Colors: Orange / Scarlet
Home Field: Shanley High School
2016 Record: 12-0
Lifetime Record: 25-8
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The Final Regular Season Rankings found the Warriors on-top for the first time all year, which held true for Final Rankings. In fact, after the playoffs there were no changes to the rankings.
1. Minneapolis Warriors (6-2; 10-2) +0
Best: 1 | Worst: 7
Minneapolis started the season at (1-2), but ended with an 8-game winning streak to capture the Elite Bowl title.
2. St. Paul Pioneers (6-2; 9-4) +0
Best: 1 | Worst: 3
St Paul spent most the year as the #1, but with some late season losses and their first loss in the playoffs in over 8 years; they end the season as #2.
3. Northland Bulls (7-1; 8-3) +0
Best: 3 | Worst: 7
The Bulls started the year (0-2), but rebounded nicely going (7-1) in the East Division. They ended up falling short in the Elite Bowl.
4. Fargo Invaders (6-2; 6-4) +0
Best: 1 | Worst: 4
After spending a majority of season at #2, the Invaders move to #1 was short lived as they finished the season with 3 straight losses.
5. River City Rough Riders (6-2; 9-5) +0
Best: 3 | Worst: 5
River City started hot, but came across some loses in the 2nd half of the season; ultimately losing to the Bulls in the playoffs.
6. Chippewa Valley Predators (4-4; 6-5) +0
Best: 5 | Worst: 7
The Predators qualified for the playoffs, but fell short in the first round; ending the year a game above .500
7. Fox Valley Force (3-5; 3-7) +0
Best: 4 | Worst: 7
Fox Valley had some exciting wins and had some meaningful games late in the season, but couldn't quite make it into the playoffs.
8. Battle Creek Sting (1-7; 2-7) +0
Best: 8 | Worst: 9
The Sting book-ended their season with wins.
9. Hudson Thunderhawks (0-8; 1-10) +0
Best: 9 | Worst: 10
Hudson picked up a non-NEFL, but couldn't remain consistent through the season.
10. Minnesota Brawlers (1-7; 1-7) +0
Best: 8 | Worst: 10
Minnesota had their challenges both on and off the field, in their last year in the NEFL.
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For the leagues 10th Anniversary, the NEFL has switched things up a bit. Previously, Each team chose their own All-Stars based on the number of wins they had. In 2017, each team nominated players from their respective teams; and then representatives from each team met to discuss All-Stars by each position group, followed by a ranking system after the discussion.
Some of the positions were close, so a 2nd ranking was done from the pool of players that just missed the cut; awarding 2 additional All-Star spots for each Division.
The players below are the best at what they do, in arguably one of the best Leagues in the country.