TopDrawerSoccer updates the TeamRank for April on Friday with a new look at the girls U18, U17, and U16 age groups. This is the second of four updates for this month.
For consistency sake, the Development Academy U18/19 teams are ranked in the U18 age group. The U16/17 teams are ranked in the U16 age group. Scroll to the bottom for information about the TeamRank process.
TopDrawerSoccer Girls TeamRank U18 April 2018
Crossfire Premier remains the top team in the U18 age group for girls club soccer teams in the April update. Crossfire is unbeaten in Development Academy this season. NC Courage is the No. 2 team and a close second in the rankings. Courage continues to chip away at the top spot as the league heads into its final couple months of the season.
TopDrawerSoccer Girls TeamRank U17 April 2018
So Cal Blues continued their dominant run in the ECNL recently with a 2-0-1 record at the National Event in Phoenix. Mustang SC, the No. 2 team in the TopDrawerSoccer TeamRank Top 25, held So Cal Blues to scoreless draw in the final game from the event.
TopDrawerSoccer Girls TeamRank U16 April 2018
Following the results from the Development Academy Showcase in North Carolina plus the games from the past month, there are a number of new teams added to the TeamRank Top 25 for the U16 girls age group.
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.