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Winter Boys Top 50: 2012-2013 rss

Boys ESR Final Winter Top 50

April 23, 2013

TOP STORY: After 20 weeks, the winter high school soccer season is complete, and for the third straight year the ESR Top 50 No. 1 team will hail from Florida. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) claims its second national title in three years, a run interrupted only by Cypress Bay’s title in 2012. In the 14… Read More ›

Boys ESR Winter Top 50: April 16

TOP STORY: While the Top 5 is pretty much locked down, the bid for No. 1 in Texas — and with it a Top 10 national ranking — is largely down to four teams who were expected to be there. Coppell spent most of the year at No. 1 in Texas, Kingwood has been a… Read More ›

Boys ESR Winter Top 50: April 9

TOP STORY: Now the fun really starts in Texas. The UIL Class 5A playoffs, featuring nine teams in the ESR Top 50, is down to the final 32, and by week’s end only four teams will left. Some of the regional quarterfinal clashes of note include No. 16 Langham Creek vs. No. 49 Seven Lakes,… Read More ›

Boys ESR Winter Top 50: April 2

TOP STORY: A clean slate by the ranked Texas teams in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs leaves absolutely no change in this week’s rankings. As the state title favorites move deeper into postseason play, they will start to go head-to-head with the winner living to play another day. The first possible matchup… Read More ›

Boys ESR Winter Top 50: March 26

TOP STORY: Elsik spent all season in the Top 5 until the final week of regular-season play. This squad, loaded with talent, suffered back-to-back 3-2 losses that not only ended the team’s undefeated season but also knocked it from the ESR Top 50, where it had spent two months at No. 2. Elsik will now… Read More ›

Boys ESR Winter Top 50: March 19

TOP STORY: With most programs in Texas on spring break and the rest of the winter-playing states finished, there was no movement in this week’s ESR Top 50. Such tranquility will soon end as the Texas playoffs start in two weeks. BIG MOVER: None. NEWCOMERS: None. NOTES: The winter season includes the following states: Arizona,… Read More ›

Boys ESR Winter Top 50: March 12

TOP STORY: El Rancho (Calif.) won the CIF Southern Regional Championship on Saturday, earning the program its first national Top 5 finish. With the California teams now done with their seasons, all that’s left is Texas. BIG MOVER: San Jacinto (Calif.). Less than a week after losing big to Saddleback, San Jacinto avenged that loss,… Read More ›

Boys ESR Winter Top 50: March 5

TOP STORY: This week’s Southern California Regional championships will play an important part in sizing up programs from various California regions. Teams such as San Clemente and El Rancho have a chance to earn a higher ranking when it clashes with programs from other sections. BIG MOVER: Servite (Anaheim, Calif.). After finishing third in the… Read More ›

Boys ESR Winter Top 50: Feb. 26

TOP STORY: Titles in the Central Coast, Los Angeles, San Diego and Southern sections will be determined this week, to go along with the Central and Northern Coast sections that were decided last week. After this week, all that remains in California will be the Southern Regional Championships. BIG MOVER: Georgetown (Georgetown, Texas). Georgetown is… Read More ›

Boys ESR Winter Top 50: Feb. 19

TOP STORY: Alief Elsik (Calif.) and Alisal (Calif.) seem to be matching each other every step of the way. Three weeks ago, both teams went 1-0-1. They followed it up with 2-0 weeks. Last week, the teams again went 1-0-1. The net result is no change in the rankings. In fact, both will remain Nos…. Read More ›