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UConn Huskies atop college soccer poll; UNC Tar Heels No. 2, Maryland Terrapins No. 3

Connecticut received all 23 first-place votes again and retained the No. 1 position in the NSCAA men’s poll. North Carolina held at No. 2, despite losing to Davidson on Monday night. (Only matches through Sunday are applied.) With first place in the ACC at stake, the Tar Heels will host third-ranked Maryland on Friday night (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU).

1. Connecticut 13-0-1

2. North Carolina 11-2-1 (including Monday)

3. Maryland 13-1-1

4. Akron 10-1-2

5. New Mexico 11-0-2

6. Creighton 11-2-0

7. UC Irvine 12-3-0

8. UCLA 10-3-1

9. South Florida 9-2-2

10. Charlotte 10-2-1

For the rest of the list, the first RPI ratings of the season and the women’s poll.....

11. Old Dominion 9-2-0

12. St. John’s 9-3-2

13. Indiana 8-3-2

14. Central Florida 8-2-2

15. Louisville 8-4-1

16. UC Santa Barbara 9-4-1

17. Notre Dame 6-3-4

18. Boston College 9-4-0

19. Iona 12-2-0

20. Coastal Carolina 11-2-0

21. Southern Methodist 8-4-1

22. Cal State Bakersfield 8-1-4

23. Washington 8-3-2

24. Georgetown 8-3-3

25. Cornell 8-1-3

Click here for the RPI ratings, which take into account strength of schedule and are utilized for the NCAA tournament selection. Click here for the women’s poll.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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