ECNL U18 Power Rankings


The undefeated Dallas Texans are back in action this weekend, and for the first time, they'll have to defend their No. 1 ranking.

ESPNHS continues our weekly look at the top ECNL teams in each age group. This week, we expand the list to the top 10 in the ESPNHS ECNL Under-18 Power Rankings.

At U18, Dallas Texans looks to defend a flawless season this weekend against Dallas Sting to keep their spot at the top of the list. Michigan Hawks, whose season is complete, looks on anxiously from No. 2. The Power Rankings introduce five new teams to the list this week, including No. 5 FC Stars of Massachusetts, who has beaten a pair of top 10 opponents this season.

No. 9 Albertson FC took a hit this week after dropping two matches at home last weekend, and No. 7 Colorado Rush is back in our rankings after dropping out of the top five three weeks ago. Of special interest this week is No. 10 D'Feeters, the only Flight B team to earn a top ranking.

Throughout the rest of the season, ESPNHS will offer a weekly glance at the top ten 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.

This Weekend's Top Ten Matchups:

No. 1 Dallas Texans vs. Dallas Sting
No. 5 FC Stars of Mass vs. FC Bucks