High School Power Rankings: Post-Terminus Edition [3/27/18], Presented By Universe Point

Welcome to the third edition of the 2018 High School Power Rankings, presented by Universe Point cleats! The rankings can be permanently found on our Youth Rankings page.

Many youth teams have not played yet this season, so these rankings should still be considered preliminary. They will continue to change during the course of the spring. The rankings will eventually be used to determine invitations to the 2018 High School National Invite; currently, we plan to use the rankings published the week of May 7th as the final rankings before final bids are sent out (many bids will be sent out on a rolling basis).

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Without further ado, here are the Top 25 teams in the Boys’ and Girls’ High School Divisions!

High School Boys Power Rankings:
Rank Team Change Prior
Dropped from rankings: Mason (OH) (7), Science Leadership Academy (PA) (25)
1 - 1
2 +10 12
3 -1 2
4 -1 3
5 -1 4
6 - 6
7 +2 9
8 - 8
9 +1 10
10 +1 11
11 +2 13
12 +2 14
13 +2 15
14 +4 18
15 +1 16
16 -
17 -12 5
18 -1 17
19 - 19
20 - 20
21 -
22 -1 21
23 -1 22
24 -1 23
25 -1 24

Notes

  • Amherst flies up the rankings ten spots to #2 after winning Terminus with a narrow victory over now-#3 Grady.
  • STEM’s solid Terminus performance — with losses to Amherst and Catholic their only black marks — bumps them up four spots to #14.
  • Welcome back, Lexington Pi! After dropping out of the top 25 due to inactivity, they surged back with a win over Holy Family at a snow-shortened Rivertown Throwdown.
  • Great River debuts in the top 25 this week thanks to feedback from Minnesota organizers who pointed out their Team USA U20 selection Leo Sovell-Fernandez and other U20 tryout invitees on a veteran-heavy roster.
  • It looks like Mason’s magic from 2017 has been shed: some tough losses at Rivertown Throwdown dropped them from the top 25.
High School Girls Power Rankings:
Rank Team Change Prior
Dropped from rankings: Mount Notre Dame (OH) (19), Madison West (WI) (23), South (MN) (24)
1 - 1
2 - 2
3 - 3
4 - 4
5 - 5
6 - 6
7 - 7
8 +1 9
9 +1 10
10 +1 11
11 +1 12
12 +1 13
13 +1 14
14 -6 8
15 - 15
16 - 16
17 - 17
18 - 18
19 +1 20
20 +1 21
21 +1 22
22 +3 25
23 -
24 -
25 -

Notes

  • Helloooo, Knoxville! The second year homeschooler team came out of nowhere to win Terminus this weekend, smashing Paideia (who dropped six spots this week) 9-3 in the final. That came after a 13-1 loss to Paideia in pool play in which the Knoxville starters mostly rested.
  • Edina also bumps up into the rankings to correct some earlier inconsistencies at the bottom end of the top 25.
  • Also, Oregon’s Crescent Valley — a team that has been on the bubble of the Top 25 to start the year — nudges in at #25 this week.
  • Mount Notre Dame’s losses at Rivertown dropped them out of the rankings this week.

Club Update: Florida United Claim Club Terminus Title, Women’s Favorites Fall

Saturday action from the Men’s division at Club Terminus 2017. Photo: Christina Schmidt — UltiPhotos.com

During this 2017 summer and fall season, we will publish a bite-sized weekly recap of the action across the Club Division. This will serve as a supplement to our standard tournament reporting and will offer a high-level look at the latest happenings and the biggest stories of the week.

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Men’s Division

Florida United Claim Club Terminus

As the club season’s mid-July lull drags on, the men’s division at Terminus was the only place to catch any Top 25 teams in sanctioned tournament action this past weekend. Unsurprisingly, the two ranked squads met in the final in Atlanta, with #13 Florida United holding off #17 Atlanta Chain Lightning 13-11 to complete an undefeated weekend. Neither finalist was challenged prior to their Sunday afternoon matchup, both having worked through the weekend without ever giving up double digits to any opponent despite running open lines. With both United and Chain likely to be hanging around the bid bubble throughout the season and neither team likely to unseat Ring of Fire to top the Southeast, it will be interesting to see if the close call in the final actually hurts both teams by preventing either squad from moving up the rankings and earning the region the second bid they so desperately crave.

