Akron remains #1 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Tournament 48 National Ranking this week, following their two victories and MAC Tournament crown. Maryland remains at #2 after winning the ACC Tournament.
The ranking is an effort to project the men's college soccer postseason NCAA Tournament field of 48 each week, including the automatic qualifiers from every DI conference. This is our final projection of the season. The ranking update is posted after reviewing all results from the previous week. From here on, the ranking will reflect the results of the actual tournament.
Meanwhile, Akron’s Scott Caldwell is our TopDrawerSoccer.com Men’s College Soccer Player of the Week after assisting on all four of his team’s goals as the Zips won the MAC Tournament. Recipients of the honor, along with the entire Team of the Week, are chosen after examining Division One match summaries each week.
The entire Team of the Week is as follows:
GK: Matt Underwood, Air Force – Made a vital save in overtime of the final and also in the semifinal win as the Falcons won the MPSF Tournament.
D: Kevin Cope, Michigan State – Big Ten Tournament Defensive MVP.
M: Kingsley Bryce, Saint Louis – Scored three game-winning goals as the Billikens won three games and the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
M: Scott Caldwell, Akron – Assisted all 4 goals as the Zips won the MAC Tournament via a pair of 2-0 victories.
M: Jose Gomez, Creighton – MVP of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.
M: Gabe Latigue, Elon – MVP of the Southern Conference Tournament.
F: Don Anding, Northeastern – MVP of the CAA Tournament.
F: Sagi Lev-Ari, Cal State Northridge(m) – MVP of the Big West Tournament with 2 game-winning goals.
F: Patrick Mullins, Maryland – ACC Tournament MVP.
F: Ryan Finley, Notre Dame – Offensive MVP of the Big East Tournament.
F: Akeil Barrett, Tulsa – Scored twice and added an assist in the C-USA Championship Game.
Player of the Week: Scott Caldwell, Akron