After three consecutive overtime losses, IU men's soccer has fallen out of the nation's top 25 teams, according to this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll. The NSCAA Coaches'
The Hoosiers, who were named the consensus No. 1 team in the nation before the season, kicked off the 2013 season with a 2-1 victory over SMU before falling 0-1 to UCLA, 1-2 to UAB and 4-5 to West Virginia in the program's third three-game losing streak in a decade.
NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Div. I Poll
|RANK||SCHOOL (FIRST-PLACE VOTES)||RECORD||PREVIOUS|
|2||North Carolina (9)||2-0-1||1|
|4||Notre Dame (1)||1-0-2||4|
|11||Cal State Northridge||4-0-0||25|
Dropped out: No. 8 Indiana; No. 12 Coastal Carolina; No. 16 UC Santa Barbara; No. 17 Syracuse; No. 24 North Carolina-Wilmington.
Others receiving votes: Indiana 67, SIU-Edwardsville 51, George Mason 47, UC Santa Barbara 46, North Carolina-Wilmington 40, Elon 40, Syracuse 27, Coastal Carolina 19, Marquette 19, Stanford 13, Pennsylvania 12, Gonzaga 11, Michigan 10, Butler 10, South Florida 9, Bradley 8, Boston College 7, Providence 7, North Carolina-Greensboro 5, Virginia 4, Cal Poly 1, Old Dominion 1.
The Hoosiers will attempt to avoid the program's first four-game losing streak since 1985 when they take on Cal State-Bakersfield and California-Irvine in a pair of home matches this weekend.
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