Covering youth soccer in the U.S.

Boys ESR Spring Top 50, April 23

TOP STORY: While there was no change in the Top 10, there was plenty of movement throughout the rest of the rankings. In fact, 11 teams that were not ranked last week now grace positions between Nos. 30 and 50. Of those 11 newcomers, five of them have been ranked earlier in the season and thus are just making a return to the Top 50 following early losses.

BIG MOVER: Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.). Of the ranked teams from last week, Skyline made the largest leap — moving up nine spots to No. 40. Of course, most of the movement was a result of other teams losing, but at least it starts to inch Skyline closer to No. 4 Snohomish, the only team to defeat Skyline this season.

NEWCOMERS: No. 31 Lakeside (Seattle, Wash.), No. 32 Cosby (Midlothian, Va.), No. 34 Memphis University School (Memphis, Tenn.), No. 41 First Colonial (Virginia Beach, Va.), No. 42 E.C. Glass (Lynchburg, Va.), No. 43 Kennedy (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), No. 44 Skutt Catholic (Omaha, Neb.), No. 45 Jefferson Forest (Forest, Va.), No. 46 Kearney (Kearney, Neb.), No. 47 Patrick Henry (Roanoke, Va.), No. 48 Deep Run (Glen Allen, Va.).

NOTES: The spring season includes the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Georgia, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

Rankings through matches played as of April 21, 2013

Rk. School (City, State) Record Prev.
1 Wando (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) 15-0-0 1
Erik Clark assisted on all three goals as Wando defeated Bishop England 3-1 last week in the team’s only outing. Wando is scheduled to play on five consecutive days this week.
2 Lassiter (Marietta, Ga.) 15-0-0 2
Lassiter has outscored its last five opponents by a 29-0 margin.
3 Mills Godwin (Henrico, Va.) 8-0-0 3
Pierce Aggen scored twice in the team’s 4-0 victory over J.R. Tucker. Later this week, Mills Godwin will get its first major rankings test when it faces Deep Run.
4 Snohomish (Snohomish, Wash.) 13-0-0 4
Snohomish has delivered four straight shutout victories.
5 McIntosh (Peachtree City, Ga.) 17-0-0 5
Salomon Lorenzano, Vojteck Martinek and Chris Perez scored in McIntosh’s 3-0 win over rival Starr’s Mill.
6 Omaha South (Omaha, Neb.) 16-0-0 6
Omaha South rolled to three wins last week by a combined 21-0 margin. The week started with a 9-0 rout of Lincoln North Star.
7 Grand Island (Grand Island, Neb.) 11-0-0 7
Grand Island scored a 4-0 defeat over Lincoln North Star in the team’s only outing of the week.
8 St. Pius (Atlanta, Ga.) 13-0-2 8
St. Pius handed Milton (7-0) and Woodward Academy (6-1) their most lopsided defeats of the season last week.
9 Brighton (Salt Lake City, Utah) 10-0-0 9
Brighton shut out Cottonwood and West Jordan last week, making seven shutouts in 10 outings.
10 Dalton (Dalton, Ga.) 16-0-0 10
Dalton routed Cedartown 8-0 in the team’s only match last week.
11 Christian Brothers (Memphis, Tenn.) 8-0-2 12
After tying Top 50-ranked Memphis University School, CBHS pounded Franklin Road Academy 5-0.
12 Oakton (Vienna, Va.) 8-0-1 13
Jeffris Armand scored twice in the team’s 3-0 win over Chantilly last week. This week, the team clashes with Top 25-ranked Herndon.
13 Lake Braddock (Burke, Va.) 5-0-3 14
Ricky Crump and Stephen Durbin scored the goals as Lake Braddock defeated Langley 2-0 last week.
14 East Coweta (Sharpsburg, Ga.) 15-0-1 16
East Coweta’s undefeated record will be put to the test this week when it faces recent Top 50 member Brookwood on Tuesday.
15 Franklin (Franklin, Tenn.) 6-0-2 19
Franklin delivered a 2-1 victory over Brentwood in a battle of Top 50 teams last week.
16 Vestavia Hills (Vestavia Hills, Ala.) 24-1-1 20
Vestavia Hills enters the Class 6A playoffs with the best overall record of any Alabama program.
17 J.L. Mann (Greenville, S.C.) 11-1-0 21
Like Wando, J.L. Mann had a light week — playing once and winning big. Now, the team plays four matches in five days this week.
18 Greater Atlanta Christian (Atlanta, Ga.) 13-0-2 25
A 3-0 win over Woodward Academy highlighted GAC’s two-win week.
19 South Lakes (Reston, Va.) 7-1-0 26
South Lakes has rolled off seven straight wins and is being to look like a potential region challenger in a very deep Northern Region.
20 Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) 14-1-1 27
This one-time Top 50 national champ is back in the Top 25 this week. The team handed Fort Mill a 3-2 defat last week.
21 Herndon (Herndon, Va.) 6-1-2 28
Josh Glazier delivered a goal and one assist in the team’s 3-1 win over Chantilly.
22 Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.) 12-2-0 29
Creighton Prep has a chance to avenge a loss when it faces Omaha South this week. The teams went to overtime for Omaha South won in the Metro Conference final.
23 T.C. Williams (Alexandria, Va.) 5-1-2 15
A 1-0-1 record against fellow Top 25 teams keeps T.C. Williams in the Top 25 for a little while longer.
24 Blacksburg (Blacksburg, Va.) 5-0-2 17
Although Blacksburg has allowed only one goal this season, the team has tied two unranked opponents.
25 Oak Mountain (Birmingham, Ala.) 17-2-1 30
Oak Mountain dispatched Pelham and Chelsea, both by 5-0 margins last week.
26 Fort Mill (Fort Mill, S.C.) 19-3-0 32
27 Tuscarora (Leesburg, Va.) 7-0-2 33
28 Alta (Sandy, Utah) 10-1-0 34
29 White House (White House, Tenn.) 13-1-1 35
30 Owasso (Owasso, Okla.) 6-0-2 38
31 Lakeside (Seattle, Wash.) 10-0-0 NR
32 Cosby (Midlothian, Va.) 6-1-0 NR
33 Midlothian (Midlothian, Va.) 6-1-0 24
34 Memphis University School (Memphis, Tenn.) 10-1-2 NR
35 Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 14-2-0 41
36 Norman (Norman, Okla.) 11-1-0 42
37 Centennial (Roswell, Ga.) 15-2-0 45
38 Stadium (Tacoma, Wash.) 8-1-1 46
39 Glynn Academy (Brunswick, Ga.) 17-0-1 47
40 Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) 10-1-0 49
41 First Colonial (Virginia Beach, Va.) 8-2-0 NR
42 E.C. Glass (Lynchburg, Va.) 7-1-1 NR
43 Kennedy (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) 7-0-0 NR
44 Skutt Catholic (Omaha, Neb.) 13-1-0 NR
45 Jefferson Forest (Forest, Va.) 6-1-2 NR
46 Kearney (Kearney, Neb.) 12-0-0 NR
47 Patrick Henry (Roanoke, Va.) 4-2-2 NR
48 Deep Run (Glen Allen, Va.) 7-1-1 NR
49 Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) 9-2-1 36
50 Brentwood (Brentwood, Tenn.) 5-2-5 37

Categorised in: Alabama news, Alaska news, Arkansas news, Georgia news, Iowa news, Lead Item, Nebraska news, Oklahoma news, Rankings, South Carolina news, Spring Boys Top 50: 2013, Tennessee news, Utah news, Virginia news, Washington news, Wyoming news

2 Responses »

  1. Springdale AR (15-2-1) = no respect?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: