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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Updated: May 22, 10:51 PM ET
ECNL U14 Power Rankings

By Sheldon Shealer & Chris Ackels

Real Colorado sneaks into the top five this week, in the modified ESPNHS ECNL Under-14 Power Rankings.

While Eclipse Select remains No. 1, Arsenal FC inches a spot higher into the No. 2 position. Stars of Mass and PDA occupy the Nos. 3 and 4 positions, followed by Real Colorado.

Although the chart below does not yet reflect all 10 ranked teams, the following programs hold down the Nos. 6-10 spots: 6. FC Dallas (12-2-2), 7. Atlanta Fire (10-2-0), 8. Charlotte SA (12-1-1), 9. Dallas Sting (9-2-3) and 10. San Diego Surf (12-2-0).

Throughout the rest of the season, ESPNHS will offer a weekly glance at the top 10 teams in each age group. These rankings, indicative of the results of a team rather than a prediction of future outcomes, offer a sampling of some of the top talent in the game.

2011-12 Elite Clubs National League Power Rankings: Under-14
Eclipse Select

Last Week: 1
Eclipse Select was held to a draw last week by the Michigan Hawks, but a comfortable win over Vardar helps this program retain the No. 1 spot with an undefeated record.
Next Match: April 28 at FC Milwaukee
Arsenal FC
Last Week: 3
Arsenal's win streak ended at 12, but the tie with West Coast FC did allow Arsenal FC to extend its undefeated run to 14 matches. Arsenal FC defeated Eagles SC over the weekend.
Next Match: April 21 at real So Cal
Stars of Mass
Last Week: 4
Stars of Massachusetts defeated East Meadow 2-1 and routed Albertson 8-0 in league action last week. Results like that will keep the Stars of Mass moving up.
Next Match: April 21 at FC Bucks
Last Week: 5
PDA and Stars of Mass, which split their meetings, are shaping up to be two of the strongest programs in this age group. PDA handled SoccerPlus and Connecticut FC last weekend.
Next Match: April 21 vs. World Class
Real Colorado

Last Week: NR
Tatum Barton has scored seven goals and Mallory Pugh has added six as Real Colorado is off to a perfect start. The team has a few matches to make up, but is not scheduled to play until June.
Next Match: June 1 at Las Vegas Premier