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Dec. 20, 2016 — Top 50 for 2016

Well, we’re back with another Top 50.

With the number of state tournaments and the fact that many of the new tournaments this year included semifinalists fared better against the eventual champions than the runners-up, this year’s final assembly has been much more difficult.

So, after a few tiring evenings and generous sips of Puerto Rican coffee, here are our Top 50 teams from the season just past:

1. Emmaus (Pa.) 28-0
2. Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 29-0
3. San Diego Serra (Calif.) 27-0
4. Watertown (Mass.) 23-0

5. Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 19-4
6. Moravian (Pa.) Academy 25-1
7. North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 24-1
8. Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.) 22-1
9
. Oley (Pa.) Valley 26-1
10. Norfolk (Va.) Academy 20-2

11. Louisville Assumption (Ky.) 23-4-1
12. Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 20-0-2
13. Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.) 21-6
14. Walpole (Mass.) 22-0-2
15. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 23-3
16. Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Pa.) 19-2-1
17. Clifton Park Shenendehowa (N.Y.) Central 21-0
18. Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) 24-3
19. Ocean City (N.J.) 22-3
20. Los Gatos (Calif.) 17-0
21. York (Maine) 18-0
22. Pennsauken Bishop Eustace (N.J.) 21-3
23. St. Louis St. Joseph’s Academy (Mo.) 21-2-1
24. Malvern Villa Maria (Pa.) 20-3
25. Charlotte (N.C.) Latin 16-0-1
26. Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 15-7-1
27. Palmyra (Pa.) 22-3
28. Chesapeake Great Bridge (Va.) 23-0
29. Lake Forest (Ill.) 20-2
30T. Darien (Conn) 16-1-3
30T. Westport Staples (Conn.) 16-1-3
32. Edgewater South River (Md.) 18-1-1
33. Andover Phillips Academy (Mass.) 17-2-1
34. Delmar (Del.) 18-1
35. Englewood Kent Denver (Colo.) 16-0-2
36. Houston St. John’s (Tex.) 18-0-1
37. St. Louis Cor Jesu (Mo.) 18-5-1
38. Lakeville Hotchkiss School (Conn.) 14-3
39. Skowhegan (Maine) Area 14-3-1
40. Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) 16-5
41. Ann Arbor Pioneer (Mich.) 15-0-2
42. Yorktown Tabb (Va.) 20-2
43. Worthington Thomas Worthington (Ohio) 19-3
44. Haddonfield (N.J.) Memorial 19-5-1
45. Newport Beach Newport Harbor (Calif.) 18-1-4
46. Whitney Point (N.Y.) 19-1
47. New Canaan (Conn.) 15-5-1
48. Bellows Falls (Vt.) Union 18-0
49. Charlotte Myers Park (N.C.) 18-1
50. Winnetka New Trier (Ill.) 20-5

And bear in mind: Westbrook (Conn.) 19-1-2, Haddam-Killingworth (Conn.) 16-3-2, Wilmington Tower Hill (Del.) 17-2, Wales Oak Hill (Maine) 17-1, Sykesville Liberty (Md.) 16-2, Parkton Hereford (Md.) 15-3, Pasadena Chesapeake (Md.) 13-5, Plaistow Timberlane (N.H.) 12-5-1, Windham (N.H.) 15-2, Gilford (N.H.) 15-1-1, The Lawrenceville (N.J.) School 15-5, Cincinnati Ursuline (Ohio) 14-4-2, Merion (Pa.) Mercy 19-5-2, Barrington (R.I.) 17-2-1, Warwick Pilgrim (R.I.) 11-7-1, South Burlington (Vt.) 16-1, Springfield (Vt.) 12-4-1, Stafford Mountain View (Va.) 18-6, Richmond Trinity Episcopal (Va.) 19-4-1, Brookfield (Wisc.) Academy 14-1-2

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