The two North Carolina squads, Triangle Cash Crop and Durham Turbine, were the clear next tier, though neither did enough to suggest they’re ready to challenge at the top of the region. Both similarly dominated all challengers on Saturday before getting smoked in their respective semifinal.

Quick Hits

  • Madison Mad Men claimed the Heavyweights crown, beating Winnipeg General Strike both in pool play and then again in the tournament final, each time by just a one-goal margin. Iowa City Illusion beat out Chicago Beachfront Property for third in Loves Park.
  • In a warm up for their upcoming appearance at the Select Flight Invite, Richmond Floodwall ran over the competition at Stonewalled, with Washington DC John Doe giving them their closest call of the weekend in the quarterfinals.
  • Connecticut Colt beat out Pawtucket Pesterbug 15-7 in the final of Vacationland in Portland, ME, after losing to Pawtucket 13-9 in pool play.

Mixed Division

No ranked teams were in action for the mixed division, which sees no movement in this week’s rankings.

Quick Hits

  • Atlanta Jared Lorenzen Project cruised to a tournament title at Terminus, blowing out crosstown rival LoveShack in pool play before knocking off Asheville Cahoots 11-8 in the final.
  • In a parity-filled Heavyweights that saw upsets galore and just a single top seed win their pool, Huntsville Method came away with a final victory over Seattle Friday Night Couch.
  • Titan NE dominated the field at Vacationland, going 8-0 on the weekend en route to the tournament title in Portland.
  • Despite a pool play loss, Westminster Strangers won Rocky Mountain State Games over a group of in-state rivals while Raleigh Sir Walter Rowdy followed a similar path to a title at Virginia Commonwealth Games.

Women’s Division

Rough Weekend For Favorites

Despite the lack of top-flight participants, there was still some excitement in the women’s division, as favored top seeds came up short at both of the weekend’s biggest events.

After taking a surprising loss to in-state foe Miami Fiasco on Saturday, top-seeded Tampa Tabby Rosa lost again to Atlanta Outbreak in the semifinals at Terminus. Outbreak would go on to win over New Orleans Queen Cake to earn the tournament victory.

It was a similar story at Heavyweights, where overall one-seed Colorado Small Batch also endured a two-loss weekend. First, they were crushed by Kansas City Wicked in a Saturday crossover game, then flamed out of the bracket in the semis when Phoenix Uprising toppled them 11-7. Wicked, who went on to beat Uprising in the final, is making a strong case for inclusion in the Top 25; they now sit at 12-0 on the season with only two games closer than a four-goal margin of victory.

Quick Hits

  • While not an official USAU sanctioned event, #24 Ottawa Stella held off an all Canadian field at their hometown tournament No Borders — though both Toronto 6ixers and Quebec Iris were notably absent. All three of eastern Canada’s top women’s teams will be in action this weekend in Columbus.
  • Boston Vice turned around a pool play loss to Portland Jinx, beating them in the final of Vacationland, 15-5.

Looking Ahead

The Select Flight Invite (M/X/W) is the main event for the last weekend in July,1 with loads of bid implications for each division. Check out the pools and Ultiworld’s filming schedule.

#15 Toronto GOAT headlines the men’s division, looking to hold off a slew of teams on the cusp — including the bottom five from our Top 25 rankings — who will be in desperate search of quality wins that could get them into the bid conversation come the end of the regular season. Florida United was a late drop from the field and has been replaced by Dayton Enigma. In Mixed, top-seeded #9 Boston Wild Card will be looking to continue their strong start to the season, for the first time getting to face some out-of-region competition. They’ll be pushed by a few other prior Nationals qualifiers looking to get back to the Big Show, including a #17 Chicago UPA squad that is very similar to one coming off a victory at Masters Nationals last weekend in Denver. The women’s division in Columbus is the only one to play host to any Pro or Elite Flight teams, with three Nationals qualifiers from last year — #19 Raleigh Phoenix, #25 Quebec Iris, and hometown #14 Columbus Rival — at the head of the pack. But the field is deep, with five additional Top 25 squads looking to work their way up the rankings.

