Article Written by Robert Ziegler, ESNN
Published: October 15, 2012
Maryland remains #1 in our men's college soccer Tournament 48 National Ranking this week, following wins over Rutgers and Duke this week. The Terrapins are now 11-0-1.
The ranking is an effort to project the postseason men's college soccer NCAA Tournament field of 48 each week, including the automatic qualifiers from every DI conference. The ranking update is posted after reviewing all results from the previous week.
North Carolina and Akron remain at #2 and #3 respectively, while Northwestern moves to #6 after another good week. New entries to the ranking this week include Villanova, Northeastern, SIUE and Fairleigh-Dickinson.
The complete ranking can be found here.
Meanwhile, Creighton’s Jose Gomez is our Men’s College Soccer Player of the Week after scoring a goal and adding four assists in leading the Blue Jays to a pair of wins over the weekend. The midfield standout is one of the top string-pullers in the college game. Recipients of the honor, along with the entire Team of the Week, are chosen after examining Division I match summaries each week.
The entire Team of the Week is as follows:
GK: David Meves, Akron – Made 8 saves in helping the Zips to a pair of shutout wins.
D: Jarrett Baughman, Northwestern – Rock solid in the back as Northwestern defeated Notre Dame and Ohio State.
D: Michael Gallagher, Washington – Played 198 standout minutes in the back and added a goal as the Huskies won a pair of matches.
M: Chris Harmon, Old Dominion – Scored twice and added an assist in a 3-1 Monarchs victory.
M: Jose Gomez, Creighton – Recorded a goal and added 4 assists as the Blue Jays won twice.
F: Gyasi Zardes, CSU Bakersfield – Scored 4 goals in a 6-2 win over Seattle.
F: Daniel Haber, Cornell – Scored twice and added 2 assists as The Big Red won twice.
F: Steve Neumann, Georgetown – Scored 2 goals and added an assist as the Hoyas won twice.
F: Ashton Bennett, Coastal Carolina – Scored 4 goals to help the Chanticleers to a pair of wins.
F: Rob Lovejoy, North Carolina – Scored a hat trick in the Tar Heels’ 3-0 win over College of Charleston.
F: Christiano Francois, Maryland – Scored twice as the #1 Terrapins won a pair of matches.
Player of the Week: Jose Gomez, Creighton