NEWS: In the preseason, this was tabbed as a strong year for Missouri soccer.
Now, a Missouri team sits atop the SIMA FAB 50 Spring girls rankings. Notre Dame de Sion (Kansas City, Mo.) nudges into the top spot following an early playoff exit by Battlefield (Haymarket, Va.). If de Sion can win twice this week, which might include a win over a fellow Top 10-ranked team, it will claim the SIMA FAB 50 spring national title. However, a loss opens the door for a pair of Illinois teams that are playing in the Super-Sectionals early this week -- Barrington and St. Charles North. If all three falter, then Tulsa Union (Okla.) will back into the No. 1 ranking.
BIG MOVERS: BOYS: Mills Godwin (Richmond, Va.). Mills Godwin jumps from No. 20 to No. 10 this week, aided by the reshuffling of the 10-20 teams following the Tennessee state tournaments and postseason play in Virginia. Mills Godwin is the only school that could have both its both and girls teams finish in the Top 10 this spring. ... GIRLS: Livonia Stevenson (Livonia, Mich.). Stevenson vaults from No. 48 to No. 24 this week as teams jockey for position coming down the home stretch. Stevenson is one of 12 teams in the Top 25 still playing.
NEWCOMERS: BOYS: No. 26 Alta (Sandy, Utah), No. 27 Roosevelt (Seattle, Wash.), No. 33 Layton (Utah) and No. 50 James River (Midlothian, Va.). ... GIRLS: No. 28 Downers Grove North (Downers Grove, Ill.), No. 36 Maury (Norfolk, Va.), No. 44 Utica Ford (Sterling Heights, Mich.), No. 45 Waukee (Iowa), No. 46 Blue Valley Southwest (Overland Park, Kan.), No. 48 Nerinx Hall (St. Louis, Mo.), No. 49 Wando (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) and No. 50 Lee's Summit North (Lee's Summit, Mo.).
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