KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fort Hays State moved to No. 12 in the first regular season edition of the United Soccer Coaches Division II Top 25 Poll. The Tigers started the year ranked No. 3 in the poll, but a 1-1 start to the season last week pushed the Tigers down nine spots in the poll.
Eastern New Mexico, the team that defeated FHSU over the past weekend, jumps into the poll this week at No. 17 after a 2-0 start to the season. Along with their win over the Tigers, the Greyhounds also knocked off then No. 17 ranked Colorado Mesa.
Fort Hays State will play a ranked opponent on Wednesday (Sept. 11) when it heads to Kansas City to face Maryville University of St. Louis. The No. 12 Tigers and No. 19 ranked Saints will clash at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Missouri at 3 pm. The match pits a pair of NCAA Tournament teams from a season ago. FHSU will then head to Denver on the weekend to take on Regis University.
The No. 1, 2, and 3 ranked teams in the nation all lost during the opening week allowing West Chester, a 2018 national semifinalist along with FHSU, to move up to No. 1 in the nation. Cal Poly Pomona, the national runner-up fell all the way out of the Top 25 from a No. 2 preseason ranking.
Below is the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 Poll for September 10, 2019.
|1||West Chester University||4||1-0-0|
|4||Young Harris College||5||1-0-0|
|5||Azusa Pacific University||11||2-0-0|
|6||West Texas A&M University||9||1-0-0|
|7||Ohio Valley University||15||1-0-0|
|9||Palm Beach Atlantic University||10||2-0-0|
|10||California State University-Los Angeles||20||2-0-0|
|11||Midwestern State University||14||2-0-0|
|12||Fort Hays State University||3||1-1-0|
|13||University Of Indianapolis||NR||2-0-0|
|14||California State University-San Bernardino||NR||2-0-0|
|17||Eastern New Mexico University||NR||2-0-0|
|18||Spring Hill College||20||1-0-0|
|19||Maryville University of St. Louis||NR||2-0-0|
|21||Rogers State University||NR||1-0-1|
|23||Simon Fraser University||13||1-1-0|
|24||Seton Hill University||NR||2-0-0|
|25||St. Mary’s University (Texas)||NR||2-0-0|
Also receiving votes: University Of Charleston, Queens College, Queens University Of Charlotte, Wingate University, University Of West Florida, Bellarmine University, Clayton State University, Northeastern State University, Florida Tech