KANSAS CITY, MO – Young Harris College is ranked 11thwhile Lander is 12thin the United Soccer Coaches men's preseason top 25 national poll, which was released on Tuesday. Both schools moved up one spot from their final 2017 rankings.
Young Harris finished the 2017 with a victory over Lander in the NCAA regional championship and advanced to the national quarterfinals for the second time in four years. The Mountain Lions were 14-4-2 overall on the year and nationally-ranked seven times, rising as high as #7 in the nation.
Lander won their second consecutive PBC regular-season championship in 2017 and their first PBC Tournament title since 2009. The Bearcats were 13-4-3 overall and unbeaten in conference play with a 6-0-1 mark. LU made their third straight NCAA Tournament appearance, advancing to the region finals.
The PBC men's soccer coaches poll will be released later in August. The regular season begins on August 30.
United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Men - National - Preseason Ranking - August 7, 2018
|1||University Of Charleston||1||22-1-2|
|4||Cal Poly Pomona||4||16-5-2|
|5||Midwestern State University||5||20-0-3|
|7||Ohio Valley University||8||17-2-4|
|8||Colorado School Of Mines||9||17-4-2|
|9||Palm Beach Atlantic University||10||14-2-2|
|10||University of West Alabama||11||16-3-1|
|11||Young Harris College||12||14-4-2|
|15||St. Edward's University||16||15-4-2|
|16||West Chester University||17||14-3-2|
|17||Northeastern State University||18||14-6-0|
|19||Maryville University of St. Louis||20||13-4-2|
|20||Simon Fraser University||21||11-3-4|
|21||Colorado Mesa University||22||16-4-1|
|23||Point Loma Nazarene University||24||14-3-2|
|23||University Of Tampa||25||9-4-3|
|25||University Of Indianapolis||NR||13-6-1|
|25||Davis & Elkins College||RV||14-3-4|
|25||East Stroudsburg University||RV||14-4-2|