The top two teams remained the same in this week’s edition of the BennettRank NCAA D3 Men’s Soccer Rankings. The Amherst Lord Jeffs are still unbeaten with a perfect 10-0-0 record to retain the No. 1 spot and the Montclair State Red Hawks stay at No. 2 with a 13-1-0 record. The rankings take into account games through Sunday.
The Lord Jeffs pitched another two shutouts last week, beating Mount Saint Mary, 3-0, on Oct. 7 and blanking Hamilton, 3-0, on Saturday. Both games were on the road. The Lord Jeffs will host Connecticut College, the second-place team in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), Tuesday.
Montclair State moved to 13-1-0 on the season with a 2-1 win over Rowan on Saturday on a putback goal from sophomore Kyle Goodwin in the 68th minute. The Red Hawks lead the New Jersey Athletic Conference with a perfect 5-0-0 record.
Kenyon moved up nine spots to the No. 3 spot with a 9-1-0 record after beating up Wooster, 6-1, in North Coast Athletic Conference play. Franklin & Marshall, unbeaten at 12-0-0, is fourth after blanking DeSales, 1-0, and McDaniel, 6-0, in Centennial Conference play last week.
The 10-time national champion Messiah Falcons moved into the top-five with a 1-0 win over Washington and Lee. The Falcons are 2-0-0 in the Middle Atlantic Conference.
Stevens (9-1-2) ascended nine spots to No. 6 in the rankings, while Haverford (9-3-0) moved up seven spots to seventh. Calvin (12-0-1) is ranked eighth, Oneonta State (9-3-1) is ninth and Loras (7-3-1) fell four spots to No. 10.
The biggest mover this week was Oberlin College, who moved up an amazing 97 spots to No. 73 from 168th last week. Oberlin finished just 0-1-1 over the weekend after tying Case Western Reserve, 1-1, and losing to Wabash, 1-0, in North Coast Conference action. Oberlin is 7-4-1 on the season.
Other big movers were Frostberg State (8-3-1), who moved up 79 spots to 71st in the rankings, Oglethorpe (9-2-1) moved up 66 spots to 88th and Occidental rose 57 spots to 89th overall.