LIU Post, Adelphi Maintain National Rankings With One Exception

United Soccer Coaches, Adelphi, LIU Post
The soccer programs at Adelphi and LIU Post remained highly ranked nationally in Division II.

Throughout the first four weeks of the college soccer season, the men’s and women’s teams from Adelphi and LIU Post have each maintained a place in the United Soccer Coaches Top-25 polls.

In the week five polls released on October 3, LIU Post’s men’s and women’s teams maintained rankings as did Adelphi’s men’s side. However, Adelphi’s women’s team was not ranked in the women’s Division II poll a week after being ranked No. 6.

Through its Twitter account, United Soccer Coaches told that Adelphi was not ranked in the women’s poll as the team was not currently registered in USC’s College Services Program, thereby making the team ineligible for rankings consideration for week five.

According to United Soccer Coaches rules for its polls, all schools are eligible for rankings consideration through the first three weeks of the rankings period. Beginning with the fourth week of rankings, a school must be a member of the United Soccer Coaches College Services Program. If a school has not registered its program, it is ineligible for consideration until the registration is completed. Once completed, the school returns to “active” consideration.

It was unclear why Adelphi’s women’s team was not registered. An e-mail sent to the university seeking comment was not immediately returned.

In the week five men’s poll Adelphi (8-0-1) inched closer to the top, moving up one spot to No. 2. During the past week, the Panthers won two matches, a 4-1 win over Bentley University and a 1-0 win over Southern New Hampshire University.

LIU Post (7-0-1) also moved up one spot in the poll and now sit at No. 6. The Pioneers won its three matches over the past week, 1-0 over Wilmington University, 4-1 over Roberts Wesleyan College and 2-1 over Molloy College.

In the women’s poll, LIU Post moved up four spots to No. 6. The Pioneers won both its match this past week, 3-0 over Pace University and 5-1 over Roberts Wesleyan College.