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, teams playing in the U18/19 Development Academy age group are ranked in the U18 TeamRank. Teams playing in the U16/17 Development Academy age group are ranking in the U16 TeamRank.
Crossfire Premier takes over the top spot in the TeamRank Top 25 for this moth. The Washington team was dominant in Florida and looks like the squad to beat in the Development Academy this season.
SC del Sol (Arizona) is one of the new teams to the TeamRank Top 25 this month. The team has enjoyed success in the Development Academy in 2017. Check out the TeamRank Top 25 for the U18 age group.
So Cal Blues is still the top squad in the U17 age group. Blues are 11-0-1 in the ECNL with 55 goals scored and only six goals conceded. The Blues hold the best goal differential in the league. Mustang SC and Ohio Elite are the other teams in the top three.
Check out the TeamRank Top 25 for the U17 age group.
So Cal Blues are also the top team in the U16 age group. FC Dallas is the No. 2 team while Tophat is the No. 3 squad. Penn Fusion and Mustang SC round out the top five in the U16 TeamRank Top 25.
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.