The TeamRank Top 25 presented by Barca Academy, the comprehensive ranking system for elite club soccer teams nationwide, continues updates for the 2017/2018 season with the U16, U17, and U18 girls club soccer teams. We will update our National Top 25 for each age group at least once per month.
For consistency sake, Development Academy teams in the U18/U19 age group are ranked in the U18 age group for the Barca Academy TeamRank Top 25. The Academy teams in the U16/U17 age group are ranked in the U16 age group for TeamRank.
A hot start to the season for Crossfire Premier in the Development Academy has the Washington club in first place in the TeamRank Top 25 presented by Barca Academy. Crossfire is 2-0 on the season with a pair of convincing performances, which has them in the top spot for the September update. Penn Fusion, Concorde Fire, and Sky Blue PDA round out the top four.
Some of the top teams in the ECNL grab the leadings spots in the TeamRank Top 25 presented by Barca Academy. St. Louis Scott Gallagher is in the top spot. Nationals Union, the defending US Youth Soccer National Champion, is in the No. 2 spot. Dallas Sting, Davis Legacy, and Elite Girls Academy round out the top five.
Florida’s United Soccer Alliance is the top team in the Barca Academy TeamRank Top 25 for U16 girls club soccer teams. In the September update, the rankings were heavily dependent upon rosters and United Soccer Alliance looks to have a stellar squad for this season.
San Jose Earthquakes, So Cal Blues, and Charlotte Soccer Association are the other three teams in the top four with the September update for the TeamRank Top 25.
Barca Academy TeamRank is the comprehensive team-ranking system devised by TopDrawerSoccer.com to provide an objective and common-sense approach to determining which elite youth soccer teams are the best in the nation.
The rankings, updated monthly, are primarily results-based, with a nod toward the league and championship competitions that emulate how excellence is determined in leading soccer nations around the world.
Tournaments are also included but at a reduced value due to the many mitigating factors involving such events, including attrition and guest players.
A final layer of executive evaluation is provided to account for variables that often impact results, thus ensuring that the monthly lists are not subjective, but are not purely mechanical.