The KFC Big Bash Ladder is the official list of rankings for the eight BBL teams contesting the annual summer cricket tournament in Australia during December – January.
The Twenty20 round-robin formatted domestic cricket comp is one of the most popular down under every year and the BBL ladder determines which of the teams in the league continue through to the finals and fight for the championship title.
The ladder lists the Big Bash League teams in order from 1 – 8 and is updated round-by-round after the BBL results for the week. Those highest on the table have the most wins, each win earning a team two competition points, while those at the bottom of the BBL rankings have suffered the most losses during the series.
Checking the Big Bash League standings throughout the season shows how your team is tracking towards the Big Bash Finals and the ladder also impacts the BBL betting markets. The Big Bash ladder lists the ranking order, BBL teams, games played, wins, losses, draws, the net run rate (NET RR) and total competition points.
There is also a ‘Minor-Premiership’ title up for grabs in the BBL each season won by the team sitting top of the Big Bash ladder at the end of the group round that runs over eight weeks. The Adelaide Strikers have finished on top of the BBL ladder twice to date in 2014-15 and 2015-16.
The ‘Wooden Spoon’ is also unofficially handed out to the Big Bash team that sits in eighth spot on the ladder before the finals. The club to finish bottom of the ladder more than any other since the BBL was inaugurated in 2011 is the Sydney Thunder who collected the Wooden Spoon in 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and again in 2016/17.
Big Bash Ladder 2017/18
*BBL Rankings correct as of season start 2017/18