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Boys ESR Top 50: Fall Final

December 4, 2012

TOP STORY: The longest high school fall soccer season on record finally drew to a close on Dec. 1 with the New Jersey public school state finals. Indiana and Kentucky each started their fall season on Aug. 13, which means the fall season lasted 111 days this year. BIG MOVER: None. NEWCOMERS: None. NOTES: The… Read More ›

Boys ESR Top 50: Nov. 27

TOP STORY: Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the fall high school season still has a week of play remaining — making it the latest fall high school season on record. This week, Delbarton faces Pingry for the Non-Public A state title. The New Jersey public schools contest the semifinals early this week and the state finals… Read More ›

Boys ESR Top 50: Nov. 20

TOP STORY: The Top 25 gets a shake-up this week as former No. 2 Brentwood and No. 13 Chaminade (Mo.) fall in state final matches. BIG MOVER: Arlington (LaGrangeville, N.Y.). This long-time New York power jumped from No. 7 in the state rankings to No. 12 in this week’s ESR Top 50 following a 2-1… Read More ›

Boys ESR Top 50: Nov. 13

TOP STORY: The run for No. 1 is over. St. Benedict’s claims its second straight national title and will carry a 54-match win streak into the 2013 season. BIG MOVER: No. 24 Green Hope (Cary, N.C.). Green Hope moves back into the top 25 after knocking off former top 25-ranked Sanderson in the playoffs last… Read More ›

Boys ESR Top 50: Nov. 6

TOP STORY: The top story again last week was Hurricane Sandy’s impact on playoffs in the East. While West Virginia’s state tournament needed to be moved after two feet of snow fell on its planned location, playoffs were halted in Maryland, New Jersey and New York, and delayed in several other states. New Jersey and… Read More ›

Boys ESR Top 50: Oct. 30

TOP STORY: The big news this week is Hurricane Sandy, which rocked the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. The storm is bringing up to two feet of snow in parts of West Virginia and paralyzing flooding along the Atlantic Coast. With a majority of Eastern states playing fall high school soccer, playoff matches from West Virginia… Read More ›

Boys ESR Top 50: Oct. 23

TOP STORY: It didn’t take long for Illinois’ state rankings, and thus the bottom of this week’s ESR Top 50, to take on a new face. Only three teams from last week’s Illinois top seven survived the first two rounds of postseason play, and highlighting the casualties was defending state champion Morton. When it all… Read More ›

Boys ESR Top 50: Oct. 16

TOP STORY: With only eight newcomers to this week’s rankings, it sounds as if there was limited change in the rankings. But such wasn’t the case. A series of ties by ranked teams and a few big-match wins resulted in a reshuffling of the squads ranked between 10 and 50. BIG MOVER: Blue Valley Northwest… Read More ›

Boys ESR Top 50: Oct. 9

TOP STORY: The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference made a solid pitch to be named the top high school conference in the country last week with DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) and league rival Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) each handing former No. 7 St. Anthony’s (Melville, N.Y.) 1-0 losses. Add to it a 2-0 showing by Gonzaga (Washington,… Read More ›

Boys ESR Top 50: Oct. 2

NOTES: The fall season includes the following states: California (fall), Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Georgia (GISA-fall), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia (private), West Virginia, Wisconsin. TOP… Read More ›