Boy it can be difficult to rank the top 25 U19 teams when everyone gets into the competition. We could easily expand this to 40 teams.
Why don't we? It's not about everyone being a winner. And if we at RUGBYMag.com reject the idea of making tough decisions, how can we expect anyone else to make them?
Belmont Shore moved up to #2. We're not sure Colorado Springs is ready to move up (maybe, maybe not, we'll see) and United drops down mostly due to their tie with Red Mountain, not the loss to Highland.
Red Mountain moves up. Katy and Downingtown move out of the top 25 due to losses to unranked teams. Bixby, North Penn, South Mecklenburg and KC Jr. Blues all move in.
RUGBYMag.com U19 BOYS Top 25
1. (1) Highland (Utah) Defeated Tempe (8)
2. (4) Belmont Shore (Calif.) Defeated Back Bay
3. (2) United (Utah) Tied Red Mountain (13), lost to Highland (1)
4. (3) Colorado Springs (Colo.) Defeated Tigers
5. (5) Liberty (Wash.) Defeated Wenatchee
6. (6) Chuckanut (Wash.) Defeated Kent
7. (7) The Woodlands (Tex.) Idle
8. (8) Tempe (Az.) Lost to Highland (1)
9. (14) Red Mountain (Ariz.) Tied United (2)
10. (9) Eastside (Ore.) Defeated Bend
11. (11) West United (Pa.) Won Cherry Blossom
12. (12) Alpharetta (Ga.)
13. (13) Westerville (Ohio)
14. (16) Marin (Calif.) Defeated Montgomery
15. (17) San Mateo (Calif.) Defeated Peninsula Green
16. (10) Barbarians (Ore.) Defeated Vancouver
17. (18) Golden Gate (Calif.)
18. (19) Denver East (Colo.)
19. (21) Union County (NJ) Lost to Xavier, beat Long Island
20. (22) Oceanside (Calif.) Forfeit win
21. (Unr) Bixby (Okla.) Won Gateway Ruggerfest
22. (25) Cathedral (Ind.) Defeated North Central
23. (23) Cougars (Calif.) Lost to Jesuit
24. (25) Hilo Reign (HI)
25. (Unr) North Penn Iron Lions (Pa.) Defeated Phoenixville and North Jersey
25. (Unr) South Mecklenburg (NC) Tied Matthews, defeated Vance County
25. (Unr) Kansas City Jr. Blues (Mo.) 2-1 at Gateway
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