No. 25 Men's Soccer Breaks Into The NSCAA/adidas National Coaches Poll

Sept. 23, 2002

Santa Barbara, Calif. - With its perfect 6-0 start entering week four of the 2002 season, the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team has achieved a top-25 national ranking in all four of the major national polls.

UCSB broke into the NSCAA/adidas Coaches Poll, the most recognized and reputable national collegiate poll, with a ranking of 25, as Santa Barbara was one of only four west coast schools on the NSCAA list.

The Gauchos highest ranking, 21st, came in College Soccer News' media based poll, marking Santa Barbara's third week in its top 25. UCSB entered CSN's poll at 25 in week two, giving the program its first national ranking in their 37-year history.

The two other polls, Soccer America and Soccer Times, each tabbed UC Santa Barbara 24th in the nation, marking UCSB's inaugural appearance in their rankings.

The Gauchos are currently 6-0-0 and riding a seven game winning streak dating back to last season. They host Sacramento State this Sunday, September 29th at 1:00 p.m. at Harder Stadium.