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thesoccerlyphe February 25th, 2009 20:50 GMT Print this post
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topdrawersoccer updated its club ranking system to include college rosters.  

http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/component/option,com_topdrawer/Itemid,332/gender,w/
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PAINTBALL March 09th, 2009 18:54 GMT Print this post
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Interesting their ranking shows a different twist

Please note: These rankings DO NOT give points for state, regional, or national titles. The purpose of these rankings is to rank clubs in the fulfillment of their main goal of developing players for the next level.  

Pleasanton appears to lead all others in Norcal with Mustang suprisingly behind.
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lastman March 10th, 2009 02:25 GMT Print this post
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That is the women's rankings and the men's shows Force ahead of Mustang...

http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/component/option,com_topdrawer/Itemid,332/gender,m/
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Soccernut March 10th, 2009 03:35 GMT Print this post
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This message was edited by Soccernut on March 10th, 2009 03:35 GMT

If college rosters are the standard they should only count juniors and seniors....  or just not count freshman.
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lastman March 10th, 2009 16:56 GMT Print this post
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I like the idea of tracking how a player continues after their freshman year, but it would be difficult for this ranking to incorporate that?  For instance, a college senior soccer player is unlikely to be selected in a way that could be tracked.  Just as in the ranking would have a hard time letting us know if a particular U20 player did not advance to one of the higher teams, it would equally difficult to follow a freshman year player that needed to make a choice on grades or soccer their jr or sr year.  Either way I think the rankings reflect 'showcasing' of players as well as developing.  
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FortheLoveoftheGame February 05th, 2010 05:46 GMT Print this post
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Interesting! I had never seen this before and virtually felt forced to rely on anecdotal information on post youth success from the club press releases. I agree that some of these results are very surprising. Could they be the result of a growing focus on team development at some clubs (ie Mustang which plays outstanding team soccer even at the younger ages) vs teams allowing or encouraging individual creativity? The US takes a knock in world soccer for players that are not creative, is this a sign of that do you think?
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11RoCks April 10th, 2013 03:20 GMT Print this post
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