It simply would not be a university soccer weekend in 2021 if at the least one staff did not endure an upset that completely nobody noticed coming.
No. 2 Iowa took that loss in Week 7, falling 24-7 to unranked Purdue in Kinnick Stadium to as soon as once more jumble the school soccer rankings. This wasn’t a last-second victory or a livid comeback by Jeff Brohm’s Boilermakers: Purdue was totally and fully outclassed within the defeat, giving up 375 passing yards to quarterback Aidan O’Connell and 240 receiving yards to David Bell. Conversely, Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras threw 4 interceptions.
The Hawkeyes weren’t the one ranked staff to lose Saturday.
No. 11 Kentucky proved little problem for top-ranked Georgia, but it surely did notch an ethical victory by scoring two touchdowns within the 30-13 loss in Sanford Stadium. No. 20 Florida took an enormous upset on the chin in opposition to unranked LSU, serving to beleaguered coach Ed Orgeron survive another week.
Elsewhere, unranked Auburn, Utah and Baylor beat No. 17 Arkansas, No. 18 Arizona State and No. 19 BYU, respectively. No. 12 Oklahoma State knocked No. 25 Texas from the highest 25 after the Longhorns surrendered a 17-3 lead and lost 32-24.
However what about ranked groups that gained? Georgia did its half, as talked about, and so did Oklahoma and Alabama. The Sooners performed their finest soccer all season with Caleb Williams leading the way in a 52-31 win over TCU, whereas the Crimson Tide returned to kind with a 49-9 rout of Mississippi State. Oregon and Michigan State suffered shut calls in opposition to Cal and Indiana, respectively. Ole Miss did too, avoiding an upset by Tennessee — and golf balls — to win 31-26 in Knoxville
All of it made for a curious week of faculty soccer, one which might be mirrored within the newest faculty soccer rankings. With that, Sporting Information initiatives what the highest 25 faculty soccer groups might be heading into Week 8:
Projected faculty soccer rankings for Week 8
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