It wasn't easy, Connecticut retained its hold on the No. 1 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Tournament 48 National Ranking for men's college soccer. The Huskies had to work overtime to get it though, outlasting Yale 1-0 in double overtime before squeaking past Louisville in a second double OT affair. Nickardo Blake provided the game-winner against Yale with his first goal of the season, while Stephane Diop was the hero against the Cardinals as he netted a score in the 101st minute. The common thread in both matches was the great goalkeeper play of Andre Blake, who has only allowed two goals on the season, and the Huskies stout defense which continues to fend off challengers to the throne.
Twin killing: Two streaks came to an end when Maryland took down Creighton 1-0 on Friday in one of the bigger matches of the season. For starters, the Blue Jays dropped their first match of the season and in doing so also allowed their first goal to an opponent. It came with Casey Townsend converted a 10-yard strike in the 13th minute which stood up for the match. It wasn't Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile but it was a kind of milestone for Creighton opponents and makes them feel all the more human from here on out.
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1. Connecticut, 11-0-1 (overall), 0-0-1 (Conf.)
2. North Carolina, 10-1-1, 3-1-1 (Conf.)
3. New Mexico, 9-0-2 (overall), 3-0-0 (Conf.)
4. Maryland, 11-1-1, 3-1-0 (Conf.)
5. Creighton, 10-1-0, 0-0-0 (Conf.)
For the rest: Men's Tournament 48 college rankings