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Pac-12 Men's Soccer Weekly Release - Oct. 27, 2021

Oct 27, 2021

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This Week

  • The Bay Area sides travel to the Pacific Northwest this week seeking to gain ground on Conference-leading Oregon State and Washington. All four matches, two each on Thursday and Sunday, will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks.
  • UCLA (idle) and San Diego State (vs. San Diego Christian) will take breaks from league action, resuming with Conference trips to the Pacific Northwest schools on Nov. 4.

Last Week

  • Conference play resumed last week and brought about changes to the league table as Oregon State (9-1-2, 4-0-1) took over first place at 13 points thanks to its 3-2 victory at Washington (12-1-0, 4-1-0) on Friday.
  • The Huskies played shorthanded for the majority of the match, even taking a 2-1 lead in the 56th minute while playing with 10 players, before the Beavers mounted a late comeback after UW was reduced to nine players for the final 28 minutes. In the end, it would mark OSU's first-ever victory over a No. 1 ranked team in program history.
  • Stanford (5-5-4, 2-3-2) moved within striking distance of the top of the standings by taking four points from visits from San Diego State (W, 4-0) and then-No. 22 UCLA (T, 1-1), though the Cardinal (8 pts.) and Bruins (10 pts.) both have fewer games in hand than the rest of the league.
  • California (3-8-2, 1-5-0) secured its first Conference win of the season with a 2-1 victory over UCLA on the strength of an 89th-minute wonder goal from Pac-12 Player of the Week Adrian Guzman.

RPI Update

  • A Pac-12 program tops the NCAA RPI for the third consecutive week, though it is now Oregon State atop the index following its victory at Washington.
  • The Huskies dropped to No. 3, while Stanford improved 15 spots to No. 31 and UCLA is No. 39.
  • The Pac-12 continues to rate as the top conference in both Conference RPI and Non-Conference RPI thanks largely to its national-best 28-8-7 (.733) non-league record.
  • Stanford will face San Francisco on Nov. 4 in the Conference's lone remaining Division I non-conference contest, meaning the Pac-12 will finish the regular season with no worse than a .716 non-league win percentage against countable opponents.
  • 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.

National Poll Shakeup

  • Oregon State rose to No. 3 in this week's United Soccer Coaches poll, jumping over Washington which slid to No. 4 following its first loss of the season.
  • The No. 3 national ranking matches the highest ever for the Beavers from Week 4 of the recent 2020 season (3/23/21).
  • UCLA (8-5-1, 3-3-1) remained in the poll at No. 23 while both Stanford and San Diego State (7-4-2, 2-4-0) continue to receive votes.

Conference Career Charts

  • Stanford's Zach Ryan currently ranks third with 31 goals and tied for fifth with 75 points on the Pac-12's career top-10 lists.
  • Oregon State's Sofiane Djeffal (57) is knocking on the door of joining Ryan in the career points top 10.
  • Washington's Dylan Teves (21 assists) is one assist shy of entering the career top 10. OSU's Djeffal (19a) and Adrian Crespo (17) are also within striking distance of the top 10.
  • Oregon State goalkeeper Adrian Fernandez has climbed into a tie for seventh with 20 career shutouts. Washington counterpart Sam Fowler (17 SO) is one shy of entering the top 10.

Key Performances

  • For only the second week this season, no Pac-12 players were recognized on the Top Drawer Soccer or College Soccer News National Teams of the Week, though Oregon State's Tyrone Mondi did garner honorable mention recognition from Top Drawer Soccer.

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