In the only other sanctioned event this weekend, 18 men’s teams and 10 mixed — all from the Classic Flight — will square off at PB&J (M/X) in College Station, TX.


  1. Not counting Wildwood, of course. 

Weekend Update: AUDL Playoffs, Masters Nationals, Terminus, Wildwood

Photo: Jeff Albenberg -- UltiPhotos.com
Photo: Jeff Albenberg — UltiPhotos.com

Here’s a look at the ultimate that happened around the country this weekend.

AUDL Playoffs

The AUDL began their playoffs this weekend and winnowed a field of 11 down to four.

East Division

The #1 Toronto Rush advance to the AUDL semifinals with a 25-19 victory over the #2 New York Empire. The Rush remain undefeated lifetime against the Empire, which has been the clear #2 team in the East for years.

The Empire got a chance to face the Rush in the East Final with a convincing 33-20 victory over the #3 Montreal Royal in the first round of the playoffs.

Midwest Division

The #1 Madison Radicals held off a feisty #2 Pittsburgh Thunderbirds team in a 24-21 victory that sends them to the AUDL Championship Weekend.

Pittsburgh came into the 7 PM game coming off of a narrow 24-23 victory over the #3 Chicago Wildfire in the first round of the playoffs earlier in the day in Madison. Pittsburgh did not look overly fatigued by having to play two games in one day as they gave the Radicals a big challenge in front of a raucous 1200 person crowd in Madison.

South Division

The #1 Raleigh Flyers got an epic 28-27 win over the #2 Jacksonville Cannons in sudden death double overtime in North Carolina.

The Cannons were out in front all game long, but Raleigh closed the gap and forced overtime. Jacksonville won the flip and received to start the first overtime period, but couldn’t put the Flyers away. Raleigh, by rule, received to start double game point in sudden death overtime and scored to secure a spot in the AUDL semis.

Only two teams from the smaller South Division made the playoffs.

West Division

The defending champions and #1 seed San Jose Spiders locked up another West Division crown with a 21-19 victory over the Seattle Cascades yesterday. San Jose’s Greg Cohen was the star of the game, coming up with four blocks in what was a gritty defensive battle.

Seattle got a hard fought 21-19 win over the #3 San Francisco Flamethrowers on Saturday in Oakland to advance to the Final.

Masters Nationals

We will have a fuller recap up tomorrow, but here’s a quick look at what happened in Denver.

Men’s Masters

Boneyard (Raleigh, NC) continued its strong showing in the Masters Division with a 15-11 win over Johnny Encore (Denver, CO) in the final. Jared Inselmann had six assists and Dave Snoke added two goals and three assists to lead Boneyard to its first Masters Championship in its fourth finals appearance.

Women’s Masters

Baylands Kite Flying Team (San Francisco, CA) stomped RIO (Denver, CO) 15-6 in the Women’s Masters final. BKFT was stacked with current club players from Fury and others and was the obvious favorite heading into the tournament.

Alicia White had two goals and two assists as Anna Nazarov chipped in three assists in the big win.

Men’s Grandmasters

Johnny Walker (Denver, CO) won a tight 12-11 game over No Country (Brattleboro, VT) in the oldest USA Ultimate Division.

Heath Mackay had two goals and four assists to pace the Denver team, as Old Country’s Alex de Frondeville put up an impressive six point performance (1G, 5A) in the loss.

Terminus

Men’s

Huntsville Freaks Uv Nature defeated Birmingham Iron Men 13-10 in the final.

Women’s

Atlanta Outbreak defeated Florida Tabby Rosa 11-10 in the final.

Mixed

Atlanta Bucket dominated all comers in an easy tournament win. They beat Greenville Swamp Rabbit 13-3 in the final.

