Here’s how tight and perhaps ridiculous the United Soccer Coaches Division I women’s poll can be.
Hofstra University won twice, yet it dropped two spots to 12th place in the weekly rankings, which were released by the organization Tuesday afternoon.
The Pride earned two big victories last week, first defeating the University of Delaware, 4-0, before edging out UNCW, a top-40 RPI team, 2-1, in extratime.
Hofstra (12-1, 4-0), which has won nine games in a row, also moved up to seventh place in women’s soccer RPI, its highest ranking.
Senior forward Miri Taylor recorded another seven points this week and now ranks first in the nation in points (35), points per game (2.69) and goals (14). Colonial Athletic Association offensive player of the week Lucy Porter registered five assists, and is fourth nationally with 0.82 assists per game.
The Pride look toward a pair of CAA matches this week, both at the Hofstra Soccer Stadium. Hofstra will host Northeastern University Thursday at 7 p.m. before welcoming William & Mary College Sunday at noon.
NATIONAL – POLL 8 – OCTOBER 12, 2021
|Rank||School||Prev||1st Votes||Total Points||W-L-T|
|1||Florida State University||1||31||842||13-0-0|
|2||University Of Virginia||2||1||804||12-1-1|
|3||University Of North Carolina||5||0||764||10-1-2|
|5||University Of Southern California||11||0||682||10-2-0|
|6||University Of Arkansas||7||0||658||11-2-0|
|10||University of Tennessee||12||0||508||12-1-0|
|14||University Of Memphis||21||0||369||10-1-1|
|15||Brigham Young University||20||0||332||8-3-1|
|17||University of Notre Dame||24||0||264||12-1-1|
|18||University of Mississippi||RV||0||255||10-2-2|
|20||Southern Methodist University||15||0||213||8-2-1|
|21||West Virginia University||9||0||174||8-3-2|
|22||University Of Michigan||16||0||159||9-2-3|
|24||Oregon State University||RV||0||87||11-2-0|
|25||University Of Texas||NR||0||64||8-3-3|
Records shown are through games of Oct. 10, 2021
Also receiving votes: Virginia Tech (45), Baylor University (42), Xavier University (35), Santa Clara University (33), Washington State University (30), University Of South Carolina (24), University Of Wisconsin (23), Georgetown University (23), Clemson University (22), Arkansas State University (20), University Of South Florida (10), Princeton University (6), University of Oregon (3), Arizona State University (2), University of North Texas (2)