Six of the top nine teams see movement this week in the ESPNHS ECNL Under-16 Power Rankings, thanks to a wild PDA Showcase weekend.
No. 3 PDA was perfect on their home turf as the team continued its undefeated season with three wins. The New Jersey squad has three games remaining on the regular season schedule -- if they win them all, they would earn the top overall seed in next month's ECNL National Championships. Meanwhile No. 4 Slammers drops a spot after losing a Sunday matchup with Bethesda.
No. 7 West Coast stretched its unbeaten streak to nine games last weekend with two wins and a tie at the PDA Showcase. West Coast moves up in the rankings for the second consecutive week. No. 9 Eclipse Select is ranked for the first time at this age group after compiling a strong showing at the PDA Showcase.
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.
Top 10 Matchups this Weekend
No. 3 PDA vs. FC Stars of Mass
No. 8 So Cal Blues vs. San Diego Surf
No. 9 Eclipse Select vs. Carmel United