UCF climbs to No. 18 in NSCAA Rankings


Oct. 7, 2014

By Jenna Marina


ucf logoORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – For the third straight week, the UCF women’s soccer team rose in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women’s National Poll, climbing to No. 18 on Tuesday.

UCF (11-2-0, 4-0-0 AAC) bumped up four spots from last week’s ranking as the team extended its win streak to eight-consecutive matches. As the American Athletic Conference’s only remaining unbeaten team, the Knights are in control of their destiny in their quest to defend their regular season championship.

UCF, which has been ranked or receiving votes in every NSCAA poll since Dec. 6, 2011, is the only American Athletic Conference program recognized among the Top 25. The Knights are ranked second – only to DePaul – in the NSCAA’s Northeast Region Top 10.

Defending NCAA champion UCLA is the NSCAA’s top-ranked team followed by Florida State, Stanford, Virginia and Florida among the top five. For a look at the complete Top 25, click here .

In Monday’s RPI ratings, UCF maintained its standing among the top 25 for the third-straight week and currently sits at No. 21. The RPI standings rank more than 330 teams based upon their wins, losses and strength of schedule.

The Knights stand as the top-rated program outside of a “power” conference in the RPI and are ahead of a combined 44 teams from the SEC, ACC, Pac-12, Big Ten and Big 12.

UCF also climbed in Soccer America’s poll to No. 17 and TopDrawerSoccer.com’s national rankings to No. 19. A day after Connie Organ was named the American’s Goalkeeper of the Week, Top Drawer named her an honorable mention for its Team of the Week.

via Up, Up and Away – UCF Knights – Official Athletics Site.