NEWARK, Del. – Heading into their final regular season contest, the Wilmington University men's soccer team was allotted fourth in the Super-Region 1 bracket of the first official NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Regional Rankings, which is conducted by the 2019 men's soccer Regional Advisory Committee.
Wilmington, who is currently ranked No. 8 in the country by the United Soccer Coaches, earned the fourth spot out of 12 teams in the new Super-Region 1 bracket. Undefeated Adelphi (12-0-1) took over the top spot in the bracket, who was followed by Gannon (12-1) and Charleston (WV) (12-2-1) to round out the top three teams.
It is the first year of the new bracket format, with the NCAA joining two regions to form four Super Regions and a 40-team bracket. The East Region is paired with the Atlantic Region for the Super-Region 1 title.
The Wildcats (13-1-1) are one of seven teams from the East Region that are included in the Super-Region 1 bracket, along with Mercy (10-3-2), who was allotted the No. 6 spot, followed by Franklin Pierce (10-3-1) in the seventh spot. CACC foe Post (8-3-3) earned the No. 9 spot in the bracket, as Le Moyne (9-4-1) rounded out the top 10, finishing with Southern New Hampshire in the 12th spot.
West Chester (10-3-1) followed behind the Wildcats in the fifth spot of the bracket, as Millersville (9-4-2) took over in the eighth spot, and Notre Dame (OH) (8-3-2) claimed the No. 11 ranking.
Wilmington will finish out the regular season on Saturday afternoon at Concordia, before they will host a home playoff game on November 11 after earning the No. 1 seed in the upcoming CACC Tournament.
NCAA Division II Super-Region 1 Rankings:
1. Adelphi (12-0-1)
2. Gannon (12-1)
3. Charleston (WV) (12-2-1)
4. Wilmington (DE) (13-1-1)
5. West Chester (10-3-1)
6. Mercy (10-3-2)
7. Franklin Pierce (10-3-1)
8. Millersville (9-4-2)
9. Post (8-3-3)
10. Le Moyne (9-4-1)
11. Notre Dame (OH) (8-3-2)
12. Southern N.H. (6-4-3)