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NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Top 25 Preseason Poll Released

It's almost time for the college soccer season to begin and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Preseason Top 25 has been released on Tuesday. The Air Force Falcons and the Denver Pioneers don't make an appearance here, but a fellow member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) is ranked highly: the New Mexico Lobos check in at No. 6.

The Lobos won the MPSF Tournament and were seeded as the No. 10 overall team in the NCAA Soccer Tournament. After receiving a bye into the second round and defeating Duke, 2-1 in overtime, the Lobos lost to No. 7 overall seed South Florida Bulls in the third round. They played to a 0-0 tie after two overtime periods and then the Bulls took a 6-5 victory in sudden-death penalty kicks.

The Lobos went 18-0-4 last season.

The complete top 25 can be found below:

Rank School W-L-T
1 North Carolina 21-2-3
2 UCLA 18-4-2
3 Creighton 21-2-1
4 Connecticut 19-3-3
5 South Florida 13-4-4
6 New Mexico 18-0-4
7 Louisville 14-7-2
8 Charlotte 16-5-4
9 Maryland 14-4-3
10 Akron 15-4-4
11 UC Santa Barbara 15-7-1
12 Indiana 13-4-5
13 UC Irvine 16-6-1
14 Boston College 14-6-1
15 St. John's 14-7-2
16 SMU 13-7-1
17 Coastal Carolina 18-4-0
18 Saint Mary's (Calif.) 11-7-5
19 James Madison 13-5-2
20 Northwestern 11-5-5
21 UAB 13-5-3
22 Brown 12-5-3
23 Old Dominion 12-6-2
24 Furman 14-4-4
25 Bradley 15-6-2

Also receiving votes: Virginia, Rutgers, Duke, Wake Forest, California, Monmouth, West Virginia, Central Florida, William & Mary, Xavier, Cal State Bakersfield, Northern Illinois, South Carolina