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Standings and Scenarios for UConn Men’s and Women’s Soccer

With the schedule winding down, the conference regular season title is within reach for both Husky soccer squads, one more than the other.

UConn Women’s Soccer has two matches remaining after Saturday’s 1-0 win over Temple in Philadelphia. A win against either Cincinnati or ECU, both of which are on the road, will likely lead to the Huskies clinching the American Athletic Conference regular season title and the right to host the conference tournament.

Here are the standings for the top three with one more week to go. At this point, UConn can finish no lower than third.

Team Points Goal Differential Matches Remaining
UConn 19 +10 2 (@Cincy, @ECU)
Memphis 18 +14 2 (USF, UCF)
SMU 16 +4 1 (@Houston)

The Huskies hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over Memphis by virtue of beating the Tigers but drew with SMU. If UConn finishes tied with the Mustangs or if all three end up tied, then goal differential will come into play.

The Huskies will claim first if...

They finish 2-0-0

OR

They finish 1-1-0 AND Memphis does not finish 2-0-0.

OR

They finish 1-0-1 AND Memphis does not finish 2-0-0.

OR

They finish 0-1-1 AND Memphis does not get a win.

OR

They finish 0-0-2 AND Memphis does not win more than once.

OR

They finish 0-2-0 AND Memphis finishes 0-1-1 AND SMU's margin of victory plus UConn's margin of defeat is less than six.

OR

They finish 0-2-0 AND Memphis finishes 0-2-0 AND SMU's margin of victory plus UConn's margin of defeat is less than six.

OR

They finish 0-2-0 AND Memphis finishes 0-1-1 AND SMU's margin of victory plus UConn's margin of defeat is equal to six AND UConn has the best goal differential of UConn, SMU and Cincinnati.

UConn finishes second if...

They finish 1-1-0 AND Memphis finishes 2-0-0.

OR

They finish 1-0-1 AND Memphis finishes 2-0-0.

OR

They finish 0-1-1 AND Memphis wins at least once.

OR

They finish 0-0-2 AND Memphis finishes 2-0-0 OR 1-0-1.

OR

They finish 0-2-0 AND Memphis gets points in both remaining matches AND SMU's margin of victory plus UConn's margin of defeat is less than six.

OR

They finish 0-2-0 AND Memphis finishes 0-1-1 AND SMU's margin of victory plus UConn's margin of defeat is equal to six AND UConn finishes with the second-best goal differential of UConn, SMU and Cincinnati.

UConn will be third if...

They finish 0-2-0 AND Memphis gets points in both remaining matches AND SMU's margin of victory plus UConn's margin of defeat is greater than six.

OR

They finish 0-2-0 AND Memphis finishes 0-1-1 AND SMU's margin of victory plus UConn's margin of defeat is equal to six AND UConn finishes with the third-best goal differential of UConn, SMU and Cincinnati.

In all likelihood, the AAC women's soccer tournament will be at Morrone Stadium, as it would take Memphis winning out or UConn losing out for most of the scenarios for them finishing second or third to take place.

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As for the men, there is not a guarantee that they will even make the four-team tournament with two weekends to go. UConn did themselves no favors by losing to cellar-dwellers UCF in overtime on Saturday night in Orlando.

Here are the standings for the men. UConn holds the tiebreaker over Cincinnati, Tulsa and Temple, while USF and UCF hold it over UConn.

Team Points Goal Differential Matches Remaining
USF 12 +4 2 (@SMU, Temple)
UConn 9 +5

2 (@Memphis, SMU)

Cincinnati 9 0 2 (Tulsa, @UCF)
Tulsa 7 +1 2 (@Cincy, Memphis)
SMU 6 0 2 (USF, @UConn)
UCF 6 -1 2 (@Temple, Cincy)
Temple 4 -4 2 (UCF, @USF)
Memphis 3 -5 2 (UConn, @Tulsa)

The teams are all close, with only USF having clinched a spot in the AAC Tournament. UConn could finish anywhere from first to seventh but due to USF holding the tiebreaker over the Huskies, they no longer control their own destiny to host the conference tournament at Morrone Stadium.

The Huskies' chances to host are slim. USF must lose out and Cincinnati must lose at least once. UConn also must get at least four points from their final two matches. The other possible way the Huskies could manage hosting is if at least three of UConn, USF, Cincinnati and UCF end up tied at the top. In that case, goal differential will be the tiebreaker and UConn currently has the highest goal differential in the conference.

The UConn women's soccer team moved up two spots to No. 19 in the coaches' poll this week while the men stayed in the received votes section, taking home 13 points.