To channel former Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green’s infamous quote: “The Bears are what we thought they were!”
That tongue-in-cheek introduction is used because November is nearly here, and at this stage of a Division 3 men’s soccer season there’s no time to hide. Enough games have unfolded, enough conference haves and have nots have been determined, enough lessons learned.
With tournament time right around the corner, the top tier and "everyone else" has clearly emerged. Sure, there are squabbles about who slots where by a position or two – but the pack is largely clear.
With that in mind, New England Soccer Journal’s updated Division 3 men’s soccer rankings are below – all with a new No. 1 team.