National champion Stanford leads final 2017 NCAA men’s rankings
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Via United Soccer Coaches) – United Soccer Coaches released the final regional and national rankings on Tuesday for NCAA Division I men’s soccer, led by Stanford University (19-2-2) after capturing their third consecutive national championship on Sunday.
Led by head coach Jeremy Gunn and MAC Hermann Trophy finalist Tomas Hilliard-Arce, Stanford joined the University of Virginia (1991-1994) as the only teams in NCAA Division I men’s soccer history to win three straight titles with a double overtime victory over No. 2-ranked Indiana in the College Cup final at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Penn.
Stanford, who were ranked No. 1 nationally in the United Soccer Coaches pre-season poll, also becomes the first school to win NCAA Division I championships in both men’s and women’s soccer in the same year.
NCAA DI Men – Final Postseason Ranking (December 12, 2017)
|University Of Akron||542||4||18-4-2|
|University Of North Carolina||537||7||17-4-1|
|Wake Forest University||502||1||19-2-2|
|Michigan State University||470||15||13-3-4|
|University Of Louisville||465||9||13-2-5|
|Southern Methodist University||395||10||17-3-1|
|Western Michigan University||372||6||17-4-1|
|University Of Wisconsin||356||20||12-5-5|
|University of New Hampshire||254||RV||13-4-5|
|Coastal Carolina University||238||RV||14-7-1|
|University of Notre Dame||180||12||11-8-3|
|University Of Virginia||157||8||14-4-5|
|Florida International University||144||13||12-2-4|
|University Of Michigan||93||16||12-6-2|
Also receiving votes: Old Dominion University (43), United States Air Force Academy (39), University of the Pacific (38), Albany, University at (25), Virginia Commonwealth University (25), Virginia Tech (13), University of North Carolina-Wilmington (7), University Of California (4), University Of Massachusetts (4), University Of San Francisco (2)
United Soccer Coaches college rankings are an indicator of the week-to-week status of qualified programs. To be eligible for consideration in United Soccer Coaches college rankings, a school must be a member of the United Soccer Coaches College Services Program.