TOP STORY LINES: Oak Mountain (Birmingham, Ala.) boys have played their way into the SIMA FAB 50 national title conversation with a 2-1 victory over [Germantown Houston tn-m] (Germantown, Tenn.) last week. ... New Trier (Winnetka, Ill.) girls captured a third straight Pepsi Showdown title, beating Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.) 1-0 in the final. ... Chattahoochee (Alpharetta, Ga.) boys are the only team with a perfect record heading into the Class AAAAAA playoffs.
BIG MOVERS -- BOYS: Battlefield (Haymarket, Va.). Battlefield won the rematch with Forest Park (Woodbridge, Va.), helping this team jump from No. 29 to No. 12. GIRLS: Collinsville (Ill.). Collinsville moved up eight spots to No. 30 this week, powered by a win over Ursuline (Mo.).
NEWCOMERS: BOYS: No. 29 Bishop England (Charleston, S.C.), No. 45 Camas (Wash.), No. 48 West Des Moines Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa), No. 49 Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, Va.) and No. 50 Parkview (Lilburn, Ga.). GIRLS: No. 43 Webster Groves (Mo.), No. 44 Utica Eisenhower (Shelby Township, Mich.), No. 45 W.T. Woodson (Fairfax, Va.), No. 46 Cary Academy (Cary, N.C.), No. 47 Grandville (Mich.), No. 48 Rocky Mountain (Fort Collins, Colo.), No. 49 Auburn (Ala.), No. 50 Oakton (Vienna, Va.).
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