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.
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.
M: Pedro Ribeiro, Coastal Carolina – Scored a pair of goals as the Chanticleers won a pair of NCAA Tournament matches.
M: Dan Delgado, San Diego – Scored a goal and recorded 4 assists as the Toreros won a pair of NCAA Tournament games.
Player of the Week: Connor Brandt, San Diego