Men Ontario Cup:

  • Play in the Ontario Basketball League, or:
  • Play a minimum of eight (8) games against OBA teams;
  • Play five (5) different OBA teams;
  • Play two (2) games against teams from outside the region; and
  • Play in one (1) sanctioned tournament

2019–20 Results Deadlines

Game results must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the deadline date.

Age GroupInitial Results DeadlineFinal Results Deadline
U10 BoysJanuary 13Feburary 17
U10 Girls
U11 BoysJanuary 20March 2
U11 Girls
U12 BoysJanuary 20March 2
U12 Girls
U13 BoysJanuary 27March 23
U13 Girls
U14 BoysFebruary 3March 30
U14 Girls
U15 BoysApril 6May 4
U15 Girls
U16 BoysApril 6May 4
U16 Girls
U17 BoysApril 20May 11
U17 Girls
U19 MenApril 20May 11
U19 Women

2019-20 Rankings Meetings

Age CategoryFinal Rankings Meeting
U10 BoysMarch 4–5
U10 Girls
U11 BoysMarch 11–12
U11 Girls
U12 BoysMarch 18–19
U12 Girls
U13 BoysMarch 25–26
U13 Girls
U14 BoysApril 8–9
U14 Girls
U15 BoysMay 6–7
U15 Girls
U16 BoysMay 6–7
U16 Girls
U17 BoysMay 13–14
U17 Girls
U19 MenMay 13–14
U19 Women

2019-20 Rankings Release Dates

Age CategoryInitial Rankings Release*Final Rankings Release**
U10 BoysJanuary 14-15
February 20
U10 Girls
U11 BoysJanuary 21-22March 5
U11 Girls
U12 BoysJanuary 21-22March 6
U12 Girls
U13 BoysJanuary 28-29March 26
U13 Girls
U14 BoysFebruary 4-5April 2
U14 Girls
U15 BoysApril 7-8May 7
U15 Girls
U16 BoysApril 8-9May 8
U16 Girls
U17 BoysApril 21-22May 14
U17 Girls
U19 MenApril 22-23May 15
U19 Women
*Initial rankings are completed by a computer program. No appeals are accepted for initial rankings.
**If there is an issue finalizing the rankings, final rankings may be released on a later date.

Get Involved

The ranking and seeding process relies on the support of Ontario Basketball’s member club coaches.

To get involved in the ranking and seeding process for your team’s age/gender category, contact the appropriate Ranking Chair:

Boys’ Ranking Chair: Alvin Lunar
Girls’ Ranking Chair: Elsa Donovan