The Quad-Cities Rush U11 team is the number one ranked team in all of Illinois, according to the latest GotSoccer rankings. The Rush had previously been number three, after moving up from four in their first ranking this fall.

In addition, the Rush is ranked number 15 in their multi-state region, which includes the Midwest and middle of the country, and number 261 among the thousands of teams nationwide.

The Rush, in their inaugural season, is made up primarily of players from the now-defunct Mid America Premier squad, which was ranked number one at the U10 level last year.

The Rush ascended to the ranking Monday in the new ratings, which was unsurprising given their triumph at the East Moline Labor Day Tournament, playing up against U12 teams. The Rush beat three top ten-ranked teams at the U12 level to take the gold medal at the tourney, coming back twice from deficits of 3-0 and 4-1 to win in their bracket and make it to the finals, and taking a 3-0 lead against third-ranked Jacksonville before holding them off for a 3-2 victory for the championship.

The Rush are off this weekend and will next defend their top ranking the following weekend against FC America.

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