ECNL U15 Power Rankings

Originally Published: May 31, 2012
By Sheldon Shealer & Chris Ackels | ESPNHS Staff

For the second straight week, there was not a single loss among teams in the ESPNHS ECNL Under-15 Power Rankings.

At last weekend's PDA Showcase, the three teams in action combined for an 8-0-1 showing, resulting in no movement in the rankings for the second straight week.

With only a handful of matches left, this might be the order these teams finish, heading into the national playoffs.

The big match this week pits No. 3 So Cal Blues against No. 9 San Diego Surf.

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-15
RANKTEAM / RECORD TRENDINGCOMMENTS
1
GSA
20-0-2
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Last Week: 1
GSA salvaged its undefeated season in dramatic fashion, scoring twice in the last 10 minutes for a 2-1 win over Carmel United in the team's final match at the PDA Showcase.
Next Match: Playoffs, TBA
2
Dallas Sting
16-2-3
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Last Week: 2
Blair Thorpe scored three goals the previous week as the Dallas Sting defeated Lonestar 1-0 and Challenge SC 4-0. The team still has a make-up match with FC Dallas to be played.
Next Match: TBA
3
So Cal Blues
17-2-3
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Last Week: 3
A clash with the San Diego Surf highlights this weekend's limited action around the ECNL. The Blues are likely to finish the regular season in the No. 3 spot in the rankings.
Next Match: June 3 vs. San Diego Surf
4
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Last Week: 4
Eclipse Select, which has been idle during the spring high school season, returns to action this week against Carmel United. This team has a chance to move up in future rankings.
Next Match: June 2 at Carmel United
5
PDA
14-0-3
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Last Week: 5
PDA defeated Carmel United, Ohio Premier and Ohio Elite for a perfect showing at the PDA Showcase. If PDA finishes the regular season unbeaten, it will move up in the top 10.
Next Match: June 3 vs. Stars of Mass
6
West Coast
18-3-3
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Last Week: 6
West Coast appears able to crack the top five prior to the playoffs only if PDA drops a match down the stretch. Otherwise, the playoffs will be the chance for movement for this team.
Next Match: Playoffs, TBA
7
Vardar
18-2-3
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Last Week: 7
Vardar's only losses this season are to Eclipse Select. The most recent encounter was in November. The team carries an eight-match undefeated streak into the playoffs.
Next Match: Playoffs, TBA
8
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Last Week: 8
A 3-0 showing keeps the Texans on the fringe of moving up in the top 10. The Under-15 age group has the deepest collection of teams with eye-catching win-loss records.
Next Match: June 2 vs. Solar-Chelsea
9
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Last Week: 9
Sasha Stevens scored the lone goal as the San Diego Surf retained its top 10-ranking with a 1-0 victory over Real So Cal the previous week. Next up is a clash with No. 2 So Cal Blues.
Next Match: June 3 vs. So Cal Blues
10
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Last Week: 10
The Colorado Rush have lost to Sereno and San Diego Surf this season. However, the team recently avenged its loss to Sereno to climb into playoff contention.
Next Match: June 3 vs. Real Colorado