HS: Spring, Winter SIMA FAB 50, March 31

HS: Spring, Winter SIMA FAB 50, March 31
by Sheldon Shealer
March 31, 2015

Broughton (Raleigh, N.C.) cracks the SIMA FAB 50 spring girls rankings at No. 48 this week.

While that doesn't appear to be major news, it does create an interesting tidbit.

When the SIMA FAB 50 debuted in the 1999-2000 school year, Broughton was a national power. It responded by winning three of the first four spring FAB 50 national titles (2000, 2001 and 2003). With Broughton in the rankings this week, it joins No. 2 New Trier (Winnetka, Ill.), No. 9 Waubonsie Valley (Aurora, Ill.), No. 14 St. Joseph's Academy (St. Louis, Mo.) and No. 32 Hough (Cornelius, N.C.) as past national champs with teams in this week's rankings. In fact, Broughton, St. Joseph's (2002) and New Trier (2004) combined to win the first five spring FAB 50 titles. Waubonsie Valley added back-to-back crowns in 2007 and 2008, and Hough finished No. 1 in 2012.


TOP STORY: There was little doubt on the top spring story of the week -- Collinsville (Collinsville, Ill.) routing former SIMA FAB 50 Top 10-ranked Edwardsville (Edwardsville, Ill.) 5-1 last week. Sophia Sharos led the way with three goals as Collinsville avenged a lopsided loss last year and etched itself as a favorite among the Downstate schools in Illinois.

BIG MOVER: BOYS: Omaha South (Omaha, Neb.) moved up 13 spots to No. 24 this week. Omaha South was the SIMA FAB 50 No. 1 team in 2013, and a perfect season could put this squad in the running for another national title. GIRLS: St. Francis (Sacramento, Calif.) moved up 13 spots to No. 29 following a win over previous Top 20-ranked and undefeated Franklin (Elk Grove, Calif.). The top three spring California programs, each with one loss, are all ranked in the SIMA FAB 50 after taking turns beating each other.

NEWCOMERS: BOYS: No. 21 Ravenwood (Brentwood, Tenn.), No. 28 Edmond North (Edmond, Okla.), No. 31 East Central (Tulsa, Okla.), No. 32 Lone Peak (Highland, Utah), No. 36 Franklin (Franklin, Tenn.), No. 39 Park View (Sterling) (Sterling, Va.), No. 40 River Bluff (Lexington, S.C.), No. 41 Battlefield (Haymarket, Va.), No. 42 James River (Midlothian, Va.), No. 44 Walton (Marietta, Ga.), No. 46 Grand Island (Grand Island, Neb.), No. 48 Westminster Schools (Atlanta, Ga.) and No. 49 Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, Ga.). GIRLS: No. 23 Omaha Westside (Omaha, Neb.), No. 31 Webster Groves (Webster Groves, Mo.), No. 33 Lake Norman (Lake Norman, N.C.), No. 38 Collinsville (Collinsville, Ill.), No. 43 Waukee (Waukee, Iowa), No. 48 Broughton (Raleigh, N.C.), No. 49 [Thunderridge co-w] (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) and No. 50 Loudoun County (Leesburg, Va.).


TOP STORY: The week of truth has arrived. With the first round of the bi-districts in the books, almost all of the Texas favorites advanced. This week, we start to see the first clashes between SIMA FAB 50-ranked teams, and those outcomes could lead to drastic changes in next week's rankings.

BIG MOVER: No boys or girls team moved more than one place in this week's rankings. 

NEWCOMERS: BOYS: No. 50 East View (Georgetown, Texas). GIRLS: No. 40 McKinney Boyd (McKinney, Texas).



SIMA FAB 50 RANKINGS: BOYS (March 31) | GIRLS (March 31)

REGION RANKINGS: BOYS (March 30) | GIRLS (March 30)

STATE RANKINGS: BOYS (March 30) | GIRLS (March 30)



SIMA FAB 50 RANKINGS: BOYS (March 31) | GIRLS (March 31)



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