Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Around the Rankings - September 18

 A number of Inland Northwest teams highlight the national rankings for the various collegiate divisions. Here is a look around at the three main polls/rankings from the NSCAA, Soccer America, D3soccer.com and Top Drawer Soccer, which incorporates its projection of the tournament fields into its ranking.

The Washington men and women both dropped down to the Received Votes lists in the NSCAA polls. Also on the women's side, Portland moved up four spots to 15 and Oregon State to 24 from the RV list. Washington State was in the RV list for a second week.

Oregon State women moved up eight spots to 21 according to Top Drawer Soccer's tournament projections and Portland jumped nine places to 23. Washington dropped down two places to 33 and Idaho State remains their selection as the Big Sky winner, coming in a spot lower at 56. In the men's list Washington did not fall fall, dropping just one spot to 31 while Oregon State moved up two to 34.

In the Soccer America poll, the Washington men dropped out of the Top 25 as well as the ladies. Meanshile Portland and Oregon State moved up six spots each to 13 and 15, respectively.

The Polls:  NSCAA  |   Soccer America M & W  |  Top Drawer Soccer M & W  |  D3soccer.com

Division II

Seattle Pacific remained second in the NSCAA men's poll and MSU-Billings returned to the RV list for the women's poll after a week's absence.

Division III

The Whitworth men moved up to 11 in the NSCAA poll as the second-ranked team in the west after being 16 last week, which does not use a national voting system. Meanwhile they jumped from 18 to 11 in the D3soccer.com poll, which uses the tradition voting method. Conference rival Puget Sound, 24th in the NSCAA poll, received votes on D3soccer.com this week with Whitman dropping out of the RV list.

On the women's side, the Northwest Conference seems not to be getting much notice with Linfield coming in at 21 this week on D3soccer.com and no other teams receiving votes.


Concordia remains in the top spot in the women's poll with Carroll moving up two spots to 22. Rocky Mountain and Southern Oregon are still in the RV list. Meanwhile, Great Falls dropped out of the men's Top 25, falling from 22 to the RV list where  Concordia and Rocky Mountain remain.