Although several Triangle schools are ranked this week, the highest-ranked team is Durham's Jordan High, which is No. 2 in the 4-A rankings.
Durham Jordan keeps the top spot in The News & Observer high school boys soccer rankings. Undefeated Fuquay-Varina and Millbrook are Nos. 2 and 3.
Eurosportsscoreboard.com has even more Triangle-area teams ranked this week than the last. Here's how each of the five classifications break down:
In a game that pitted two of the state's top 15 independent schools, No. 14 Cary Academy downed No. 12 St. David's 5-2 on Tuesday.
This week's statewide soccer rankings are littered with Triangle-area teams.
It's not a jersey malfunction. Those are 30s on the backs of each member of the Apex boys soccer team.
The shirts, worn over their game jerseys in warm-ups and elsewhere, are in celebration of Apex's 30th year of boys soccer.
In the latest statewide rankings, the Fuquay-Varina boys soccer team -- still undefeated and unscored on -- moved up a spot to No. 7 in the statewide polls.
Only one team from the Triangle -- Jordan at No. 2 -- is ranked higher than the Bengals.
Green Hope (4-2) is 11th while Apex (4-1) is ranked for the first time this year at 14th.
Athens Drive (4-1-1) is third on the list of teams also receiving votes.
With three shutout wins, the latest a 3-0 road blasting of Sanderson, the Fuquay-Varina boys soccer team went from unranked to No. 8 in the state this week. The Bengals are the highest-ranked team from the Tri-Nine and have outscored their opponents 14-0.
Not a single Tri-Nine Conference game has been played yet in boys soccer. However, after a few non-conference games, the conference looks like it may be in for a big surprise this year.
There were 11 goals between typical soccer powers Apex and Durham Riverside on Wednesday night. Taylor Welsh had three of them, and that was enough for Apex to hold off the Pirates 6-5.