Indianapolis, IN.  The American Basketball Association (ABA) today  announced its pre-season Power Rankings and last year’s league champion, the  Jacksonville Giants, topped the list.  “With two consecutive league  championships, there was only one choice,” stated Joe Newman, ABA CEO.   “And we have a very strong league this year with some fabulous teams.  With  nearly 90 teams competing, it was difficult to rank the teams, and we’ve  included a combination of experienced ABA teams with some brand new teams that  have put together extraordinary rosters of Division 1, 2 and 3 players, former  NBA players and top international players.  No doubt, you’ll see a lot of  movement in the Power Rankings when the season begins in November…and a lot of  new teams hitting the top 32.  We’re also pleased to welcome back the  Shreveport/Bossier Mavericks (formerly the Southwest Texas Mavericks) two time  ABA champions.
1.  Jacksonville Giants
2.  North Dallas Vandals
3.  Shreveport/Bossier Mavericks
4.  Colorado Kings
5.  South Carolina Warriors
6.  Arizona Scorpions
7.  Calgary Crush
8.  Chicago Steam
9.  Jersey Express
10.Gulf Coast Flash
11. Los Angeles Slam
12. Richmond Elite
13. Texas FUEL
14. South Florida Gold
15. Atlanta Wildcats
16. Seattle Mountaineers
17. San Diego SURF
18. Bay Area Matrix
19. 7-City Knights
20. Atlanta Aliens
21. Lynchburg Legends
22. South Texas Stingrays
23. Sacramento Heatwave
24. Missouri Rhythm
25. South Florida Spartans
26. Conway Cyclones
27. Fresno Griffins
28. Memphis Bluff City Reign
29. West Texas Whirlwinds
30. New York JAMM
31. Mobile Bay Tornadoes
32. Inland Empire Invaders
“Are there other teams that could be, should be in the top 32,” continued  Newman, “of course.  With nearly 90 teams competing for the ABA  Championship, there are many other teams that could easily be ranked – and the  way that they can get into the top 32 is very easy – play games, win games – and  move on up.”
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