We’re fully into the ACC men’s and women’s soccer season and it’s no holds barred. Teams are shaking off preseason rankings and now we’re looking at a more accurate picture in the Top 25.
The conference placed 6 men’s teams and 5 women’s teams in this week’s United Soccer Coaches polls. In addition to Top 25 teams there are 3 men’s and 2 women’s teams in the receiving votes category.
The top preseason men’s team in the country, Stanford, fell off a cliff this week dropping to #10 as they experienced an inauspicious start to their season.
Misfortune for one means fortune for another and Wake Forest stepped up. The Demon Deacons received 24 first place votes to take the top spot in this week’s men’s poll.
Duke also made a strong move in the poll and received 2 first place votes this week.
When it comes to collegiate women’s soccer Stanford holds onto their top ranking for the third week. The Cardinal received 32 first place votes with UCLA grabbing 2 and the ACC’s top team, North Carolina receiving 1 vote.
|#1||#1||WAKE FOREST||27||#2||#4||NORTH CAROLINA|
|#12||#24||NOTRE DAME||RV #33||WAKE FOREST|
|#21||RV||VIRGINIA TECH||RV #38||NOTRE DAME|
|RV #38||CLEMSON||RV #49||CLEMSON|
This week’s ACC Women’s Soccer Players of the Week honors go to Kia Rankin and Brooke Heinsohn.
NC State’s Rankin received the Offensive Player of the Week honors while Duke’s Heinsohn was named Defensive Player of the week.