Big East men's soccer power rankings
Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 23:10
15. Providence (=)
Big East (0-3-0) Overall (2-7-2)
This week, Providence recorded its fifth game in a row without a win. It lost against Seton Hall (2-1) in its conference game, and tied against Columbia (1-1) later that week.
14. DePaul (=)
Big East (0-4-0) Overall (3-8-2)
DePaul had two games this week. It lost its fourth conference game of the season against Villanova (0-1) and tied its game against Valparaiso (1-1).
13. Cincinnati (-2)
Big East (2-1-1) Overall (5-5-3)
Cincinnati had two conference games this week. It tied its first against USF (0-0), and later had a harsh away loss against St. John’s (3-0). 12. Rutgers (-3)
Big East (1-2-1) Overall (5-5-1)
Rutgers also lost one game and tied another this week. It tied its conference game against USF (2-2), and lost its away game against Maryland (2-1).
11. Seton Hall (+1)
Big East (2-1-0) Overall (6-6-0)
Seton Hall beat Providence in its conference game early this week (2-1). Later in the week, it crushed Pittsburgh in a home game (4-1), but later lost an away game against NJIT (1-0). After scoring two of the six goals for Seton Hall this week, George Velasquez (Jr.) was included in the Big East Honor Roll.
10. Pittsburgh (=)
Big East (0-4-0) Overall (6-5-2)
This week, Pittsburgh was harshly beaten by Notre Dame in an incredibly high scoring game (7-1). Later in the week, it lost another away game against Seton Hall (4-1). Pittsburgh advanced to its next game without a single conference win.
9. USF (-1)
Big East (1-0-3) Overall (6-2-4)
USF played two conference games this week. First it tied against Cincinnati (0-0), then it tied a home game against Rutgers (2-2), its third straight conference tie.
8. Louisville (+1)
Big East (3-1-0) Overall (7-4-0)
Louisville had a great week after beating DePaul (3-0) in an easy game, and later achieved an important victory against Syracuse (1-2). Andrew Farrell (Jr.) contributed to both victories with one goal and two assists in the games and was included in the Big East Honor Roll
7. Syracuse (-2)
Big East (2-2-0) Overall (9-4-0)
This week, Syracuse played two conference games. First it beat Rutgers (2-1) and later lost its game against Louisville (1-2). Rookie Jordan Vale (Fr.) scored two goals and was Rookie of the Week.
6. Villanova (+1)
Big East (1-0-2) Overall (9-2-2)
Villanova had three games this week. It tied St. John’s (0-0) first, later beat DePaul (0-1), and finally beat Lafayette (2-1). After these three great games, John Fogarty (R-Sr.) was named Goalie of the Week.
5. Notre Dame (+1)
Big East (2-2-0) Overall (10-3-0)
The Fighting Irish had an amazing week with two great victories. The team beat Pittsburgh (7-1) with the biggest scoring difference this season. It also beat division rivals Georgetown (3-0) in another great game. After these victories, Ryan Finley (Sr.) was named Offensive Player of the Week.
4. St. John’s (=)
Big East (2-1-1) Overall (8-1-4)
St. John’s had two conference games this week. It tied its game against Villanova (0-0) and later beat Cincinnati (3-0). After a week with no goals conceded, Jack Bennett was named Defender of the Week.
3. Georgetown (=)
Big East (2-2-0) Overall (11-2-1)
Georgetown lost its second game of the season this week against Notre Dame (3-0), but later beat Lehigh (2-0). .
2. Connecticut (=)
Big East (3-1-0) Overall (11-1-1)
The Huskies lost its first game of the season this week against Marquette (3-2), but beat Iona (2-0) later in the week. The team wasn’t able to remain undefeated, but it continues to have an amazing season, and it seems like Marquette will be its biggest rival in postseason.
1. Marquette (=)
Big East (3-0-0) Overall (12-0-0)
Marquette remained one of two teams in the whole NCAA to have won all its games. This week it beat its closest conference rival, UConn (3-2), in a close matchup. Later this week, it beat Northern Illinois (1-0). After another perfect week, Andy Huftalin (Sr.) was included in the Honor Roll.