ECNL U15 Power Rankings

Originally Published: June 7, 2012
By Sheldon Shealer & Chris Ackels | ESPNHS Staff

Three straight weeks, no change at all in the ESPNHS ECNL Under-15 Power Rankings.

The top 10 combined for a 6-1-1 week, but the loss was a match where No. 3 beat No. 9 and the tie involved the No. 10 squad, which still leads its division.

Only three top 10 teams will be in action this week, and it's possible the top 10 will remain in the same order heading into the ECNL playoffs later this month.

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's dramatic last-minute win over Carmel United at the PDA Showcase secured an undefeated regular season and a top seed for the ECNL playoffs.
Next Match: Playoffs, TBA
2
Dallas Sting
16-2-3
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Last Week: 2
The Dallas Sting closed out regular-season play with a seven-match win streak. The strong run makes this team a real title threat at the national championships.
Next Match: Playoffs, TBA
3
So Cal Blues
18-2-3
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Last Week: 3
Sydney Magnin delivered the match-winning goal, sending the So Cal Blues over the San Diego Surf 1-0 in a battle of top 10 teams last weekend to close out the regular season.
Next Match: Playoffs, TBA
4
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Last Week: 4
Eclipse Select closed out regular-season play with a 3-0 victory over Carmel United and a 2-0 win over Minnesota Thunder Academy. Eclipse is looking like a serious title threat.
Next Match: Playoffs, TBA
5
PDA
15-0-3
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Last Week: 5
With no team ranked ahead of PDA losing, this undefeated squad seems to be locked in at No. 5. Last week, PDA took down Stars of Massachusetts 1-0.
Next Match: June 9 vs. Albertson SC
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
Payton Shlemon had three goals and two assists while Madison Hartsick added three goals and one assist in the Dallas Texans' 9-0 victory over FC Dallas.
Next Match: June 10 vs. Lonestar
9
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Last Week: 9
The Surf lost to No. 3 So Cal Blues 1-0 over the weekend, but did not move in the rankings. After all, the Surf has a two-goal win over No. 10 Colorado Rush.
Next Match: Playoffs, TBA
10
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Last Week: 10
Although the Colorado Rush was held to a 1-1 draw by Real Colorado, this team remains the Mountain West Conference leader and the No. 10-ranked team.
Next Match: June 9 vs. Utah Avalanche