Fall 2017 FAB 50 High School Soccer Team Rankings

The boys fall high school season includes the following states: Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia (private), West Virginia, Wisconsin.

The rankings are compiled by high school rankings editor Sheldon Shealer.

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Rank (Prev.) School Record
1 (1) St. Benedict's Prep Newark, NJ 15-0-0
In one of the most overwhelming performances this year, St. Benedict's hung 11 goals on regionally ranked Delran in an 11-0 thrashing. Eight players scored, no one had more than two goals. To put the performance in context, Delran, which tied FAB 50 No. 6 Delbarton, had allowed only nine goals in 18 matches before meeting St. Benedict's.
2 (2) Whitefish Bay Milwaukee, WI 21-0-0
In a one-sided playoff win over Milwaukee Vincent, Yale commit Elian Haddock, a goalkeeper, played in the field and delivered three goals and one assist. Matthew Comiskey added another hat trick to his lofty season total in the team's 14-1 win. In the second round, Wisconsin-Milwaukee commit Jackson Dryden served up three assists in the team's 5-0 win over Oshkosh North.
3 (3) Conestoga Berwyn, PA 17-0-1
In a battle for the league title, Conestoga defeated Lower Merion 2-0 last week on goals by Nino Mauro and Jake Silverstein.
4 (4) Libertyville Libertyville, IL 16-0-2
Indiana commit Ryan Wittenbrink topped the 30-goal mark this season as Libertyville handled Highland Park 4-0 and Mundelein 6-0 to start postseason play.
5 (5) Martin Luther King Manhattan, NY 12-0-0
Akeem Shetlton had three goals and two assists and standout underclassman Yaya Bakayoko added a goal and three assists as MLK cruised past Manhattan Center for Science and Math 9-2. LK finishes league play this week and likely will be the No. 1 seed in the PSAL playoffs.
6 (6) Delbarton School Morristown, NJ 15-0-1
Will Stroud scored the game-winning goal with less than a minute remaining as Delbarton edged Mendham 2-1 in the Morris County Tournament final.
7 (7) Naperville North Naperville, IL 22-1-1
Jack Barry had a pair of assists to lead Naperville North in a 4-0 win over Lockport. The result gave Naperville North its 12th regional title in the past 13 seasons.
8 (8) St Francis de Sales Columbus, OH 16-0-1
Cristian Gomez scored three goals and Nick Fuchs added two as DeSales cruised past Linden 8-0 in a first-round playoff match.
9 (9) Parkland Allentown, PA 20-1-0
Four different players scored the team's goals in a pair of 2-1 victories to close out regular season play. Parkland's only loss this year is to Prep Top 10 No. 1 South Kent School (Conn.).
10 (10) E.O. Smith Storrs, CT 12-0-0
E.O. Smith edged East Hartord 2-1 and routed Plainville 7-3 to stay perfect last week. The Panthers still have four regular-season matches remaining.
11 (11) Peters Township McMurray, PA 15-0-1
Peters Township, which hasn't allowed two goals in a match since the first weekend of the season, enters the playoffs this week as the WPIAL Class 4A No. 1 seed.
12 (12) Wayzata Minneapolis, MN 17-0-2
Wayzata cruised to a 5-1 win over St. Louis Park to advance to this week's state quarterfinals. The only way Wayzata and FAB 50-ranked Stillwater will meet is if both advance to the state final.
13 (14)
 
Severna Park Severna Park, MD 13-0-1
Severna Park has shut out seven of its last eight opponents to earn the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Class 4A East region playoffs. Severna Park, ranked No. 1 in The Washington Post, could meet Walt Whitman in the 4A state tournament if both teams can advance that far.
14 (15)
 
Cardinal Gibbons Raleigh, NC 16-0-2
Cardinal Gibbons clinched the league title with a win over Sanderson last week, and now only two matches stand between the Crusaders and a rare undefeated regular season for Raleigh's top-ranked team.
15 (16)
 
La Cueva Albuquerque, NM 15-0-4
La Cueva finished regular season play last week with wins over Eldorado and Clovis. The team has a week off before starting postseason play.
16 (17)
 
Olentangy Liberty Powell, OH 13-1-2
Five players netted the goals as Olentangy Liberty defeated Whetstone 5-0 to start postseason play.
17 (18)
 
Dublin Coffman Dublin, OH 14-1-2
Dublin Coffman opened postseason play with a 7-0 victory over Lancaster.
18 (19)
 
Waukegan Waukegan, IL 16-2-3
Jonathan Medina, Ivan Salgado and Alex Escobedo scored goals in an eight-minute window as Waukegan rallied for a 3-1 playoff win over Carmel. Waukegan next faces regionally ranked Barrington.
19 (20)
 
Morton Cicero, IL 20-1-2
Freshman Jesus Perez scored both goals as Morton ousted Downers Grove South to win a regional title. Perez is the lone freshman on the team, which is quite a feat considering Morton has more than 7,000 students from which to form a team.
20 (21)
 
Salesianum Wilmington, DE 11-1-0
Salesianum watched a 3-1 halftime lead get washed away before Benjamin Strine scored a late game-winner as the team edged Maryland No. 5 C.M. Wright. C.M. Wright had tied Archbishop Curley and lost to McDonogh earlier in the season.
21 (22)
 
Blue Valley Southwest Overland Park, KS 15-0-1
A loss by Bishop Miege last week allowed Blue Valley Southwest to win the Eastern Kansas League title. The teams were tied for first heading into the final week of play. The EKL has put four teams in the FAB 50 this year. Coach Jason Pendleton was named the EKL Coach of the Year.
22 (25)
 
Walt Whitman Bethesda, MD 10-1-2
Walt Whitman shut out its last four opponents to secure a high seed in the upcoming Class 4A West regional playoffs. The Vikings' lone loss this year is a 2-1 setback to top-ranked St. Benedict's (N.J.), which looks better and better each week as St. Benedict's rolls over other opponents.
23 (26)
 
Seton Hall Prep West Orange, NJ 17-2-1
Adam Silva had two goals and five assists and Aidan Dunphy added four goals and two assists last week as Seton Hall Prep won three matches. The Pirates' losses this year are both one-goal setbacks to teams that are fixtures in the Prep Top 10 -- No. 1-ranked South Kent School (Conn.) and Hill School (Pa.).
24 (27)
 
Kearny Kearny, NJ 14-0-2
Ryan Silva scored with 35 seconds remaining to lift Kearny to a 3-2 victory over St. Peter's Prep in the Hudson County Tournament final.
25 (28)
 
Cincinnati Moeller Cincinnati, OH 13-1-3
Moeller sneaks back into the Top 25 this week after opening postseason play with a 9-0 win over Winton Woods.
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