The University of Scranton women's soccer team was ranked No. 6 in the latest set of NCAA Regional Rankings that were released this week.
Leading the way in Region V was Johns Hopkins (14-0-2) followed by Messiah (14-1-2), Swarthmore (12-3-2), McDaniel (8-4-4), Franklin & Marshall (10-4), Scranton (13-2-1) and Susquehanna (13-4). Region V encompasses the Landmark Conference, MAC Commonwealth and Centennial Conference.
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The NCAA Regional Rankings are done by the same regional and national committees which will make the at-large selections for the women's NCAA tournament and the rankings are done by applying the same criteria which are used for making the at-large selections. The rankings are released following the fourth last, third last, and second last weeks prior to the tournament selections being made.
Therefore, by design, these rankings are a direct foreshadowing of the at-large selections providing a certain level of transparency to the at-large selection process.
The Royals have clinched the No. 1 seed in next week's Landmark Conference Tournament and will host Juniata to close out the regular season on Saturday at 4 p.m.