The question last week was, how long can they hold on to it? We have our answer. The Wake Forest men’s soccer team returns to the top of the United Soccer Coaches Men’s Top 25. This, a week after North Carolina (the ‘they’) took over the top spot from the Demon Deacons.
There’s no question as to who leads the ACC in the Women’s Top 25. The Tar Heels continue to hold firmly to their top 5 position in the poll.
A total of 8 men’s teams and 5 women’s teams have earned a berth in the rankings as the regular season nears an end. Collectively, 4 teams are in the receiving votes category this week.
On the men’s side of the conference Wake Forest leads the Atlantic Division with a 5-1, 14-1 overall record. Meanwhile, in the Coastal Division North Carolina holds a 4-1, 10-2-1 overall record.
The top 5 ACC women’s teams –
- North Carolina 7-0 12-2-1
- Boston College 5-1-1 13-1-1
- Duke 5-1-1 11-2-2
- Virginia 5-2 12-2
- Louisville 5-2 11-3
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Top ACC Performers
This week’s ACC Men’s Soccer Co-Offensive Players of the Week honors go to NC State’s David Loera and Virginia’s Daryl Dike. The ACC Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week is NC State’s Leon Krapf.
Duke’s Taylor Racioppi earns the ACC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors. NC State’s Sydney Wootten is the ACC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
ACC Soccer Championships
- Quarterfinals October 28
- Semifinals November 2 5:30pm 8:00pm
- Championship November 4 12:00pm ESPNU
- First Round October 31
- Quarterfinals November 4
- Semifinals November 7
- Championship November 11 12:00pm ESPNU
The opening rounds of play for both men and women will be on the campuses of higher seeded teams. Coverage of those games will be available on ACC Network Extra.
Mike Watts will handle play-by-play and Cat Whitehill color commentary for the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship semifinals and final.
Watts will pair up with Devon Kerr who will handle color commentary for the ACC Men’s Soccer Championship coverage.
NCAA College Cup – Is This The Year For Wake Forest?
- Selection Show November 5
- First Round November 9, 10 or 11
- Second/Third Round November 16 and 18
- Quarterfinals November 23 or 24
- College Cup Final November 30 to December 2
- Selection Show November 12
- First Round November 15
- Second Round November 18
- Third Round November 24 or 25
- Quarterfinals November 30 or December 1
- College Cup Final December 7 – 9
The ACC Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC which will also host the NCAA Women’s Soccer College Cup.
The NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship will be held at Harden Stadium in Santa Barbara, CA.