University of North Carolina is the new top-ranked team in the NSCAA NCAA Division I poll released this week. The Tar Heels earned two victories in the opening week of the season, defeating Monmouth (1-0) and Coastal Carolina (4-0) .
The top three ranked teams from the preseason poll all suffered defeat in their opening week. Defending College Cup champion and preseason #1-ranked Indiana defeated SMU in their opener before falling to UCLA 1-0 in overtime. Second-ranked Maryland and third-ranked Georgetown also lost in the first week of NCAA play.
The midwest area is well represented in the rankings with five of the top 14 teams. Creighton University is ranked #2.
NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men – National – Poll 1 – September 3, 2013
|Rank||School||1st Votes||Total Points||Prev.||W-L-T|
|4||Notre Dame (IN)||1||469||7||1-0-1|
|14||Saint Louis (MO)||0||278||15||1-0-0|
|16||UC Santa Barbara||0||188||RV||2-0-0|
|25||Cal State Northridge||0||58||RV||2-0-0|
Records are as submitted by the rankers and reflect the current 2013 record as of September 1
Also receiving votes: SIUE (IL) 51, Cornell 43, San Diego 41, Marquette (WI) 38, Fairleigh Dickinson 34, Bradley (IL) 34, Michigan 33, Old Dominion 32, Michigan State 21, UMBC 17, Stanford 16, Northwestern (IL) 15, Elon 11, Boston College 11, Virginia 6, Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 4, Kentucky 2, South Florida 1