Maryland takes top spot in NCAA RPI

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Connecticut's loss was Maryland's gain.

After a slip-up to West Virginia, the UConn men's soccer team fell off its perch atop the NCAA RPI rankings, allowing Maryland to claim the top spot. Both teams sport 13-1-2 records, but Maryland is coming off of a tie at now-No. 10 North Carolina, while the Huskies lost at No. 31 West Virginia and followed that up with a home draw against No. 42 Georgetown to drop to the second spot.

A new name in the top 10 is James Madison (11-2-1), which comes in at No. 6, a spot ahead of fellow Colonial Athletic Association team Old Dominion (11-2-0). The two meet Wednesday night in a key battle between teams vying for the conference crown. 

The rest of the top 10 includes Creighton, UC Irvine and South Florida in spots 3-5, respectively, and New Mexico and St. John's at Nos. 8 and 9. Akron, which fell at Michigan a week ago, is down to No. 11.

What do you think of the latest RPI rankings? Surprised to see the CAA have two teams in the top 10?

Share your thoughts below.

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9 Responses to Maryland takes top spot in NCAA RPI

  1. Adam says:

    Is Caleb Porter staying on at Akron and coaching the U-23s? If so, doesnt this give them a huge advantage in recruiting? Porter is a great recruiter already, and I would think the added incentive of playing for a national team coach would be tough to pass up…

  2. Caleb Porter says:

    That’s the plan. I am a genius

  3. adam says:

    The tough draw being the whole Akron, Ohio thing.

  4. Andrew says:

    Has NCAA D1 ever had a season in which no one finished unbeaten AND no one finished winless? New Mexico is the only unbeaten team left, and everyone’s already won at least once.

    (Actually, I’m not sure I even recall a season without a winless team.)

  5. guy fawkes says:

    Enough already with the college soccer –
    Nobody cares!
    Might as well feature the top 10 girls AYSO teams in the nation.

  6. eddie says:

    Yeah, some of us do CARE. College soccer and youth academies are the future of MLS. We need to support college soccer as much as possible and universities need to spend more money on media support of the game.

  7. Reid says:

    While you might not be the only one with that kind of thinking, this past weekend there were scalpers at the UCONN game selling tickets because the game was sold out long before 7:30.

    So a lot of people do care.

  8. mwc says:

    I agree with guy fawkes. New US U-23 coach Caleb Porter is a college socccer coach. USMNT players like Bedoya, Bocanegra, Dempsey, Edu, Goodson, Gonzalez, Holden, Kljestan, Onyewu, and Cherundolo, all played college soccer. Clearly, college soccer is irrelevant.

  9. Steve says:

    Akron has and will continue to get players more interested in development than weather, attractive coeds and frat parties. If you are a high school kid with professional aspirations, going to Akron is the way to go. It’s the Green Bay of college soccer, great development with few distractions.