Article Written by Robert Ziegler, ESNN
Published: October 1, 2012
Maryland remains at #1 in the top of the TopDrawerSoccer.com Tournament 48 National Ranking this week following a pair of wins this week.
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.
Connecticut, North Carolina and Akron continue to stalk the Terrapins with their wins on the week.
New entries to the ranking this week are Tulsa as an At-Large and St. Francis (PA) as the projected Northeast Conference automatic bid recipient.
The complete men's college soccer ranking can be found here.
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: Cameron Brown, North Carolina – Scored a late tying goal in a win vs. Duke(m) and added the assist on the golden goal vs. Wofford.
M: Reinaldo Brenes, Akron – Scored 3 goals as the Zips defeated Buffalo.
M: Nick Matthews, St. John's –Scored twice as the Red Storm won a pair of matches.
F: Luca Gimenez, Wake Forest – Scored a hat trick as the Demon Deacons defeated Virginia Tech.
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.
F: Brandon Allen, Georgetown – Scored twice and added an assist as the Hoyas won a pair of matches.
Player of the Week: Charlie Rugg, Boston College