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ESPN will release the ESPN RISE FAB 50 national girls' soccer winter rankings each week of the regular season and playoffs, continuing through the final matches of the Texas state playoffs.
Another week, and another No. 1 enters the picture in the ESPN RISE FAB 50.
Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.) jumps from No. 4 to the top spot this week on the heels of losses by the top three schools.
The Red Bull/Nolan Showcase helped kick off the Texas high school season, featuring 27 schools, and the impact was great on the FAB 50. Former Nos. 2 and 3 (Marcus and Plano West) were a combined 2-4-2 at the event and both dropped from the rankings.
The big mover this week was Keller, which emerged from the Nolan Showcase with an undefeated record and the most points accumulated through the three-day, four-match event.
Results through Jan. 11.
Rankings: Preseason / Week: 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /
ESPN RISE FAB 50 WINTER GIRLS' SOCCER RANKINGS: WEEK 5 (Nos. 1-25) Rk. School (City, State) Record Prv. Notes 1 Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.) 9-0-0 4 One NorCal coach of standing said this Foothill team might be the best team to every come out of the area. Now it gets a chance at No. 1 thanks to a loss by Aliso Niguel last week. 2 George Jenkins (Lakeland, Fla.) 16-0-1 5 George Jenkins is right back where it ended lst year - No. 2 in the FAB 50. A second straight undefeated, state-title season could earn this program its first FAB 50 national title. 3 The Woodlands (Texas) 4-0-0 6 The Woodlands got off to a hot start by winning its season-opening tournament. 4 Torrey Pines (San Diego) 7-1-2 8 In a meeting of FAB 50 teams last week, Torrey Pines handled Rancho Bernardo 3-0. 5 San Clemente (San Clemente, Calif.) 15-2-0 11 Dani Weatherholt scored the lone goal as San Clemente edged FAB 50-ranked Tesoro 1-0 in a league match last week. 6 Esperanza (Anaheim, Calif.) 13-1-1 12 Kylie Bono and Courtney Garcia each scored a goal in the team's 2-0 victory over Edison. 7 Aliso Niguel (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) 12-1-1 1 Aliso's run as undefeated and No. 1 ended with a 1-0 league loss to FAB 50-ranked Mission Viejo. 8 Keller (Texas) 3-0-1 NR Keller was the surprise team of the red Bull/Nolan Showcase, going 3-0-1 and earning the highest point total. The team had quality wins over Plano West, Ursuline Academy and St. Thomas More (La.). 9 Allen (Texas) 3-0-1 18 Allen won its season-opening showcase after drawing with FAB 50-ranked Permian in group play. 10 Coppell (Texas) 3-1-0 10 Coppell recovered from a season-opening loss for the second straight year to roll off three wins at the ed Bull/Nolan Showcase and win its group title. 11 Melbourne (Fla.) 15-0-1 9 Melbourne was held to a draw last week by Cardinal Gibbons, which results in these teams being ranked one behind the other in this week's FAB 50. 12 Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 21-0-2 13 Gibbons' draw with Melbourne helps validate the team's national ranking. 13 Westview (San Diego) 9-1-3 21 Westview's lone loss is to an Clemente and it could emerge as the top team in San Diego this winter. 14 Amador Valley (Pleasanton, Calif.) 9-0-2 22 Amador Valley's victory over former Top 25 Carondelet helps vault it into the Top 20. 15 McKinney Boyd (McKinney, Texas) 3-1-0 35 Boyd's lone loss during a 3-1 showing at the Red Bull/Nolan Showcase came to the hands of Coppell. 16 Los Alamitos (Calif.) 10-2-4 17 Ariana Carillo and Taylor Vargo scored in Los Alamitos' 2-0 victory over Newport Harbor. 17 Wilson (Long Beach, Calif.) 10-2-3 19 Kaitlyn Hellman and Kim Marshall scored as Long Beach Wilson edged Long Beach Poly in the league opener for both teams. 18 St. Ignatius (San Francisco) 8-0-1 23 As the lone undefeated team in the section, St. Ignatius slowly is climbing up the FAB 50 rankings. 19 Lake Highlands (Richardson, Texas) 2-0-2 NR Lake Highlands was another of the surprise teams at the Red Bull/Nolan Showcase, defeating Nolan Catholic and tying Southlake Carroll and former FAB 50 No. 2 Marcus. 20 Kamehameha (Honolulu) 7-0-1 27 Kamehameha and Mililani appear to be the class of Hawaii this winter. It's possible both teams will be in the Top 25 in time for the playoffs in February. 21 Seminole (Fla.) 10-0-1 28 Seminole faces Palm Harbor University in the PCAC final this week in a meeting that will have a state-ranking consequence. 22 Upland (Calif.) 8-1-3 29 Upland is quietly turning in another solid season. The team's only loss is to Long Beach Wilson. 23 El Toro (Lake Forest, Calif.) 7-3-2 16 Helped by its 3-0 victory over Tesoro, El Toro remains a Top 25 team despite three defeats. 24 Tesoro (Rancho SM, Calif.) 5-3-6 24 Tesoro fell to San Clemente 1-0 last week in a league opener for both squads. 25 Xavier College Prep (Phoenix) 11-2-0 36 Xavier is riding a five-match win streak since a loss to San Clemente (Calif.) at the Excalibur Tournament.
|ESPN RISE FAB 50 WINTER GIRLS' SOCCER RANKINGS: WEEK 5 (Nos. 26-50)|
|Rank||School (City, State)||Record||Prv.|
|26||American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.)||17-2-2||34|
|29||Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.)||7-3-2||42|
|30||Mission Viejo (Calif.)||7-3-6||NR|
|31||Nolan Catholic (Fort Worth, Texas)||14-3-0||7|
|32||Ursuline Academy (Dallas)||12-3-0||26|
|34||Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)||7-2-4||NR|
|35||Presentation (San Jose, Calif.)||10-1-3||43|
|36||Southlake Carroll (Texas)||1-1-2||15|
|37||Clovis (Fresno, Calif.)||13-0-2||45|
|38||Buchanan (Fresno, Calif.)||12-1-1||46|
|39||Merritt Island (Fla.)||14-3-1||NR|
|40||Highland (Gilbert, Ariz.)||8-2-1||33|
|41||Reagan (San Antonio, Texas)||4-0-0||NR|
|42||Permian (Odessa, Texas)||2-0-1||NR|
|43||Desert Vista (Phoenix)||9-0-4||NR|
|44||Martin (Arlington, Texas)||3-1-0||NR|
|45||Plano East (Plano, Texas)||3-0-1||44|
|46||Satellite (Satellite Beach, Fla.)||14-4-2||NR|
|47||St. John's Country Day (Orange Park, Fla.)||14-1-2||20|
|49||Carondelet (Concord, Calif.)||5-3-1||14|
|50||Castro Valley (Calif.)||10-2-0||NR|