One loss, and the Fort Lewis College mens soccer team dropped two spots from No. 1 in the nation to No. 3.
Two wins, and the FLC women jumped seven spots to No. 14.
Also on Tuesday, FLC womens defender Madyson Wellcome was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. The preseason defensive player of the year helped the Skyhawks to a pair of RMAC wins last weekend at Dirks Field.
I think this (past) weekend was a huge performance from her, FLC womens coach Damian Clarke said in a news release to The Durango Herald. Physically, the ways that she imposes herself, she runs through tackles and breaks up a lot of things to get us the ball back.
The FLC women (11-1-3, 8-1-2 RMAC) defeated Colorado Christian and Metro State, then were ranked 14th in this weeks National Soccer Coaches Association of America top 25 poll.
Colorado Mines was ranked 19th.
The top five are Bridgeport (Conn.), Abilene Christian (Texas), Grand Valley State (Mich.), California (Pa.) and Minnesota State.
Minnesota State also was ranked first in the Central Region. FLC was ranked second and Mines third.
FLC will host Adams State at 1 p.m. Friday at Dirks Field and New Mexico Highlands at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Highlands is on an absolute tear right now, Clarke said of the Cowgirls, who have won seven in a row.
Were going to have to be tough to be able to negotiate these teams.
FLC, the top-ranked team in Division II soccer the last two weeks, remained in the top three after its loss to Metro State, which reentered the top 25 at No. 19 this week.
Colorado Mines was ranked 23rd nationally, and FLC, Metro State and Colorado Mines were the top three ranked teams in the Central Region, too.
The big thing for us is knowing that another win puts the conference title in the bag for us, FLC mens coach Oige Kennedy said in a news release.
FLC (14-1, 10-1 RMAC) will host Colorado Christian at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Dirks Field and CSU-Pueblo at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Win on Friday, and the FLC men clinch the RMAC regular-season title.