Defending champion Harvard regained the top ranking in the weekly New England Intercollegiate soccer ratings after opening its season with a 5-0 thrashing of MIT. The Crimson received 10 of a possible 12 first place votes.

Brown slipped to second after smashing Boston University, 5-0, and losing badly to Penn, 6-1. Two New England coaches still rated Brown above Harvard.   Pts. Harvard (1-0)  118 Brown (2-1)  110 Springfield (2-1)  82 Wesleyan(2-0)  72 Williams (2-0)  62