College Recap: Number One Falls Again

College Recap: Number One Falls Again

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 12, 2011
  • 2 Comments
  • College Soccer, Features

Virginia Tech celebrates their big win over UNC. (Photo via Hokiesports.com)

You can tell it is early in the season because change keeps taking place. College soccer this week will have a new number one after UNC fell over the weekend at Virginia Tech. Last year we only had two teams grace the top of the rankings, this year it seems to be a curse to have the big target on your back.

No. 1 UNC 0 – 1 Virginia Tech: The Tar Heels followed their big win over Louisville with an overtime loss at Virginia Tech. James Shupp broke a 0-0 deadlock in the 103rd minute as the unranked Hokies stunned UNC. It was UNC’s first regular season loss since last September.

No. 2 Maryland 4 – 0 No. 8 Boston College: MLS prospect Casey Townsend and Patrick Mullins guided the Terps to a big 4-0 win over fellow ranked ACC foe BC. Expect Maryland to grace the top of the rankings after this game as they looked strong from start to finish in this one.

No. 7 Louisville 3- 2 Cent. Arkansas – The Cards struggled in this one as Central Arkansas had a 2-1 lead at halftime. Buck Tufty had a goal and an assist in the second half to lead the Cards to their second win of the weekend (they beat IUPUI 2-0 on Friday).

No. 4 Akron 4 – 0 Saint Louis – No struggles in this one for Caleb Porter’s team as they downed Saint Louis 4-0. The Zips are averaging nearly three goals a game here this season.

Other results:

Friday

No. 3 UConn 1, Tulsa 0
No. 6 UCSB 2, No. 12 West Virginia 0
No. 5 Creighton 1, Fordham 0
Bradley 2, No. 11 South Florida 1 (OT)
No. 10 Indiana 3, Bucknell 2
Denver 2, No. 17 Notre Dame (2OT)

Sunday

No. 3 UConn 1, No. 23 SMU 0
Villanova 0, No. 6 UCSB 0 (2OT)
No. 5 Creighton 1, DePaul 0 (2OT)
No. 12 West Virginia 0, Cal Poly 0 (2OT)
No. 11 South Florida 3 Dartmouth 3 (2OT)
No. 10 Indiana 2, Denver 1
No. 17 Notre Dame 2, Bucknell 1

  • Buckmark1

    why do you never show Ohio State?

    • I’ll get to them soon enough, they’ve been dipping in some rankings so that may have been why too. I’ll try to give them a look next week.