Commentary

ECNL U14 Power Rankings

Updated: May 22, 2012, 10:33 PM ET
By Sheldon Shealer & Chris Ackels | ESPNHS Staff

Eclipse Select (Ill.) moves to the top of the list this week following a loss by former No. 1 PDA (N.J.).

PDA's setback was to Stars of Massachusetts and leaves the teams tied for first in their division as the teams have split their meetings. Interestingly, both matches ended 2-1. Since Stars won the most recent encounter, it checks in at No. 5 this week. PDA, which falls out of the rankings, will be back in the top five at the next possible opportunity, which could come as early as next Thursday since three teams will be tested this weekend.

Each Thursday throughout the rest of the ECNL season, ESPNHS will offer a weekly glance at the top five teams in each age group.

These rankings are not predictive, but rather reactive to the results. In other words, the higher ranked team has accomplished something on the field to earn that position for now. As such, we expect quite a bit of turnover in the rankings throughout the rest of the ECNL season.

2011-12 Elite Clubs National League Power Rankings: Under-14
RANKTEAM / RECORD TRENDINGCOMMENTS
1
1
Last Week: 2
Alissa Gorzak, Zoe Redei, Courtney Daugerdas and Cassandra Rohan have combined for 22 goals this season. Longtime coach Rory Dames appears to have a title contender here.
Next Match: April 1 at Sockers FC
2
Charlotte SA
12-0-0
1
Last Week: 3
Charlotte Soccer Academy sports the best overall record among the U14 teams. Maggie Wadsworth and Shayna Passantino have combined for 19 goals this season.
Next Match: April 14 at Concorde Fire
3
1
Last Week: 4
The San Diego Surf has not played an ECNL match since the first week of November. The team resumes play with Camille Bassett as the leading scorer with eight goals.
Next Match: March 31 vs. Utah Avalanche
4
Arsenal FC
9-1-0
1
Last Week: 5
Arsenal has won nine straight matches, but that season-opening loss to the San Diego Surf keeps it ranked behind their Southern California rivals for now.
Next Match: March 31 vs. Eagles SC
5
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Last Week: NR
Stars of Massachusetts avenged its only loss of the season in a 2-1 win over former No. 1 PDA. The teams are tied for first with identical win-loss records.
Next Match: April 14 at East Meadow