PISCATAWAY, NJ - On the heels of its 4-1 victory over Providence on Saturday, the Rutgers men’s soccer team is ranked in the top 15 in the nation in two major college soccer polls released on Monday.
Rutgers was tabbed as the eighth best team in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The Scarlet Knights were also ranked 13th in this week’s Soccer Times poll.
The Scarlet Knights entered the season not ranked, but following two hard-fought ties with Michigan State and Indiana during the preseason and two victories on the road at No. 25 William & Mary and home against the Friars to begin the regular season, they are gaining recognition throughout the country.
Rutgers entered the top-25 in both polls last week, earning the 11th spot in the NSCAA rankings, while coming in 21st in the Soccer Times poll. The NSCAA ranking is the highest for Rutgers since it opened the 2002 season ranked seventh nationally.
The rankings come on the verge of Rutgers’ much anticipated match at St. John’s (1-2) on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The Red Storm enter the match ranked No. 9 by the Soccer Times and No. 15 in the NSCAA poll.