While the top spots in the rankings seem to be locked down, there is one wild card emerging in the East.
Albertson SC (N.Y.) makes its debut in this week's ESPNHS ECNL Under-18 Power Rankings at No. 4, and the team has time to move up. Albertson's only loss this season is to the No. 2 Michigan Hawks, meaning more positive results by Albertson could inch this team even higher in the rankings.
Throughout the rest of the season, ESPNHS will offer a weekly glance at the top five teams in each age group.
It should be noted, 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.