Maryland has returned to the #1 spot in the TopDrawerSoccer.com men's college soccer Tournament 48 National Ranking this week, following the Terps’ 5-1 win over Coastal Carolina in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, and previous #1 Akron’s loss on penalties to Creighton.
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, Louisville’s Marlon Hairston is our TopDrawerSoccer.com Men’s College Soccer Player of the Week after his goal helped lift the Cardinals over Northwestern in a third round, NCAA Tournament victory. 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:
D: Jordan Gafa, North Carolina – Went 92 minutes in the back as UNC took a shutout victory in overtime.
M: Cameron Brown, North Carolina – Scored an overtime winner as the Tar Heels defeated Fairleigh-Dickinson(m), 1-0.
Player of the Week: Marlon Hairston, Louisville