There’s a new occupant holding down the top spot in men’s soccer in this week’s rankings. The question is, how long can they hold on to it?
Wake Forest fell from grace as the #1 team in the country following a 2-0 loss to Syracuse. Though North Carolina took over that top spot, a 1-1 game against unranked Old Dominion will likely impact that status next week.
On the women’s side of the rankings North Carolina continues to hold the top spot among ACC teams. The Tar Heels reside in the top 5 and with a 6-0 win-loss record the team also leads the conference.
Seven men’s teams along with two teams in the receiving votes category hold prime real estate in the poll. On the women’s side five teams plus two that are receiving votes reside in the top 30 nationally.
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Top ACC Performers
This week’s ACC Soccer Offensive Players of the Week honors go to Notre Dame’s Sean MacLeod and Boston College’s Sam Coffey.
The ACC Soccer Defensive Players of the Week include Syracuse’s Hendrik Hilpert, Boston College’s Alexis Bryant and Clemson’s Sandy MacIver.
ACC Soccer Championships
The clock is ticking on the regular season and the ACC Soccer Championships are rapidly approaching.
On the women’s side the Quarters begin in just over two weeks on October 28. The Semifinals and Championship will be played at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC, November 2 and 4.
The men begin First Round play on October 31. The Quarters are on November 4 and the Semifinals on the 7th. The Final will also be in Cary on November 11.
When it comes to the College Cup, advantage women. You’ll see why in just a moment.
- Selection Show November 5
- First Round November 9, 10 or 11
- Second/Third Round November 16 and 18
- Quarterfinals November 23 or 24
- NCAA Women’s College Cup November 30 to December 2 WakeMed Soccer Park
The men will have a longer trip for their championship game.
- Selection Show November 12
- First Round November 15
- Second Round November 18
- Third Round November 24 or 25
- Quarterfinals November 30 or December 1
- NCAA Men’s College Cup December 7 to December 9 Harden Stadium Santa Barbara, CA