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Spring Boys Top 50: 2013 rss

Boys ESR Spring Top 50, Final 2013

June 18, 2013

TOP STORY: Omaha South becomes the first Nebraska program to finish the season ranked No. 1 in the ESR Top 50, which has long been dominated by Southeast programs — where most of the high school spring soccer is played. The following are the All-Time ESR Final Spring No. 1 teams: 2013: Omaha South (Omaha,… Read More ›

Boys ESR Spring Top 50, June 11

TOP STORY: Perhaps it was only fitting that Mount Vernon won the final high school boys’ soccer match of the 2013 spring season. After all, the spring season was a season full of large-school state playoff surprises, which included eight-loss state champs in South Carolina and Virginia and a five-loss champ in Georgia. Mount Vernon’s… Read More ›

Boys ESR Spring Top 50, June 4

TOP STORY: For the second year in a row, Mills Godwin went undefeated in the regular season, yet lost in the regional playoffs. This year, the defeat costs the program the nation’s No. 1 billing, which gets turned over to Omaha South (Neb.). BIG MOVER: Cosby (Midlothian, Va.). Cosby, a preseason Top 25 team, is… Read More ›

Boys ESR Spring Top 50, May 28

TOP STORY: Thomas Jefferson (Auburn, Wash.) made it look easy, winning a pair of 3-0 decisions in the state semifinals and final to capture the Class 4A crown — the program’s state record eighth title. Jefferson’s undefeated season and state tournament dominance vaulted it into the Top 10 this week. BIG MOVER: Forest Park (Woodbridge,… Read More ›

Boys ESR Spring Top 50, May 21

TOP STORY: This year’s spring playoffs have been anything but predictable in the large-school classifications. This past week, Berkmar, with a largely ho-hum regular season, vaulted into the national picture with a Georgia Class AAAAAA title. Then there was Irmo in South Carolina, an eight-loss team in legendary coach Phil Savitz’s final year at the… Read More ›

Boys ESR Spring Top 50, May 14

TOP STORY: The South Carolina 4A state playoffs were shaping up as a possible showdown between a trio of one-loss teams. However, by week’s end, all of the favorites were eliminated and the Palmetto State is left with four squads with a combined 27 losses now vying for the 4A state crown in what is… Read More ›

Boys ESR Spring Top 50, May 7

TOP STORY: “It doesn’t matter where you start, but how you finish,” is a phrase uttered by many coaches. That became very evident this week in the ESR Top 50. Lassiter (Ga.) was knocking on the door of a national No. 1 ranking until a first-round playoff exit bounced the team totally out of the… Read More ›

Boys ESR Spring Top 50, April 30

TOP STORY: Last week, the winter high school season drew to an end. This week, the spring season starts to wind down as Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma launch postseason play. BIG MOVER: Kennedy (Cedar Rapids, Iowa). Kennedy jumped up 18 spots to No. 25 this week. The team’s No. 1 state ranking will be put… Read More ›

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… Read More ›

Boys ESR Spring Top 50, April 16

TOP STORY: Not only is there a change at the top, but also a reshuffling of the Top 25 as losses by four Top 20 teams allowed for plenty of movement this week. The big winners were Wando (S.C.), which inherits the No. 1 ranking, and Nebraska frontrunners Omaha South and Grand Island, now in… Read More ›