TopDrawer Poll is out. Smokin' again?

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TopDrawer Poll is out. Smokin' again?

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:27 pm

TopDrawer soccer has it's preseason ranking out. This one is also mostly a rehash of last year's final RPI. I don't really have a beef about UP's rank there, since he can't know much about us right now.


It will be interesting to see how quickly he's willing to shuffle things around this year. I assume he's trying to pick the tournament field like he did last year.


1. USC (0)
2. Florida State (0)
3.UCLA (0)
4.Notre Dame (0)
5. Portland (0)
6.Duke (0)
7.Connecticut (0)
8.West Virginia (0)
9. North Carolina (0)
10.Tennessee (0)
11.Virginia (0)
12.Texas (0)
13.Stanford (0)
14.Florida (0)
15.Penn State (0)
16.Indiana (0)
17.Texas A&M (0)
18.California (0)
19. LSU (0)
20.Purdue (0)

A couple interesting things:

He's got Stanford at 13 though the PAC 10 coaches have them winning the conference. and he has USC at #1, even though the coaches have them #3 in the conference. Clearly something has to budge.

Notice anything else? Yup, that's right. No other WCC teams in the top 20. He's got Santa Clara at 34 (!!!) and San Diego at 46.
And he apparently thinks that will be it for the WCC this year. BIG mistake to underestimate SCU, even with their injuries.

Maybe he's just setting Jerry Smith up for COY.

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Re: TopDrawer Poll is out. Smokin' again?

Post by Auto Pilot on Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:54 pm

Duke and UConn in the top ten? I don't wish any team ill....but..ahead of North Carolina?
BTW Geez regarding the last comment of your post, did your tongue go all the way through your cheek or just a big lump. Thanks for the post man you got that info fast.

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Re: TopDrawer Poll is out. Smokin' again?

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:29 pm

Auto Pilot wrote:
BTW Geez regarding the last comment of your post, did your tongue go all the way through your cheek or just a big lump.

Serious as a heart attack. Well, only half kidding. Last time UP won a National championship, Jerry got the accolades due to lowered expectations.

Dec. 6, 2005

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Although the action on the field for the 2005 women's soccer season is in the books, the honors and accolades continue to roll in for the nation's top players and coaches. Santa Clara earned one such postseason honor today as head coach Jerry Smith was named West Region Coach of the Year by his peers, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced.

Paula Wilkins won the NSCAA National award that year. Garrett got frozen out.

Same thing happened to Clive in 2002 when Tim Ward got the WCC nod at Pepperdine, though he did get the National award.

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Topdrawer - are you reading this?

Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:34 am

This evening there was a complete reshuffle of the topdrawer poll.

We didn't change, but everyone else did around us. Santa Clara got in as a projected seed (#15) this time, San Diego is #27, and Pepperdine comes in at #42.

and it's 5 West coast seeds, 4 in the top 10, and 4 WCC teams in his tournament projection.

I kind of liked UNC at #9, though. I shoulda taken a screen shot of that. Shocked

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Re: TopDrawer Poll is out. Smokin' again?

Post by FANatic on Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:15 am

Purplegeezer wrote:

I kind of liked UNC at #9, though. I shoulda taken a screen shot of that.

Geezer - can't you just print out your post from above that has UNC at #9?

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and here's the Soccer Times poll

Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:46 pm

Rank School 2007 Record Pts 2007 Rank
1 Southern California (14) 20-3-2 391 1
2 UCLA 20-2-2 371 3
3 North Carolina (1) 19-4-1 362 6
4 Florida State 18-6-3 356 2
5 Notre Dame 19-5-2 332 4
6 Portland 18-4-0 321 5
7 Stanford (1) 15-3-5 305 8
8 Virginia 13-4-6 284 12
9 Texas 16-4-5 273 9
10 Texas A&M 18-4-2 240 13
11 Penn State 18-4-2 220 11
12 West Virginia 18-5-2 209 7
13 Florida 17-5-3 195 15
14 Connecticut 14-6-3 170 10
15 California 15-5-1 156 19
16 Tennessee 15-5-2 150 16
17 Boston College 11-5-4 125 nr
18 Santa Clara 12-6-3 119 25
19 Georgia 18-4-2 114 18
20 Purdue 20-2-3 93 14
21 Duke 10-6-7 85 17
22 Wake Forest 13-7-3 71 21
23 Oklahoma State 14-6-3 59 23
24 Illinois 12-7-2 47 nr
25 San Diego 15-3-3 39 20

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