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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Updated: May 22, 10:40 PM ET
ECNL U14 Power Rankings

By Sheldon Shealer & Chris Ackels

Only four matches involving ESPNHS ECNL Under-14 Power Ratings Top 10 teams took place last week, and the ranked teams went 4-0 with four shutouts.

The net result was no change in this week's rankings.

No. 2 Arsenal, No. 5 FC Dallas (twice) and No. 9 FC Virginia won their matches by a combined 14-0 margin. FC Dallas' Haley Berg was the offensive star of the week, recording three goals and three asissts in two matches.

While there is a near full schedule this week, there are no meetings between top 10 teams, thus another perfect week for the top 10 is possible.

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 holds a comfortable lead over KCFC and Michigan Hawks in the Midwest Conference. The team closes out regular season play next week.
Next Match: May 19 vs. Carmel United
Arsenal FC

Last Week: 2
Nicole Leggio, Cassidy Overstreet and Leah Pruitt scored goals as Arsenal FC defeated Real So Cal in a conference meeting. The result stretches the team's undefeated run to 15 matches.
Next Match: May 12 vs. Irvine Strikers
Real Colorado

Last Week: 3
Tatum Barton has scored seven goals and Mallory Pugh has added six as Real Colorado is off to a perfect start. Any slip-up by Eclipse or Arsenal could open the door for Real Colorado.
Next Match: June 1 at Las Vegas Premier

Last Week: 4
PDA's 2.62 points-per-match average is the third-highest among all ECNL under-14 teams. The team faces a pair of Connecticut teams this week prior to the PDA Showcase.
Next Match: May 12 vs. Connecticut FC
FC Dallas

Last Week: 5
Haley Berg factored in every goal last week as FC Dallas handled Minnesota Thunder Academy 4-0 and FC Milwaukee 2-0. Berg had three goals and three assists.
Next Match: May 13 vs. Dallas Sting
Charlotte SA

Last Week: 6
Charlotte SA has the fourth-highest points-per-match average in the ECNL. The team also leads a talented Southeast Conference race over Concorde Fire and Atlanta Fire.
Next Match: June 10 vs. Carolina Elite
Concorde Fire

Last Week: 7
Concorde Fire, with the previous week's win over rival Atlanta Fire, currently occupies the second-place position in the Southeast Conference race, behind Charlotte SA.
Next Match: May 13 at Birmingham United
Stars of Mass

Last Week: 8
Stars of Mass is 11-1 in its last 12 matches and only one upset loss prevents this team from a top five ranking. The team has locked up at least a second-place in the conference.
Next Match: May 12 vs. Albertson Fury
FC Virginia

Last Week: 9
Christiana Davey scored two goals and added one assist as FC Virginia routed the Richmond Strikers 5-0. Christina Halstead, Emma Kershner and Sierra Lam added goals.
Next Match: May 12 vs. Richmond Strikers
Ohio Premier Eagles

Last Week: 10
Ohio Premier Eagles, which has a tie with FC Virginia, is fractions behind in the race for first place in the conference. The team was idle this week and faces a challenge in FC Bucks.
Next Match: May 12 vs. FC Bucks