New Mexico received the most first-place votes in this week’s national men’s soccer coaches’ poll, but Maryland collected the most overall points to stake claim to the No. 1 position.
The Terrapins (13-1-2) moved up two slots after earning a 1-1 draw at then-No. 2 North Carolina, which had lost earlier in the week. Connecticut, the previous top team, settled for a loss and a draw last week. Maryland has two regular season matches remaining: Friday at Clemson and next Thursday at home against Wake Forest.
New Mexico (13-0-2) remained the only unbeaten side and is No. 2, followed by Creighton, North Carolina and Connecticut.
From the Washington region, Old Dominion (11-2-0) is eighth, Georgetown (9-3-4) is No. 19 and James Madison (11-2-1) 21st.
Unbeaten Stanford tops the women’s poll.