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ECNL U17 Power Rankings

5/31/2012

CASL Chelsea takes over the No. 1 spot in this week's ESPNHS ECNL Under-17 Power Rankings following Eclipse Select's loss at the PDA Showcase. Eight of the 10 teams in our rankings saw movement this week after the busy weekend in New Jersey.

Real So Cal is back in the rankings at No. 10 after a come-from-behind victory over previously top-ranked Eclipse Select on Saturday. Alexis Venegas had two goals in the game, both assisted by Rachel Connors, and Kristiana Konkol-Mroczkowski netted the game winner on a penalty kick. The 3-2 victory landed the California club back in the top 10 and brought Eclipse down to No. 2. Real So Cal was the first ranked team Eclipse has faced this season, while CASL Chelsea has beaten three ranked teams.

No. 4 Scorpions moves up two spots this week after tying No. 7 Colorado Rush and beating No. 9 Mustang and a solid San Diego Surf team. Rush holds steady after the tie thanks to two big wins on Sunday and Monday.

The top performer of the weekend though was No. 8 FC Virginia, who was the only ranked team to turn in a perfect 3-0 trip. That's a huge move for FC Virginia, who not only solidified its spot in the top 10, but also clinched a berth to next month's ECNL National Championships in Waukegan, Ill.

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.

This Weekend's Top 10 Matchups

No. 2 Eclipse Select vs. Carmel United
No. 3 Dallas Texans vs. Solar-Chelsea
No. 7 Colorado Rush vs. San Juan