Mamaroneck, the top-rated team in New York state, jumped 15 places to No. 7 and was among the big movers in the latest USA TODAY High School Sports/National Soccer Coaches Association of America Super 25 for fall boys soccer.
Mamaroneck is 12-1-1 and closed the regular season by going 9-0-1 in its last 10 games. The Tigers enter the postseason as the favorite.
“We’re No. 1 in the state for a reason,” senior forward Sebi Santamaria told Gannett partner Lohud.com “We have third-string players who can go out there and still do better than some of our opponents.”
Somerville (Mass.) also makes a big splash in this week’s Super 25, going from unranked to No. 9 with an 11-0-1 record. The team has clinched the Greater Boston League with five regular season games remaining.
The top three teams remain the same: No. 1 St. Ignatius (Cleveland), No. 2 Conestoga (Berwyn, Pa.) and No. 3 Morton (Cicero, Ill.). Stillwater Regional (Minn.) has moved up on stop to No. 4, switching places with McMinnville (Ore.).
Nine new teams enter the rankings, including Somerville.
Greenwich (Conn.) is No. 16, Fordham Prep (Bronx, N.Y.) is No. 18, Skyline (Ann Arbor, Mich.) is No. 19, Wesleyan Christian (High Point, N.C.) is No. 20, Denver East is No. 21, Lower Dauphin (Hummelstown, Pa.) is No. 22, Ladue Horton Watkins (St. Louis) is No. 24 and Hempfield (Landisville, Pa.) is No. 25.