College Soccer News - Top 30 National Poll Week Ending November 16, 2014

It was another week of upsets with the top three teams in the previous weekly College Soccer News poll losing early in their conference tournaments. The result is a new number one and some movement in the poll but when there are a lot of unexpected losses they tend to offset each other in terms of relative standing. Upsets have pretty much been the norm this year as reflected in the fact that in more than the usual number of cases this year the teams entering their conference tournaments with high seeds didn't prevail.         

Team Rank  Name Record Previous Rank 
1 Stanford 13-2-3 5
2 Notre Dame 11-4-4 4
3 Syracuse  15-3-1 2
4 Maryland   13-5-3 10
5 Creighton  14-3-2 1
6 Charlotte 14-3-1 3
7 UCLA  11-4-4 6
8 Clemson  11-6-3 15
9 Indiana  12-4-5 7
10 Providence 13-4-2 21
11 Xavier 13-5-2 14
12 Georgetown  12-4-4 9
13 Washington  12-5-1 8
14 Saint Louis  13-4-2 11
15 Michigan State 11-4-5 16
16 North Carolina  12-5-1 12
17 Louisville 10-7-3 20
18 California  10-6-1 13
19 Northwestern  9-3-6 19
20 Old Dominion  12-6-1 NR
21 Tulsa  11-5-3 RV
22 Kentucky  10-5-4 18
23 Virginia  10-6-2 23
24 Dartmouth  11-4-2 RV
25 Coastal Carolina  15-5-1 RV
26 UMBC 12-5-3 RV
27 Akron  13-6-1 RV
28 UC Irvine  14-5-3 28
29 Penn State 12-5-1 29
30 Princeton  11-3-3 30
30 James Madison  10-7-3 NR 

Others Receiving Votes: New Mexico, Oregon State, UAB, Wake Forest, Furman, Connecticut, Monmouth, Rhode Island, UNCW, George Mason, Boston University, Denver, UNLV, San Diego, Cal State Fullerton, UC Santa Barbara, Bucknell, Marquette