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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Updated: May 22, 10:50 PM ET
ECNL U15 Power Rankings

By Sheldon Shealer & Chris Ackels
ESPNHS Staff

It was smooth sailing last weekend for the top five-ranked Under-15 programs.

No. 3 So Cal Blues and No. 5 West Coast FC combined for a 4-0 showing to leave no change in this week's rankings.

In fact, there might not be much change in the top five for weeks to come. However, ESPNHS is expanding the list to a top 10 starting next week, which will offer opportunity for more programs to be recognized -- as well as create more chances at movement in the rankings.

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-15
RANKTEAM / RECORD TRENDINGCOMMENTS
1
GSA
18-0-1
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Last Week: 1
The high scoring of Jennifer Westendorf, Amanda Vocelka and Ella Stevens has carried GSA's offense. However, not to be overlooked is a defense riding a six-match shutout streak.
Next Match: Playoffs, TBA
2
Dallas Sting
12-2-2
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Last Week: 2
The Texas Conference leader's best attribute might be depth. So far, 15 different players have scored goals this season. The upcoming Texans match will be key for the division title.
Next Match: April 22 at Dallas Texans
3
So Cal Blues
13-2-1
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Last Week: 3
So Cal Blues handled the Irvine Strikers 4-0 last weekend after pulling off a close 2-1 victory over Eagles SC. The team next stays at home for a visit from the Washington programs.
Next Match: April 21 vs. Washington Premier
4
Eclipse Select
17-1-1
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Last Week: 4
With several of the top five in action in the upcoming weeks, Eclipse Select -- which does not play again until June -- is in position to move up despite its idle status.
Next Match: June 2 at Carmel United
5
West Coast
14-2-2
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Last Week: 5
West Coast reinforced its position as a SoCal favorite with convincing wins over Arsenal FC (4-0) and Slammers (3-0) last weekend. Next up is a trip to Las Vegas.
Next Match: April 21 at Las Vegas Premier