Published Tuesday, September 17, 2013 AT 1:22 PM / Updated at 1:22 PM
Creighton soccer slips from first to fifth
Bluejays Today Omaha World-Herald

The Creighton men’s soccer team is ranked fifth in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll following a two-match split last weekend at the Stihl Classic hosted by Old Dominion.

The Jays’ 2-1 double-overtime victory over Old Dominion on Friday coupled with their 3-2 double-overtime setback against William & Mary on Sunday dropped the Bluejays from their perch at No. 1 after one week.

The Jays are positioned just 12 votes shy of the No. 3 slot in this week’s poll. CU preseason opponent Notre Dame moved into the top slot this week.

It marks the 40th consecutive week that Creighton is ranked in the NSCAA Top 25. The 2010 preseason poll was the last time the Jays were unranked.

The Bluejays’ opponent on Saturday, Big East foe St. John’s, is ranked No. 7 in the weekly rankings.

The match between the Jays and the Red Storm highlights homecoming festivities at Creighton this weekend and will be the first Big East men’s soccer match for the Bluejays. It also will be the first Big East match to be contested at Morrison Stadium.

Creighton dropped two places to No. 3 in the latest College Soccer News Top 30 poll released on Monday. The Jays also rank No. 3 in the TopDrawerSoccer Top 25 rankings this week, down one spot from last week.

The Jays’ biggest tumble in the rankings was in the latest Soccer America Men’s Top 25 released on Tuesday; CU fell six spots to No. 8 this week. St. John’s, this week’s opponent, is No. 6 in that poll.

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