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Pac-12 Men's Soccer Weekly Release - Nov. 9, 2021

Nov 9, 2021
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This Week

  • For the second straight season, the Pac-12 title and league's NCAA automatic qualifier will be determined by a head-to-head meeting between top-10 sides in the final week of the regular season.
  • No. 3 Washington (14-1-1, 6-1-1) visits new national No. 1 Oregon State (12-2-2, 7-1-1) on Pac-12 Oregon on Thursday in the decisive tilt; OSU, which defeated UW earlier this season and has already clinched a share of its first-ever league title, can claim the outright crown and NCAA auto bid with either a victory or draw; UW needs a victory to earn a share of the league title and secure the NCAA auto bid on tiebreakers (OSU 1-1 vs. UCLA; UW 2-0 vs. UCLA).
  • The meeting between the No. 1 Beavers and No. 3 Huskies will equal the highest-ranked matchup in Pac-12 history based on United Soccer Coaches rankings (10/6/13 - #3 Washington 1, at #1 California 1; 11/3/13 - #3 UCLA 2, at #1 California 1).
  • In the most recent 2020 season conducted this past spring, No. 8 Stanford secured the league title and NCAA berth via a 1-0 overtime victory over visiting No. 6 Washington.
  • Thursday will also see a critical match in the Big Clásico between Stanford (6-6-5, 2-4-3) and California (3-9-2, 1-6-0) on Pac-12 Network from Berkeley. The Cardinal will need a result to have a chance at extending its streak of NCAA Tournament berths to nine dating back to 2013.
  • The regular season concludes on Friday night with UCLA (9-6-1, 4-4-1) visiting San Diego State (8-6-2, 2-6-0).

Last Week

  • While Oregon State managed to clinch a title share last week, Washington got a pair of wins and the help it needed to potentially join the Pac-12 champion party with the Beavers.
  • OSU sealed a share of its first-ever league title with a 1-0 victory at San Diego State on Thursday. However, the Beavers were unable to slam the door on the race on Sunday with a 3-2 setback at UCLA, a loss which snapped an 11-match unbeaten streak.
  • That result in Los Angeles, combined with Washington's wins at UCLA (3-0) and SDSU (1-0) kept the Huskies' hopes intact.
  • With its postseason eligibility riding on a result, Stanford secured a massive victory Thursday at San Francisco as Will Reilly delivered the 89th-minute heroics in a 1-0 triumph.

A New No. 1

  • For the first time in program history, Oregon State is the nation's No. 1 ranked team as the Beavers climbed to the top spot in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll.
  • Washington remained steady at No. 3. After starting the preseason at No. 9, the Huskies have appeared in the top 5 through each of the 11 weeks of the regular season to date.
  • UCLA returned to the rankings at No. 22, its fourth week in the top 25 so far this season, and San Diego State is receiving votes.


  • The wrestling match for the top two spots in the NCAA RPI continued as Washington reclaimed the No. 1 position and Oregon State moved to No. 2 this week.
  • OSU had been No. 1 and UW No. 2 the previous two weeks, while the Huskies sat atop the index for the first two weeks of its mid-season release.
  • Buoyed by its victory over Oregon State on Sunday, UCLA climbed 13 spots to No. 27 to put the Bruins in strong position to earn an NCAA at-large berth.
  • Despite its clutch victory at San Francisco last week, Stanford fell to No. 36; San Diego State remained steady at No. 50.
  • The Pac-12 continues to rate as the top conference in both Conference RPI and Non-Conference RPI thanks largely to its national-best 29-8-7 (.739) non-league record.
  • It marks 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

  • Along with his Pac-12 Player of the Week nod, Washington's Dylan Teves picked up his first National Team of the Week accolades of the season from both College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer.
  • Teves is the fifth different Husky to earn a National Team of the Week honor so far this season. The Pac-12 has had 15 different players earn recognition this season.

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
Nov. 9 - Dylan Teves, Washington

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
Nov. 9 - Dylan Teves, Washington

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.
  • Washington's Dylan Teves has moved into a tie for 10th in both points (60) and assists (22).
  • Oregon State's Sofiane Djeffal (57 pts.) is also knocking on the door of joining Ryan and Teves in the career points top-10.
  • OSU's Djeffal (19a) and Adrian Crespo (17) are also within striking distance of the career assists top 10.
  • Oregon State goalkeeper Adrian Fernandez has climbed into sixth with 22 career shutouts. Washington counterpart Sam Fowler is close behind in a tie for eighth with 20 clean sheets.