USSSA Point System
All USSSA Baseball qualifiers offer ranking points to teams based upon their finish. The points are tracked and updated on our national site. Ranking points are used for seeding at State and World Series events.
2018 World Series Sites
The primary focus of USSSA Baseball is “More Kids Playing More Baseball” through the development of programs that allow teams of all skill levels to compete against each other. USSSA believes that overall development of all players can be enhanced by the experience and fun of national and state tournament play. Until now the majority of players were denied this opportunity because of their skill level or other local reasons. USSSA Baseball offers programs for tournament play and league play.
ALL team classifications are based on power ratings, tournament results and by overall team performance on the field. Any team that is reforming from the 2017 season must start the 2018 season in the same classification (or higher) that they finished the 2017 season unless otherwise noted in 2018 team classification.
For purpose of classifications, if five (5) or more players from a 2017 team are on a 2018 team, they are considered the same team regardless of the TEAM NAME, MANAGER, COACHING STAFF or SPONSOR.
Top teams in the state.
Best teams in the state.
Can Compete with Major teams in region.
Upper middle 20% – 30% of the teams in the state.
Lower middle 30% – 45% of the teams in the state.
Limited travel schedule.
Remaining 10% – 20% of the teams in the state.
Recreation League Teams.
Limited playing schedule.
First Year Teams CAN NOT Sanction as A.
Teams must sanction as AA and through USSSA Games show they are an A Team.
Undoubtedly, not everyone will agree with classifications. Any team wishing to appeal a reclassification may do so after playing a minimum of six USSSA tournament games after January 1, 2018 against teams in their new classification. Once the results for these games have been posted to the USSSA system, a review will be completed to determine if the team is competitive at the new level.
The term “competitive” is and always will be subjective. A team that plays a little below or above .500 in any classification is competitive. A team that loses every game by one run is also competitive.
Do your part to help the accountability of the USSSA system. View the rosters of the teams in your age division before you play them to make sure that they are compliant with roster rules. Tournament Directors are also being told this is a requirement of them hosting USSSA events now. The class system of play works if you are part of the accountability mechanism. USSSA is the only organization in the country that can make class play work as it should and monitor it.