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
4 Pepperdine University 6 2 718 12-1-0
5 University Of Southern California 11 0 682 10-2-0
6 University Of Arkansas 7 0 658 11-2-0
7 UCLA 3 0 642 11-0-2
8 Duke University 4 0 628 9-2-1
9 Rutgers University 8 0 573 11-2-0
10 University of Tennessee 12 0 508 12-1-0
11 TCU 13 0 479 11-2-1
12 Hofstra University 10 0 446 12-1-0
13 Stanford University 14 0 425 10-3-0
14 University Of Memphis 21 0 369 10-1-1
15 Brigham Young University 20 0 332 8-3-1
16 Harvard University 18 0 293 9-0-1
17 University of Notre Dame 24 0 264 12-1-1
18 University of Mississippi RV 0 255 10-2-2
19 Purdue University 25 0 232 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
23 Auburn University 22 0 119 10-3-0
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)