School Soccer Playoff picks after Week 2

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School soccer’s Week 2 slate did not fairly present the punch of Week 1, however the outcomes had a substantial impression on our writers’ playoff picks.

The day was crammed with shut calls and surprising outcomes, starting with the Oregon Ducks happening the street to the Horseshoe and upsetting Ohio State, 35-28 within the early window of video games.

The Geese bullied the Buckeyes upfront on either side of the ball and held a number of double-digit leads all through the second half of the win. CJ Verdell completed the day with 161 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries whereas quarterback AJ Brown threw for 2 scores. The victory leads to an overhaul on the playoff picks and lands Oregon on 12 of 13 of our writers’ lists whereas Ohio State drops out of the playoff dialog for now.

The Iowa Hawkeyes enter the fray after a second straight win over a ranked opponent. This time the win came in Ames over rival Iowa State, 27-17, and it put the Hawkeyes within the playoff image in 4 of our writers’ picks.

After which there have been the groups that habitually land on our lists weekly. The Alabama Crimson Tide dealt with Mercer, 48-14, per week after routing Miami within the season opener. Nick Saban’s staff is No. 1 on everybody’s checklist but once more. Georgia is an unanimous No. 2 choice after crushing UAB, 56-7, to observe up its Week 1 win over Clemson.

The Oklahoma Sooners took care of enterprise in opposition to Western Carolina and proceed to fill in a spot in a lot of the writers’ picks.

With a number of groups making an announcement in Week 2, there are no groups getting one vote right here or there like final week — sorry, Cincinnati and UCLA. Additionally notable, Clemson was solely in a single projection after being a mainstay for years, and Texas A&M falls out of the combination after an in depth name in opposition to Colorado.


Andrea Adelson: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oklahoma, 4. Iowa
Kyle Bonagura: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oklahoma, 4. Oregon
Invoice Connelly: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Iowa
Heather Dinich: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Oklahoma
David M. Hale: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Oklahoma
Chris Low: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Iowa, 4. Oregon
Harry Lyles Jr.: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Oklahoma
Ryan McGee: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Clemson
Adam Rittenberg: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Iowa
Alex Scarborough: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oregon, 4. Oklahoma
Mark Schlabach: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oklahoma, 4. Oregon
Tom VanHaaren: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oklahoma, 4. Oregon
Dave Wilson: 1. Alabama, 2. Georgia, 3. Oklahoma, 4. Oregon