These rankings list the top 10 squads in the boy’s 18s, 17s, 16s and 15s club divisions.
1: Balboa Bay 18 Quiksilver
The skinny: Went 11-0 en route to the 18 Open title at Junior Nationals. Went 22-1 in sets played. Cody Caldwell named 18 Open MVP.
2: SMBC 18 Black
The skinny: Sported a 10-1 mark at JNs and was the top-ranked team in SCVA points. Austin Kingi, Matt Tarantino and Andrew Sato named all-tournament at JNs.
3: High Line VBC 18 Black
The skinny: Finished third at Junior Nationals. Jacob Burkhardt and Jonathan Schaefer were all-tournament picks in Minneapolis.
4: Sports Performance 18 Mizuno
The skinny: Best finish for a Sports Performance team in 18 Open since 1995 (current coach Bryan Johnwick played on that team). Greg Petty and Nolan Albrecht named all-tournament.
5: Outrigger 18
The skinny: Hawaii-based squad tied for fifth at Junior Nationals. Micah Christenson was an all-tournament selection.
6: OCVC 18-1
The skinny: This top 3 SCVA squad went 8-1 at Junior Nationals and tied for fifth. Spencer Buckley named to the all-tournament team.
7: Legacy 18-1
The skinny: SCVA’s fourth-ranked team tied for fifth at JNs. J.J. Mosolf was selected to the all-tournament team.
8: Manhattan Beach Surf 18s
The skinny: MB Surf went 8-3 at Junior Nationals and finished in the top 6 of the SCVA rankings.
9: Ocean Bay 18 Quiksilver
The skinny: Florida-based squad won the AAU national title with a 9-0 record and took 10th at Junior Nationals. Christian Franceschi named AAU 18 Open MVP.
10: Ultimate B18 Gold
The skinny: Started out Junior Nationals with a 6-0 record before loss to High Line.
1: SCVC 17 Quiksilver
The skinny: Bill Ferguson-coached squad went 9-2 en route to 17 Open title at Junior Nationals. Chris Orenic was named 17 Open MVP.
2: Manhattan Beach Surf 17s
The skinny: Nick Porterfield, Parker Boehle and Alex Slaught earn JN all-tournament accolades for national runner-up.
3: MVVC 17s Red
The skinny: MVVC went 68-10 with seven losses coming to 18s teams. Don Shaw-coached team had four top 5 key tournament finishes. James Shaw and Chet Radish named to all-tournament team.
4: The HBC 17 Scott
The skinny: Only loss at Junior Nationals was to runner-up Manhattan Beach Surf. Madison Hayden earned all-tournament accolades.
5: West Allis Lightning B17
The skinny: Suburban Milwaukee-based club went 7-2 at Junior Nationals and tied for fifth. Trevor Novotny named to JN all-tournament team.
6: Balboa Bay 17 Quiksilver
The skinny: Jack Reed was an all-tournament selection at Junior Nationals for Balboa Bay, which went 6-3 and tied for fifth.
7: Sports Performance 17 Mizuno
The skinny: Sports Performance went 7-4 at Junior Nationals in Minneapolis and tied for fifth. Tom Jaeschke was an all-tournament selection.
8: Ultimate B17 Gold
The skinny: Chicago-area team shook off loss to West Allis at Junior Nationals and won its final two matches.
9: Yorktowne 17 Blue
The skinny: Scored numerous impressive wins early on at Junior Nationals, but ran into rough stretch in latter stages of the tournament.
10: Legacy 17-1
The skinny: Got off to strong 6-1 start at Junior Nationals, but ended up finishing 11th in 17 Open.
1: Balboa Bay 16 Quiksilver
The skinny: Won nine matches en route to 16 Open title at Junior Nationals. Tucker Pikula named MVP of 16 Open. Kent Kawaguchi, Jake Arnit and Kevin Rakestraw earned All-American honors.
2: The HBC 15 Adam
The skinny: Ranked ninth in SCVA points standings, HBC charged all the way to the national-championship match. Chad McCallister, Michael Such and Johnny Em named all-tournament.
3: SCVC 16 Quiksilver
The skinny: SCVC went 9-2 at Junior Nationals and was ranked second in the SCVA points standings. Chris Kennedy and Riley Mallon named all-tournament in Minneapolis.
4: Shorebreak 16 Mikasa
The skinny: Alec Tollgaard and Jake Reeves were all-tournament selections for a Shorebreak team that took fourth at JNs.
5: 949 16 Black
The skinny: Top-ranked SCVA points team went 6-3 at JNs and tied for fifth. Thomas Thayer named all-tournament at JNs.
6: Ultimate B16 Gold
The skinny: Ultimate went 6-3 at Junior Nationals and tied for fifth. Jacaob Walenga was an all-tournament pick.
7: Pali 16 Kaepa
The skinny: Pali 16s went 7-2 at JNs and was also in the top 3 in the SCVA 16s points rankings.
8: Manhattan Beach Surf 16s
The skinny: Like Pali 16s, Surf went 7-2 at Junior Nationals and also finished in the top 8 in the SCVA points standings.
9: Rochester Pace Bootlegger 16-1
The skinny: John Sprague was a Junior Nationals all-tournament selection for Pace Bootlegger, which won four matches in Minneapolis and tied for fifth.
10: Adversity Elite 16
The skinny: This Chicago-area squad went 6-4 and finished ninth at Junior Nationals.
1: Ka Ulukoa M15 Mizuno
The skinny: Hawaiian team went untouched at Junior Nationals with an 11-0 record in matches and a 22-0 record in sets. Larry Tuileta named 15 Open MVP.
2: Manhattan Beach Surf 15s
The skinny: Surf went 8-3 and took third at Junior Nationals. Cole Paulin and Louis Richard earned all-tournament honors.
3: Balboa Bay 15 Quiksilver
The skinny: Balboa Bay won six matches at Junior Nationals and placed Nick Valles and Brenden Sander on the all-tournament team.
4: Ultimate B15 Gold
The skinny: Ultimate went 8-3 at Junior Nationals. Austin Royer was an all-tournament selection. Ultimate won three festival qualifiers and then took sixth at nationals.
5: OCVC 15-1
The skinny: OCVC turned in a 7-4 showing at Junior Nationals and went 5-0 to finish the tournament after enduring four straight losses.
6: MVVC 15s Red
The skinny: Joel Kitchen was an all-tournament pick for MVVC, which finished tied for seventh at Junior Nationals.
7: Shorebreak 15 Mikasa G
The skinny: Shorebreak logged 13 matches at Junior Nationals and turned in a 10th-place finish.
8: NCVC 15-1 Black
The skinny: NCVC started fast at Junior Nationals with wins in three of its first four matches. Finished 6-4 in Minneapolis.
9: Adversity 15 Elite
The skinny: Adversity won six of its final seven matches at Junior Nationals.
10: D1 Chicago 15 Teddy
The skinny: Went 6-5 in Minneapolis thanks to wins in four of its final six matches.
Originally published in September/October 2011