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Pac-12 Men's Soccer Weekly Release - Oct. 19, 2021

Oct 19, 2021
Scobel Wiggins / Rob Edwards/Oregon State Athletics / KLC Fotos

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This Week

  • The match of the season so far, not just in the Pac-12 but nationally, takes place this week when Washington hosts Oregon State this Friday at 5 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Network. The No. 1 ranked Huskies (12-0-0, 4-0-0) and No. 8 Beavers (8-1-2, 3-0-1) are rated first and second, respectively, in this week's NCAA RPI and Conference standings.
  • The Bay Area clubs will welcome the SoCal sides this week with all four matches set to be televised by Pac-12 Networks.

Last Week

  • The Pac-12 continued its collective success in non-conference competition, combining for a 4-0-2 mark last week, highlighted by UCLA's 2-1 upset of then No. 14 LMU.
  • The results moved the Pac-12's non-conference record to 28-8-7, a .733 win percentage that remains the best of any collegiate league.
  • Stanford will face San Francisco on Nov. 4 in the Conference's lone remaining non-conference contest, meaning the Pac-12 will finish the regular season with no worse than a .716 non-league win percentage.
  • It will mark the first time since the Pac-12 sent a league-record five teams to the NCAA Tournament in 2014 (36-10-2, .771) with a collective non-conference mark above .700.

Top 10 Clash

  • Following Georgetown's first loss of the season, Washington wrestled the No. 1 national ranking away from the Hoyas in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll. The Huskies are the nation's top-ranked team for the first time since Week 10 of the 2019 season.
  • Oregon State climbed five spots to No. 8 to set up a top-10 showdown in Seattle on Friday. It is the Beavers' highest ranking since appearing at No. 3 in last spring's Week 4 poll.
  • UCLA reentered the top 25 this week at No. 22, while San Diego State is second amongst teams receiving votes.

Huskies' Historic Start Continues

  • With its 3-1 win at Stanford on Oct. 7, Washington improved to 10-0-0 for the best start since the Pac-12 began sponsoring men's soccer in 2000.  
  • Now at 12-0-0, UW is currently the lone perfect team remaining in NCAA Division I.
  • Washington's 12-0-0 start is tied for fourth-best across all current league programs and all years of recorded competition, the best since 1971.

Best Unbeaten & Untied Starts (All Conference Teams, All Years)
1. UCLA 1970 - 16-0-0
2. UCLA 1971 - 14-0-0
    UCLA 1969 - 14-0-0
4. Washington 2021 - 12-0-0
    UCLA 1968 - 12-0-0

RPI Update

  • Last week's results vaulted the Pac-12 to the nation's top-rated league in both Conference RPI and Non-Conference RPI, edging the ACC in both categories.
  • Washington remained at No. 1 for the second straight index, while Oregon State climbed four spots to No. 2.
  • UCLA jumped 19 spots to No. 24 thanks to its upset of LMU, followed by No. 37 San Diego State and No. 46 Stanford to give the Pac-12 five teams inside the top 50.

Key Performances

College Soccer News National Teams of the Week
Aug. 31 - Lucas Meek, Washington
Sept. 7 - Jack Singer, California; Ousseni Bouda, Stanford; Lucas Meek, Washington
Sept. 21 - Jacob Castro, San Diego State; Ryan Sailor, Washington
Sept. 28 - Kendall Burks, Washington
Oct. 5 - Adrian Molina-Diaz, Oregon State; Ryan Sailor, Washington
Oct. 12 - Tucker Lepley, UCLA
Oct. 19 - Kendall Burks, Washington; Aaron Edwards, UCLA (POTW); Tyrone Mondi, Oregon State

Top Drawer Soccer National Teams of the Week
Aug. 31 - Lucas Meek, Washington
Sept. 7 - Jack Singer, California; Tyrone Mondi, Oregon State; Lucas Meek, Washington
Sept. 21 - Jacob Castro, San Diego State; Ryan Sailor, Washington
Sept. 28 - Nick Scardina, Washington
Oct. 5 - Sofiane Djeffal, Oregon State; Ousseni Bouda, Stanford; Ryan Sailor, Washington
Oct. 12 - Ryan Sailor, Washington
Oct. 19 - Aaron Edwards, UCLA

Conference Career Charts

  • Stanford's Zach Ryan has climbed Pac-12 career scoring top-10 charts this season, currently ranking tied for fourth in goals (29) and tied for sixth in points (71) in league history.
  • Oregon State's Sofiane Djeffal (57p/19a) and Adrian Crespo (17a), and Washington's Dylan Teves (55p/21a) are also knocking on the door of the league's all-time top-10 points, goals and assists producers.
  • Washington goalkeeper Sam Fowler has lowered his career goals-against average to 0.627 so far this season, which currently would be the lowest in Conference history.