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Pac-12 Men's Soccer Weekly Release - Nov. 2, 2021

Nov 2, 2021

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This Week

  • Oregon State (11-1-2, 6-0-1) enters this week on the brink of program history as the Beavers could secure their first-ever Pac-12 title since the league began sponsoring men's soccer in 2000.
  • OSU's first crack at a title comes Thursday with a visit to San Diego State (8-4-2, 2-4-0) and Washington (12-1-1, 4-1-1) traveling to UCLA (8-5-1, 3-3-1). If the Beavers come away with better points than the Huskies they will claim the title outright, or clinch at least a share with equal points.
  • A Thursday result for Washington coupled with a loss by Oregon State could set up additional title-clinching scenarios for the Beavers when they visit the Bruins (Pac-12 Los Angeles & Pac-12 Oregon) and Huskies travel to face the Aztecs on Sunday.
  • Outside of Pac-12 play, Stanford (5-6-5) will visit San Francisco in the league's non-conference finale. The match could prove pivotal as the Cardinal need at least one victory over its final two matches to meet the NCAA Tournament's .500-or-better criteria for at-large selection.
  • California (3-9-2) is idle this week and is scheduled to complete its season hosting rival Stanford on Nov. 11.

Last Week

  • Pac-12 title clinching became possible this week due to a lost match last week as Thursday's California at Washington match was halted in the 62nd minute due to poor weather and field conditions. The match will not be rescheduled.
  • Oregon State extended its unbeaten streak to 10 matches with a pair of shutout victories in Corvallis - 1-0 over Stanford and 2-0 versus California.
  • In the only other league match to go final last week, Stanford and Washington battled to a scoreless draw in Seattle.

Beavers Climbing

  • Oregon State ascended to its highest national ranking in program history on Tuesday, climbing to No. 2 in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll. The Beavers were No. 3 the week prior, which tied the highest in program history at the time.
  • Washington climbed one spot to No. 3. After starting the preseason at No. 9, the Huskies have appeared in the top 5 through each of the 10 weeks of the regular season to date.


  • The first month of NCAA Men's Soccer RPI has been dominated by Pac-12 programs at the top: After wrestling the No. 1 ranking away from Washington last week, Oregon State leads the index for the second straight week.
  • Washington improved one spot to No. 2, while Stanford jumped six spots to No. 25 following its scoreless draw on the road against the Huskies. UCLA is at No. 40 and SDSU is at No. 50.
  • Oregon State and Washington were also in lockstep in the NCAA Men's Soccer Selection Committee's initial top-16 seeds reveal on Oct. 29, with the Beavers and Huskies at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. It would mark only the second time the Pac-12 secured two top-5 national seeds (2013 - #1 UCLA, #2 California, #4 Washington) since the league's formation in 2000.
  • 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.
  • 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 Teams of the Week

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
Nov. 2 - Adrian Fernandez, 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
Nov. 2 - Gael Gilbert, Oregon State

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 pts.) and Washington's Dylan Teves (55) are knocking on the door of joining Ryan in the career points top-10.
  • Washington's 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 sixth with 21 career shutouts. Washington counterpart Sam Fowler is close behind in a tie for ninth with 18 clean sheets.