With a lot of states having spring break over the past week, there weren't a whole lot of games played recently. But there was still some shakeup in the second go-around of the Maxpreps Xcellent 25 National Girls Soccer Rankings.
There are three new faces to the rankings as Troy, from Michigan, moves in at No. 23 after winning three games recently. The Colts, right now, stand as the top contender to defending state champion Novi.
St. Mary's (Stockton, Calif.) moves in at No. 24 after picking up win No. 21 on the year, and Colorado gets its first team into the rankings as Mountain Vista rounds out the top 25.
The rankings stand to get shaken up a bit in the upcoming weeks as well. The state of Virginia, which was largely idle, will be playing a lot of games, while state playoffs are starting soon in places like Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Oklahoma. Before we know it, state champions will be crowned.
The state of Nebraska had a shakeup as previously undefeated and ranked Marian lost to Burke, which wasn't done after beating the top team in the state. Burke went on to beat the second-best team in the state, Millard North, avenging its only two losses of the season. However, after the Bulldogs' loss to Papillion-LaVista South, Nebraska is left without a ranked team for now. 1. (Last week No. 1) Liberty (Mo.), 14-1-0
The Blue Jays have not played since being dubbed as the top team in the country in the initial poll, but they have an upcoming rematch with Lee's Summit North, the only blemish on their record this year, which was a shootout loss on April 2.2. (2) Neuqua Valley (Naperville, Ill.) 14-0-0
The Wildcats got pushed by an undefeated Conant team at the Naperville North Tournament, but survived 2-1 last Wednesday. They followed that up with a 6-1 win over Andrew the very next day.
3. (3) Davis (Calif.) 19-0-1
The Blue Devils have rattled off three more wins since the big win over Catholic Memorial of Wisconsin, the most recent being a 10-0 drubbing of Grant. Anna Gilbertson
scored six goals in that time and has 34 on the season.4. (4) Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.) 6-0-1
The Bulldogs were off this week as many schools in Virginia had spring break, but they bounce back to action with a big match against Chantilly, a team that Liberty beat on April 8 at the Heart of America Classic.5. (6) Leesville Road (Raleigh, N.C.) 16-0-1
Leesville Road clinched the regular season district title, beating Wakefield 2-1 on Monday. The Pride finish off the regular season this week before the playoffs start.6. (7) Wando (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) 15-1-0
The Warriors were idle over the last week, but were supposed to have a shot to avenge their only loss of the year with a rematch against Hilton Head Island on Tuesday night. Weather, unfortunately, has moved that game to another date.7. (10) Harrison (Kennesaw, Ga.) 17-0-2
Harrison stayed unbeaten with a 1-0 win over a very good Woodward Academy team. The playoffs are just around the corner in Georgia.8. (11) Union (Tulsa, Okla.) 13-1-0
Union won a pair of matches rather easily in the last week, beating Sapulpa 4-0, then beating Stillwater 5-0. In the win over Stillwater, freshman Maddie Logsdon
came off the bench two score a pair of goals.9. (12) Green Hope (Cary, N.C.) 13-1-0
Green Hope was idle last week, but comes back with a big game against state contender Apex this week. For Apex, it's a chance to show it belongs in the rankings.10. (8) Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.) 14-0-3
The Ramblers slip a little after a draw with St. Ignatius, but they also beat Providence 4-0 as they have now scored 47 goals and only allowed two this season. Carly Stevens
now has 15 shutouts this season, and 50 for her career.11. (13) Centreville (Clifton, Va.) 9-0-0
As was the case with most teams in Virginia, the Wildcats were idle, and will get back to action with a match against Edison this week.12. (14) Lyons (LaGrange, Ill.) 11-2-1
It was a pair of wins for Lyons in the last week, beating a very good Naperville team 4-3, then controlling the match against Lincoln-Way Central in a 2-0 win.13. (15) Cumberland Valley (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) 11-1-0
Even without star Cassie Pecht, who is out with a leg injury, Cumberland Valley picked up a big win over Lower Dauphin, 3-1, and then beat Conestoga Valley 3-2.14. (16) Bishop Kelley (Tulsa, Okla.) 13-1-0
Bishop Kelley ended the regular season with a pair of shutouts, beating Pryor 6-0 and then Claremore 4-0.15. (17) Spain Park (Hoover, Ala.) (20-3-1)
The Jaguars look to be really hitting their stride at the right time, beating two highly touted teams on the road as they head into the playoffs against Tuscaloosa County on April 30. They recently beat Altamont 6-0, then beat Huntsville 6-1.16. (18) Deep Run (Glen Allen, Va.) 8-0-0
Deep Run was idle along with most schools in Virginia, but the Wildcats will look to hit the ground running with a bunch of games in the upcoming weeks.17. (19) Novi (Mich.) 2-0-1
Poor weather and a lot of schools on spring break have kept the Michigan defending champs from getting any matches in, but they will start coming fast and furious very soon.18. (20) Broad Run (Ashburn, Va.) 5-0-0
Broad Run has not played since the beginning of April, and after nearly a month off you can expect a lot of good matches against a lot of good teams in the coming weeks.19. (21) Rio Americano (Sacramento, Calif.) 12-0-0
The Raiders were off due to spring break, but will look to remain undefeated as Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs draw closer.20. (23) Edmond North (Okla.) 10-2-1
The Huskies claimed the top seed in their district after an 8-0 win over Mid-West City, a game that saw stellar sophomore Courtney Dike
score three goals and hand out two assists, while her sister Brittny Dike
had three goals as well.21. (24) Blue Valley Northwest (Overland Park, Kan.) 11-2-0
The Huskies stay atop the polls in Kansas after two impressive wins, beating Blue Valley North 7-0, and then the next day, on April 21, they beat Rockbridge 3-0. Molly Ong
had six goals combined in the two games. On Wednesday night, BVNW beat Blue Valley 4-2 behind three goals from Hannah Chadick
.22. (25) Fellowship Christian (Roswell, Ga.) 16-0-1
The Paladins ended the regular season with an 8-0 win over Mt. Pisgah, and in that game Emily Sonnett
scored four more goals to bring her season total to an incredible 39.23. (NR) Troy (Mich.) 7-0-1
Ranked No. 2 in Michigan behind Novi, Troy recently beat up on Royal Oak 6-0, and Lasher 5-1. In a game on April 25 against Birmingham Maran, the Colts won 2-0, then the next day beat a very good Adams team 1-0 in a battle of two of Michigan's best.24. (NR) St. Mary's (Stockton, Calif.) 21-2-1
With the most wins in the country, and a very solid 5-2 win over a very good Lodi team last week, St. Mary's cracks the rankings. The Rams kept the momentum going with a 9-0 win over West on Tuesday.25. (NR) Mountain Vista (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) 10-0-2
The Golden Eagles have established themselves as the best team in Colorado, winning nine games in a row, including two recent road wins, 4-0 over Castle View and 3-1 over Heritage.
Dropped: No. 5 Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa), No. 9 Woodson (Fairfax, Va.), No. 22 Marian (Omaha, Neb.)