Commentary

Iolani, Holland Hall finish undefeated

Updated: February 17, 2009, 6:05 AM ET
By Sheldon Shealer | ESPNRISE.com

ESPN will release the ESPN RISE FAB 50 national boys' soccer winter rankings each week of the regular season and playoffs, continuing through the final matches of the Texas state playoffs.

Perennial Hawaii state power Iolani brought home its first state title since 2009 and Holland Hall (Tulsa, Okla.) defended its SPC Division I championship and in doing so both programs secured spost in the final FAB 50 Top 25 for the 2008-09 season.

Florida and Louisiana crown state champions this week and parts of California begin postseason Tuesday, all of which could lead to plenty of movement in next week's rankings.

Results through Feb. 15.

ESPN RISE FAB 50 WINTER BOYS' SOCCER RANKINGS: WEEK 10 (Nos. 1-25)
Rk. School (City, State) Record Prv.

Notes

1 Jesuit (Dallas) 10-0-1 1

Jesuit shut out McKinney Boyd and Wylie last week to go into this week's showdown with FAB 50 No. 38 Plano having allowed only one goal in 11 matches.

2 La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.) 19-0-2 2

LCC is averaging over four goals a match during the past two weeks. LCC ends regular-season play this week against state-ranked Torrey Pines.

3 El Toro (Lake Forest, Calif.) 20-1-3 4

El Toro starts as the No. 1 seed in the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs.

4 Sachse (Texas) 18-0-1 6

Sachse, with 18 shutouts this season, jumps into the national title chase since the playoff road ahead could pit this squad against several FAB 50 teams.

5 Jesuit (New Orleans, La.) 25-0-2 5

Jesuit advanced to the state quarterfinals with a 3-0 victory over Byrd. A possible playoff meeting between Jesuit and Lafayette could provide a point-of-reference between Jesuit and several Texas programs.

6 Clements (Sugar Land, Texas) 12-0-1 7

Matt Boult and Pablo Morillo each scored a pair of goals last week as Clements posted a win and draw last week.

7 Boca Raton (Fla.) 24-1-1 8

Sevin Barnes scored in the final minute as Boca Raton edged Wellington 2-1 in a meeting between the state's top two-ranked programs.

8 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 20-1-1 10

De La Salle earned the No. 1 seed for this week's CIF North Coast Section 3A tournament. The team starts postseason play Saturday against the Monte Vista-Granada winner.

9 Saddleback (Santa Ana, Calif.) 20-1-1 11

Saddleback enters the CIF Division II playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the 32-team draw.

10 Belton (Texas) 15-1-0 13

Tyron Martin scored three goals as Belton routed Copperas Cove 11-0 to cap a two-win week.

11 Coppell (Texas) 10-2-5 14

Coppell is riding a five-match shutout streak, the most recent was a 2-0 victory over two-time defending state champion Marcus. Eric Oesch scored both Coppell goals.

12 Melbourne (Fla.) 25-2-0 44

Melbourne rolled through the regional playoffs with three shutout victories to advance to this week's Class 6A state semifinal against Lyman.

13 Wellington (Fla.) 23-1-2* 3

Season complete. Florida Class 6A region quarterfinalist. Wellington's undefeated season ended with a 2-1 playoff loss to Boca Raton in a meeting between the state's top two-ranked teams.

14 Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) 10-3-4 15

The Dragons ended a two-match scoring drought with a 2-0 victory over Flower Mound.

15 Naaman Forest (Garland, Texas) 8-2-4 16

Garland pushed Naaman Forest to PKs before Naaman Forest emerged with a district victory.

16 Iolani (Honolulu, Hawaii) 14-0-1* 19

Season complete. Division I state champion. Nick Goo had two goals and two assists as Iolani won its first state title since 2000 with a 5-2 victory over Mililani. Iolani, the state runner-up last year, has been in the state final five of the past nine seasons.

17 Rancho Buena Vista (Vista, Calif.) 15-2-3 20

Rancho Buena Vista played to a 1-1 draw with Poway last week, justifying the teams being ranked next to each other. Connor Phillips scored RBV's goal.

18 Poway (San Diego) 17-2-4 22

Poway, which lost to Rancho Buena Vista earlier in the season, played to a 1-1 draw last week in a meeting of Top 25 programs.

19 Klein (Spring, Texas) 11-1-4 23

Andrew Schmidt scored the lone goal as Klein edged rival Klein Collins 1-0 last week.

20 Holland Hall (Tulsa, Okla.) 19-0-1 24

Season complete. SPC Division I champion. Holland Hall defended its title with a 2-0 victory over John Cooper.

21 Orangewood Christian (Maitland, Fla.) 20-1-5 26

Orangewood Christian shut out all three regional playoff opponents to advance to this week's Class 2A state semifinals.

22 Palo Alto (Calif.) 18-1-2 27

A loss by Bellarmine in the conference tournament opens the door for Palo Alto to lay claim to the highest ranking among the San Jose-area schools. This week, the team starts postseason play.

23 Highland (Gilbert, Ariz.) 19-5-1* 38

Season complete. Arizona Division 5A-I state champion. After defeating Brophy Prep in the state semifinals, Highland sent off 10th-year coach Tim Barmettler with a career-ending 1-0 victory over Red Mountain. Alan Puga netted the game-winning goal.

24 Brophy Prep (Phoenix) 23-3-1* 9

Season complete. Arizona Division 5A-I state semifinalist. Brophy prep lost to Highland in the state semifinal. During the season, Brophy Prep posted wins over Bellarmine College Prep (Calif.), Millikan (Calif.) and Watsonville (Calif.).

25 Westview (San Diego) 13-3-2 31

Westview is riding an 11-match undefeated streak.

ESPN RISE FAB 50 WINTER BOYS' SOCCER RANKINGS: WEEK 10 (Nos. 26-50)
Rank School (City, State) Record Prv.
26 Millikan (Long Beach, Calif.) 23-3-2 28
27 Bellarmine Prep (San Jose, Calif.) 15-3-5 17
28 Captain Shreve (Shreveport, La.) 26-2-0 29
29 Torrey Pines (San Diego) 14-3-2 32
30 Watsonville (Watsonville, Calif.) 19-4-2 33
31 Clinton (Miss.) 19-1-4* 34
32 Boerne Champion (Boerne, Texas) 15-1-3 36
33 Churchill (San Antonio, Texas) 8-1-4 39
34 Red Mountain (Mesa, Ariz.) 15-3-0* 42
35 Merritt Island (Fla.) 16-2-4 NR
36 Niceville (Fla.) 24-1-3 NR
37 Freedom (Tampa, Fla.) 16-2-5 NR
38 Plano (Texas) 12-2-3 41
39 Permian (Odessa, Texas) 11-0-2 18
40 Pajaro Valley (Watsonville, Calif.) 13-2-2 NR
41 University (Palm Harbor, Fla.) 22-4-0 NR
42 Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.) 23-2-1* 12
43 East Lake (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) 19-2-4* 40
44 Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.) 26-2-2 43
45 Corona del Sol (Tempe, Ariz.) 18-2-1* 45
46 J Serra (Anaheim, Calif.) 13-4-6 48
47 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 12-4-7 49
48 Loyola (Los Angeles) 17-4-5 50
49 Isidore Newman (New Orleans) 19-1-4 NR
50 Ventura (Calif.) 19-3-3 NR