The Tar Heels went 0-2 on a tough road trip to California, dropping Sunday's match as well as a 1-0 loss against Santa Clara. It's a test that surely will pay dividends later on in the season.
Another side that passed its toughest test to date was Virginia, the No. 2 side in this week's rank. Facing a relatively straightforward schedule at home prior to Sunday's meeting against Penn State, the Cavaliers managed to extend its record to 7-0 by beating the Nittany Lions 2-1 in State College.