The ranking is an effort to project the postseason 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.
New entries to the ranking this week are Tulsa as an At-Large and St. Francis (PA)(m) as the projected Northeast Conference automatic bid recipient.
Meanwhile, Boston College’s Charlie Rugg is our Men’s College Soccer Player of the Week after his offensive exploits for the Eagles. Rugg scored three goals and added two assists as BC defeated Rhode Island 4-2 and NC State 2-1.
The entire Team of the Week is as follows:
GK: Spencer Richey, Washington – Recorded a shutout in goal as the Huskies defeated conference opponents Oregon State(m).
D: London Woodberry, Maryland – Scored twice as the Terrapins won a pair of matches.
M: Tyler Engel, SMU – Scored twice in 75 seconds to key one of the Mustangs’ two wins.
M: Carlos Alvarez, Connecticut – Scored a goal and added 3 assists as the Huskies won a pair of matches.
M: Nick Matthews, St. John's –Scored twice as the Red Storm won a pair of matches.
F: Kene Eze, Rutgers – Scored twice as the Scarlet Knights won a pair of matches.
F: Charlie Rugg, Boston College – Scored three goals and added two assists as the Eagles won a pair of matches.
Player of the Week: Charlie Rugg, Boston College