SoCal doesn't seem to care much about BBrawl unfortunately. I'm going to be up in Santa Barbara sooner or later and I want to make sure BBrawl gets hyped there this year.
I think Mario is great in BBrawl but is disadvantaged against Falco, Marth, and G&W. Ganondorf is fine except he gets ***** by Mario, Peach, ICs, and Jigglypuff. Link and Yoshi are fun characters that I believe are good contenders.
Top tier is Wolf, Falco, Peach, Pikachu, Zelda/Sheik. Lowest tier (C tier) is Kirby, Ganondorf, Lucas, Lucario, and Bowser. I made some big posts in the BBrawl topic explaining why I believe so and what I think should be changed. In short Kirby gets ***** by Marth, G&W, and to a lesser extent Metaknight offstage. Ganon I explained. Lucas loses zoning badly to Marth, G&W, and Sheik. Lucario now loses to Ganon and a lot of characters since he's actually overrated in vBrawl and didn't get enough buffs imo. Bowser works on the ground but gets juggled and edgeguard by everyone too hard.