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Girls ESR Final Winter Top 50

April 23, 2013

TOP STORY: Plano West (Texas) finishes atop of the ESR Top 50 for the second time in program history, joining the 2001 state and national title-winning team. All-Time Winter Girls No. 1s 2012-13: Plano West (Plano, Texas) 2011-12: Aliso Niguel (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) 2010-11: St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) 2009-10: Melbourne (Melbourne, Fla.) 2008-09:… Read More ›

Girls ESR Winter Top 50: April 16

TOP STORY: It’s this simple — a second straight state title this weekend will give top-ranked Plano West an ESR Winter national crown, as well. A Plano West loss will turn the top ranking over to San Ramon Valley (Calif.). BIG MOVER: Plano West (Plano, Texas). The Wolves return to the spot it held in… Read More ›

Girls ESR Winter Top 50: April 9

TOP STORY: The clear-out of Texas teams in the top 10 started with a series of surprises last week. No. 8 Boyd was stunned by unranked Sachse, while No. 7 Coppell lost in a shootout to then unranked Mansfield. The Coppell result was less surprising as Mansfield has been in and out of the Top… Read More ›

Girls ESR Winter Top 50: April 2

TOP STORY: The stakes start to get high in Texas as teams move into the Area and Regional rounds of postseason play. All 20 of the ESR Texas Top 20 teams from the previous week won their playoff openers. Soon, some of these teams will start to clash. In fact, ESR No. 6 Marcus and… Read More ›

Girls ESR Winter Top 50: March 26

TOP STORY: The next loss by any Texas team, basically will be its final loss. Other than a couple of regular-season matches scheduled for early this week, the postseason begins in Texas. The Texas Class 5A tournament rivals the Southern Section Division 1 as the most grueling competition in the country. In Texas, 128 Class… Read More ›

Girls ESR Winter Top 50: March 19

TOP STORY: With most Texas programs on spring break last week, there was no movement in the Top 50. That will soon change once the postseason starts in Texas in about two weeks. BIG MOVER: None. NEWCOMERS: None. NOTES: The winter season includes the following states: Arizona, California (winter), Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas…. Read More ›

Girls ESR Winter Top 50: March 12

TOP STORY: Twice every winter, the rankings take on a heavy Texas look in the Top 10 — once at New Year’s and again at the conclusion of the California high school season. The reason? By New Year’s, the Texas teams that have yet to play artificially move higher with 0-0 records while their Florida… Read More ›

Girls ESR Winter Top 50: March 5

TOP STORY: This week’s Southern California Regional championships could reshape the California rankings, and with in the national rankings. Since the event started, the Southern and San Diego sections have dominated the play. If that trend continues, chances are teams from outside those sections in the south could be pushed out of the rankings. BIG… Read More ›

Girls ESR Winter Top 50: Feb. 26

TOP STORY: The CIF Southern Section Division 1 champion will be crowned this week, and the semifinals include several heavy-hitters, which is no surprise. Capistrano Valley and Aliso Niguel meet in one semifinal while league rivals Harvard-Westlake and Chaminade square off in the other. On the line will be a berth in next week’s regional… Read More ›

Girls ESR Winter Top 50: Feb. 19

TOP STORY: Starting this week, all California sections will be involved in postseason play. Once California finishes, it will only leave Texas as the last state battling it out for the winter season. BIG MOVER: San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.). OK, moving from No. 5 to No. 4 isn’t much of a move, but for… Read More ›