The Creighton men’s soccer team remained in the NSCAA top-five this week after losing for this first time this season last Friday to another team in the top-five. The Bluejays are ranked No. 5 in this week’s NSCAA top 25 rankings, while Maryland (10-0-1) received a first place vote and moved up to No. 2 after handing the Bluejays their first loss of the year, 1-0 in College Park last week.
Creighton, ranked No. 2 last week, is now 8-1-0 on the season following the loss, as the defeat snapped CU’s longest winning streak since 2000 and ended the longest shutout streak in school history. The Bluejays remain the clear choice for No. 1 in the NSCAA Midwest Region rankings, where they have been every week this season.
The Jays also remain the top statistical defense in the NCAA this week. After posting eight straight clean sheets and having the status of the last team in the nation to allow a goal in 2011, the Bluejays and senior goalkeeper Brian Holt still lead the nation with a 0.11 goals against average. Creighton’s shutout percentage (.889) and save percentage (.971) still lead the nation as well.
The Bluejays held steady at No. 4 in the College Soccer News poll, while they are ranked fifth by both Soccer America and Soccer Times.
Creighton continues it’s difficult four-game road trip on Wednesday when it plays at Wisconsin. The Badgers are 5-3-2 and ranked 25th by Soccer America after they handed Indiana its first loss of the season on Sunday. CU and UW kick off in Madison at 7 pm on Wednesday. The Bluejays then travel to 10th-ranked Indiana (6-1-2) for a match on Sunday.