TOWSON, Md. - The first edition of the all-important NCAA regional rankings came out Wednesday with Drew University and Elizabethtown College men's soccer teams ranked seventh and 10th in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
The NCAA regional rankings are traditionally a strong indication of a team's chances of earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, should it not secure an automatic bid with a conference championship.
Drew (15-0-1, 5-0-0 Landmark) clinched a home semifinal match in the Landmark Men's Soccer Championships thanks to a 4-0 triumph at Susquehanna on Saturday. The Rangers are one just five unbeaten squads in the nation and was recently ranked No. 20 in the nation by the United Soccer Coaches.
Elizabethtown (8-5-1, 2-2-1 Landmark) put themselves in a good spot for in the postseason race thanks to a 1-0 win at Goucher. The Blue Jays and Susquehanna are tied for third with seven points each ahead of next Saturday's critical head-to-head meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Herr Field as part of Elizabethtown's Homecoming and Family Weekend.