The TeamRank Top 25, the comprehensive ranking system for elite club soccer teams nationwide, continues updates for the 2017/2018 season with the U18, U17, and U16 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 TeamRank Top 25. The Academy teams in the U16/U17 age group are ranked in the U16 age group for TeamRank.
Real Colorado is the No. 1 team in the TeamRank Top 25 for the U18 girls club soccer team age group. Behind star Sophia Smith, the Real Colorado squad looks pretty impressive through the first months of the season. They are going to be a difficult team to beat come playoff time with Gracie Armstrong and Smith leading the attack.
Crossfire Premier, Tophat SC, NC Courage, and Penn Fusion round out the top five. Check out the Top 25 teams here.
So Cal Blues, Florida Elite Soccer Academy, Mustang SC, and Davis Legacy jump up the rankings with the latest update to the TeamRank for the U17 age group. Blues, Florida, and Mustang hold down the top three spots respectively.
Dallas Sting and Carolina Elite Soccer Academy round out the top five. Check out the Top 25 teams here.
So Cal Blues ECNL takes over the No. 1 spot in the U16 age group. The Blues team, which is basically the same group that won the National Championship in the U15 age group last year, looks dominant in ECNL play through the first two months of the season.
LAFC Slammers also jump up the rankings in the latest update to the U16 age group. Check out the Top 25 teams here.
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.