Nebraska high school girls soccer ratings by World-Herald staff writer Nick Rubek, as published in The World-Herald on May 8.

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Top 10, Rec., Prv.

1. Millard West 18-1 1

2. Omaha Marian 18-3 2

3. Elkhorn South 17-1 3

4. Omaha Skutt 16-4 4

5. Gretna 14-4 5

6. Lincoln East 14-4 8

7. Omaha Mercy 15-5 6

8. Papillion-LV South 13-7 7

9. Papillion-La Vista 12-6 9

10. Omaha Westside 10-7 10

Class A

1. Millard West 18-1 1

2. Omaha Marian 18-3 2

3. Gretna 14-4 3

4. Lincoln East 14-4 5

5. Papillion-LV South 13-7 4

6. Papillion-La Vista 12-6 6

7. Omaha Westside 10-7 7

8. Lincoln Southeast 11-3 8

9. Lincoln Southwest 11-4 9

10. Bellevue West 12-5 10

COMMENTS: Millard West was convincing in its run to a fifth state title, outscoring its three tournament opponents 14-4. The high-octane Wildcats lose seven seniors, but bring a solid core back next season. That includes juniors Reagan Raabe and Katie Stoneburner, who accounted for a combined 40 goals and 16 assists this season. Runner-up Marian, Gretna and Lincoln East — the other three teams to reach the semifinals last week — will all be in the mix again next year. All return significant portions of their rosters. The class could have a different look next season with Class B champion Elkhorn South joining the fray. Class B semifinalist North Platte — and its pair of 20-goal scorers — also is expected to make the jump to Class A.

Class B

1. Elkhorn South 17-4 1

2. Omaha Skutt 16-4 2

3. Omaha Mercy 15-5 3

4. North Platte 18-3 4

5. Omaha Duchesne 13-7 5

6. Elkhorn 9-10 6

7. Bennington 15-4 7

8. Columbus Scotus 13-4 8

9. Omaha Roncalli 10-7 10

10. Hastings 11-5 9

COMMENTS: Not much change here, where the top four made the semifinals, the top two reached the championship match and No. 1 Elkhorn South won its second state title. The Storm made good on a talented — albeit young — group that was tested often throughout the season. They’ll make the jump to Class A next year, leaving Skutt as a favorite in Class B. The SkyHawk cupboard is never bare, but they’ll definitely feel the impact of losing star forward Laurin Mertz and her 17 goals and 14 assists. Mercy and Duchesne both have significant contributors returning next season, as does a Bennington bunch that made its first state tournament appearance last week.

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