Article Written by Robert Ziegler, ESNN
Published: November 19, 2012
Akron remains #1 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Tournament 48 National Ranking this week, following a 2-1 second round NCAA Tournament victory over Michigan.
(San Diego Athletics)
The ranking is an effort to project the postseason NCAA Tournament field of 48 each week, including the automatic qualifiers from every DI conference. Now that the tournament has begun, the ranking reflects the actual results of the tournament.
The complete ranking can be seen here.
Meanwhile, San Diego’s Connor Brandt is our TopDrawerSoccer.com Men’s College Soccer Player of the Week after his offensive exploits for the Toreros this week, including an overtime winner against Cal State Northridge. 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: Jacob Lissek, Fairleigh Dickinson – Made some highlight reel saves in helping the Knights to a pair of NCAA Tournament wins.
D: Jarrett Baughman, Northwestern – Went 180 minutes in the back line as the Wildcats won a pair of 1-0 decisions.
D: Nikko Boxall, Northwestern – Went 180 minutes in the back line as the Wildcats won a pair of 1-0 decisions.
D: Jose Ribas, Creighton – Recorded a pair of assists in the Blue Jays 4-2 win over Washington.
M: Pedro Ribeiro, Coastal Carolina – Scored a pair of goals as the Chanticleers won a pair of NCAA Tournament matches.
M: Nikita Kotlov, Indiana – Bagged a hat trick as Indiana’s second round win over Xavier.
M: Connor Brandt, San Diego – Scored 2 goals including an overtime winner for Cal State Northridge, and added 2 assists as USD won twice.
M: Dan Delgado, San Diego – Scored a goal and recorded 4 assists as the Toreros won a pair of NCAA Tournament games.
M: Dillon Powers, Notre Dame – Recorded 2 assists and bossed the midfield in a 3-0 win by the Fighting Irish over Michigan State.
F: Dylan Mares, Louisville – Scored a hat trick as the Cardinals defeated Winthrop 5-0.
F: Louis Clark, Syracuse – Scored 2 goals and added an assist in a 3-2 win over VCU.
Player of the Week: Connor Brandt, San Diego