Text size

HS: Winter state, region rankings, Feb. 29

Article Written by Sheldon Shealer
Published: February 29, 2016

The top two girls teams in California saw their undefeated seasons end in playoff overtime losses, while a Hawaii boys power added to its legacy in a wild week of high school soccer.

BOYS

Punahou (Honolulu, Hawaii) capped an undefeated season with a 2-0 win over Kapolei (Hawaii) in the Division I state final, marking the program's 19th state crown. The win secures a No. 1 state ranking and No. 2 West Region ranking for the 13-0-3 Buff 'n Blue. 

In California, perennial powers Paramount (Calif.) and Servite (Anaheim, Calif.) suffered early ends to their seasons with CIF Southern Section Division I playoff losses last week. Meanwhile, Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.) secured a CIF Southern Regional playoff spot with a victory in the CIF Central Section Division I tournament.

GIRLS

Aliso Niguel (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) and Carondelet (Concord, Calif.) were very much in the national No. 1 race until losing heartbreaking, overtime contests last week -- ending a pair undefeated seasons.

Aliso Niguel was the No. 1 seed in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 tournament, ranked No. 1 in the state and region by TopDrawerSoccer and held a No. 3 SIMA FAB 50 national ranking entering last week's section quarterfinals. That didn't stop unranked Chino Hills (Calif.) from posting one of the week's biggest surprises as Alexis Vera scored a golden goal in the 93rd minute for a 1-0 victory. The result sends Chino Hills into this week's section semifinals, and Aliso's season is over at 17-1-3.

In the closing minute of the first overtime, San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.) stunned Carondelet when Madison Griffey converted a corner kick from Rachel Speros for a 1-0 victory in the North Coast Section Division I final. Carondelelt was 18-0-6 entering the match and ranked No. 6 in the SIMA FAB 50. The result marked the second straight year a top-seeded, undefeated team lost in the highly competitive NCS Division I final. 

See the entire WINTER high school region and state rankings:

WINTER REGION RANKINGS: BOYS (Feb. 29) | GIRLS (Feb. 29)

WINTER STATE RANKINGS: BOYS (Feb. 29) | GIRLS (Feb. 29)

GET STARTED Join our Student Panel on the “Innovators” show  every Sunday on KRON-TV
Related Topics: SIMA FAB 50 / Event
 
High School Rankings HQ
Advanced Soccer Media
    1. About Us
    2. Terms and Conditions
    3. Privacy Policy
    4. Advertise with Us
    5. Jobs
    6. Contact Us
    7. NCAA Compliance
    1. TopDrawerSoccer.com, 5855 Green Valley Circle, Ste. 303, Culver City, CA 90230
      © 2020 Advanced Sports Media, LLC. TeamRank™, Players to Watch™, and TopDrawerSoccer.com are trademarks Advanced Sports Media, LLC. All rights reserved.