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HS: State, region rankings, April 9

Article Written by Sheldon Shealer
Published: April 9, 2018

Between the Texas winter season playoffs, the Southern Coast Cup and Palmetto Cup for spring teams, the start of the PepsiCo Showdown for Illinois girls, the St. Louis Classic and Lou Malnati's Deep Dish Classic, it was quite a busy weekend for nationally ranked high school soccer teams -- that is -- when the weather cooperated.

Several other tournaments were either interupted or outright cancelled due to inclement weather.

The series of showcase events did little more than reinforce the lofty rankings for many of the nation's top-ranked teams.

Here are a few of the big winners:

BOYS

* Alief Elsik (Texas) and McKinney Boyd (Texas), the No. 2- and 3-ranked teams in the Winter FAB 50 boys rankings advanced in the Texas 6A playoffs. 

* Wando (S.C.) boys won the top division at the Southern Coast Cup, beating opponents from Georgia, Oklahoma and Tennessee. The 3-0 showing pushed Wando's record to 17-0 this season and 42-0 over the past two years -- just four wins shy of the state record for longest win streak. Wando remains No. 1 in the state, region and FAB 50 spring boys rankings.

* Westminster Schools (Ga.) went 2-0-1 at the Southern Coast Cup to win its division and remain a solid Top 5 program in the Spring FAB 50 rankings. 

* Cardinal Newman (S.C.) ran its record to 16-1 in winning the Palmetto Cup over the weekend, a grueling run of five gams in four days. Newman's only loss is to Wando, which means Newman should expect to clime in the next FAB 50.

GIRLS

* Charlotte Latin (N.C.) shut out Westminster Schools (Ga.) and Eureka (Mo.) to win the top girls flight at the Southern Coast Cup. Charlotte Latin sustained an early loss to rival Charlotte Catholic (N.C.) and tied state-ranked Hough (N.C.), but the recent series of quality results will have this team moving back up in the national race.

* Undefeated Highland Park, The Woodlands, Cinco Ranch and Houston Memorial all advanced in the Texas playoffs, keeping them in the running for national Top 5 winter finishes.

* Nerinx Hall (Mo.) and Incarnate Word Academy (Mo.) both went undefeated at the St. Louis Classic to retain their high state, region and national rankings.

CLICK BELOW FOR THE COMPLETE SPRING HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS

SPRING REGION RANKINGS: BOYS (April 9) | GIRLS (April 9)

SPRING STATE RANKINGS: BOYS (April 9) | GIRLS (April 9)

 

CLICK BELOW FOR THE COMPLETE WINTER HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS

WINTER REGION RANKINGS: BOYS (April 9) | GIRLS (April 9)

WINTER STATE RANKINGS: BOYS (April 9) | GIRLS (April 9)

 
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