The Division I men’s soccer season has found some clear waters. After opening the season with the top ranked teams unable to hold onto high rankings, the middle of the season has finally revealed teams that can be consistently good.
Creighton keeps hold of the top spot after improving to 12-0 over the weekend. The Jays had a bit of a scare last week when Drake held the lead during the second half, but the Boys from Omaha responded well with late goals.
North Carolina keeps hold of the No. 2 spot. The Tar Heels defeated Syracuse on Saturday and improved to 10-0-1 and 5-0 in conference play. The Tar Heels face a big challenge this week with a game at Wake Forest on Saturday.
Stanford keeps hold of the No. 3 spot as the Cardinal ran its unbeaten run to 10 games over the weekend. Stanford played to a scoreless draw against Washington on Friday and defeated Oregon State 3-0 on Sunday. The Cardinal hits the road for games at UCLA and San Diego State this week.
Wake Forest remains at No. 4. The Demon Deacons improved to 9-1-2 under head coach Bobby Muuss with a win over South Carolina and a draw against NC State last week. The Deacons take on Campbell before the big clash against UNC on Saturday.
Clemson rounds out the top five for another week. The Tigers beat Charlotte and Louisville last week. The Tigers only have one game next week with a road game against Syracuse on the schedule for Saturday.
The biggest upset of the weekend came just outside of the top five. Coastal Carolina (previously No. 6) suffered it’s first loss of the season in a 2-3 result against UNC Asheville. Coastal Carolina slips down to No. 12 this week.
Seattle also suffered an upset this weekend. The WAC squad was riding high last wek, but a 3-1 loss to Houston Baptist brought that dream run crashing back to reality. Seattle checks in at No. 14 this week.
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