Northwest Mixed Cup

Current #1 Seattle Mixtape held off some strong challenges and defeated Missoula Mental Toss Flycoons 15-13 in the tournament’s final.

Wildwood

Fun was had.

Southern High School Teams Get Midseason Test At 2014 Terminus: Preview

A Birmingham Forge player throws a backhand at 2013 Terminus.
Photo by Christina Schmidt — UltiPhotos.com

With March coming to an end and spring slowly starting to warm up the south, the Atlanta Flying Disc Club brings a multi-state and multi divisional tournament to Atlanta, Georgia. Terminus 2014 hosts two youth open tournaments — varsity and junior varsity — and a youth girls’ tournament at the Georgia Soccer Park. This weekend will have major implications for seeding in big tournaments later in the season. Spectators should be excited to watch multiple future local college stars display their potential while teams compete and hope to see their hard work pay off. (more…)

Young Rhino Team Shows Promise At Terminus, To Bring Deeper Roster To Colorado Cup

Portland Rhino's Dylan Freechild celebrates a goal at 2013 Terminus.
Photo by Christina Schmidt — UltiPhotos.com

While not getting a particularly strong start on the season at Terminus in Atlanta, Georgia, going 2-4 for the weekend, Portland Rhino showed promising potential for the upcoming months. With a double game point victory over Minneapolis Sub Zero and a great Sunday game against Vancouver Furious George, the team has shown they can pull it together when it counts.

Rhino captain Adrian King noted their goal for the weekend: “Regardless of our wins and losses, we were at Terminus to get something out of it. We wanted to build, not just fulfill our [Triple Crown Tour] requirements. We selected a few new players for very specific roles and they showed promise of succeeding in those roles.”

Missing a number from the roster going into Terminus meant that new members of Rhino had a chance to get some early on-field experience that will only deepen their bench as the season continues. They also were brought up to speed on the team’s strategy. (more…)

Terminus 2013: Nightlock v. Nemesis

Watch the full game footage between San Francisco’s Nightlock and Chicago’s Nemesis from 2013 Terminus in Atlanta, GA, presented by Spin Ultimate. The pool play game matched up two teams on the rise in the Women’s Division.

Check out the free preview and purchase the footage below:

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Terminus 2013: Chain Lightning v. Machine

Watch the rain-delayed showcase game from Terminus 2013, between the hometown favorites Atlanta Chain Lightning and the tournament #1 seed Chicago Machine. It’s a great matchup between two strong teams.

You can watch the preview and purchase the full game footage below:

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Terminus 2013: Atlanta Ozone v. Boston Brute Squad

Watch the matchup between Atlanta Ozone and Boston Brute Squad, two of the top competitors in the women’s division. The free preview and the link to purchase the full game footage are below.

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Terminus 2013: Seattle Sockeye v. Madison Club

Watch the full game footage of Seattle’s Sockeye vs. Madison Club at Terminus in Atlanta, GA. You can check out a free preview and purchase the game at the link below.

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Terminus 2013: 7 Stars Line (Women’s Division)

Atlanta Ozone's Maddy Frey goes horizontal for the grab at Terminus 2013.
Photo by Christina Schmidt — UltiPhotos.com

Atlanta’s Terminus, serving as the Triple Crown Tour’s Pro-Elite Challenge, gave us not just the first look at many of the division’s top competitors, but also a view into who will be the game’s stars this season. Sweating it out under the Georgia summer sun, these 14 distinguished themselves from a very talented pool of players. It took a lot to pare this list down, but here’s your first 7 Stars Line of the club season.

7 Stars

Maddy Frey (Ozone)

“I’m not sure I’ve ever seen her not get open on the first cut,” one of Frey’s teammates said of her, with astounding accuracy. It is tough to find a better option to initiate your offense, since Frey is able to function in nearly any space, finding the holes a defense presents. She’s comfortable coming under, moving the disc, putting up a big shot, or going totally horizontal for a mesmerizing grab (see cover photo). (more…)

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