The University of Scranton women's soccer team rose one spot to fourth in the NCAA's Mid-Atlantic Region rankings, released late Wednesday.
The NCAA regional rankings are traditionally a strong indication of a team's chances of earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, should it not secure an automatic bid with a conference championship. The Royals have advanced to the NCAA Tournament in five of the past seven seasons, including four years in which they secured the automatic bid by winning the Landmark Conference championship.
Scranton (11-3-2, 6-0-0) is currently in first place in the Landmark Conference with only Saturday's regular season finale against Catholic at 1 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field remaining. They are the highest ranked Landmark team in the regional rankings, two spots ahead of Susquehanna (13-3-1, 5-1-0). The Royals beat the River Hawks, 3-0, on Oct. 7 at Fitzpatrick Field.
To view this week's NCAA rankings, visit http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/soccer-women/d3.