San Clemente (Calif.) boys and JSerra (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) girls pulled off a rare double, and Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.) girls took advantage of a second chance to highlight high school soccer action last week.
All three teams secured FAB 50 Top 10 finishes for the winter season, while JSerra remains in the running for the FAB 50 national title.
With all but Texas finished in the winter season, we start to pivot toward the spring season, where a handful of states have started regular season play.
The most noticeable spring moves include a changing of the guard in the FAB 50 boys Top 5. Preseason No. 1 Wando (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) lost a match, ending its lengthy win streak and No. 2 Westminster Schools (Atlanta, Ga.) tied Bob Jones (Madison, Ala.). Those results lead to a trio of Virginia teams that have yet to play moving up to the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 positions. [Albermarle va-m] (Charlottesville, Va.) tops the chart this week.
Now, on with the rankings ...
BIG MOVERS: BOYS: [Birmingham Community Charter ca-m] (Van Nuys, Calif.). Birmingham jumped from No. 50 to No. 24 after beating former No. 11 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) in the regional quarterfinals. Birmingham's season ended two days later with a loss to San Clemente. ... GIRLS: Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.). Monte Vista jumped 13 spots this week to No. 7 and could finish in the Top 5 before this season is over. Monte Vista made the major leap after winning the NorCal Division I championship this past weekend, knocking off three Top 25 teams in the process.
NEWCOMERS: BOYS: No. 33 Sierra Vista (Baldwin Park, Calif.), No. 47 Mission (San Francisco, Calif.), No. 48 Fresno Central (Fresno, Calif.) and No. 50 Marin Academy (San Rafael, Calif.). ... GIRLS: No. 39 St. Francis (Sacramento, Calif.), No. 43 The Woodlands (Texas), No. 44 San Antonio Reagan (San Antonio, Texas), No. 48 Oviedo (Fla.), No. 49 Cypress (Calif.) and No. 50 Upland (Calif.).
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BIG MOVERS: BOYS: J.L. Mann (Greenville, S.C.). J.L. Mann's eight-spot move from No. 32 to No. 24 this week marks the largest move among the previously ranked teams. ... GIRLS: Ankeny (Iowa). Ankeny leads a group of teams that moved up seven spots, but that was due mostly to attrition. Ankeny remains a month away from starting regular season play but sits at No. 23 this week.
NEWCOMERS: BOYS: No. 7 Dutch Fork (Irmo, S.C.), No. 14 [Mountain Brook al-m] (Birmingham, Ala.), No. 16 Bob Jones (Madison, Ala.), No. 27 Mill Creek (Hoschton, Ga.), No. 30 Lambert (Suwanee, Ga.), No. 39 Mustang (Okla.), No. 43 Clover (S.C.), No. 45 Northwest Whitfield (Tunnel Hill, Ga.), No. 46 Hillgrove (Powder Springs, Ga.), No. 48 North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.), No. 49 Pope (Marietta, Ga.) and No. 50 Nation Ford (Fort Mill, S.C.). ... GIRLS: No. 22 Mustang (Okla.), No. 34 Lambert (Suwanee, Ga.), No. 35 Fuquay-Varina (N.C.), No. 36 Roswell (Ga.), No. 40 Oak Mountain (Birmingham, Ala.), No. 46 River Bluff (Lexington, S.C.), No. 48 Midland (Mich.), No. 49 Wheaton Warrenville South (Wheaton, Ill.) and No. 50 Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee, Ga.).
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