Tommies, Scots move up in United Soccer Coaches Poll

The Tommies have won nine in a row with five games to play. (Photo: Haley Staffon)
The Tommies have won nine in a row with five games to play. (Photo: Haley Staffon)

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Two Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) men's soccer programs moved up in the national rankings, as the United Soccer Coaches released its latest Top 25 Poll on Tuesday.

The University of St. Thomas (12-1-0, 6-0-0) moved up two spots to No. 5 in the nation this week. The Tommies are in the midst of a nine-game winning streak and have not allowed a goal in any of the team's last four contests. St. Thomas has five regular season games left on the schedule, including two road matchups this week against Concordia (3-7-1, 1-3-1) and Wisconsin-Platteville (9-2-1).

Macalester College (7-3-1, 4-1-0) shot up three spots to No. 18 this week after defeating St. Olaf (2-10-0, 2-4-0), 2-0, on Saturday. The Scots have six games left before postseason play, including five MIAC matchups beginning with Augsburg (6-5-1, 2-2-1) on Wednesday.

The United Soccer Coaches Top 25 received a significant shakeup at the top, with previously top-ranked Chicago (11-1-0) falling all the way to No. 14 after a loss last week. Undefeated Calvin (12-0-0) moved up from No. 2 to take over the top spot in the Poll, followed by Trinity (11-1-0), Messiah (11-1-0) and Tufts (8-1-1).

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