A quarterfinal victory in men's college soccer NCAA Tournament play keeps Sasho Cirovski’s Maryland Terrapins at the #1 spot in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Tournament 48 National Ranking this week, with Indiana, Georgetown and Creighton filling out this weekend’s field for the College Cup.
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, Creighton freshman Christian Blandon is our TopDrawerSoccer.com Men’s College Soccer Player of the Week after his late goal lifted the Blue Jays to a 1-0 decision over Connecticut on Sunday. 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:
F: Brandon Allen, Georgetown – Scored in his team’s 3-1 NCAA Tourney win.
F: Steve Neumann, Georgetown – Recorded 2 assists as the Hoyas defeated USD 3-1.
Player of the Week: Christian Blandon, Creighton