Virginia Ranked No. 6 in Preseason Poll

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM Jonathan Villanueva
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM
Jonathan Villanueva
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM

Aug. 9, 2007

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia men's soccer team is ranked No. 6 nationally in the College Soccer News preseason poll.

UCLA earned the top spot, followed by Duke and defending national champion UC Santa Barbara. Wake Forest was fourth, and Santa Clara was fifth.

Other ACC schools ranked among the nation's top 30 include Maryland at No. 9 and Clemson at No. 22.

Virginia's incoming freshmen have also been ranked third nationally among the best recruiting classes. Duke received top honors, followed by Indiana.

The Cavaliers host South Florida in exhibition action at Klöckner Stadium on Saturday, August 25. The season opener is slated for Friday, August 31 against Columbia at 7:30 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.

Last season, the Cavaliers finished with a 17-4-1 overall record and reached the NCAA College Cup. Fifteen players, including six starters, return from that squad.

2007 Preseason
Top 30 National Rankings
by College Soccer News

1.	UCLA
2. 	Duke
3. 	UC Santa Barbara
4.	Wake Forest
5.	Santa Clara
6.	VIRGINIA
7.	Southern Methodist
8.	Indiana
9.	Maryland
10.	New Mexico
11.	Notre Dame
12.	St. John's
13.	California
14.	West Virginia
15.	Harvard
16.	Lehigh
17.	Washington
18.	Connecticut
19.	Saint Louis
20.	Northwestern
21.	Creighton
22.	Clemson
23.	Towson
24.	Rutgers
25.	San Diego State
26.	Northern Illinois
27.	Old Dominion
28.	UNC Greensboro
29.	Rhode Island
30.	Winthrop

Top Recruiting Classes
1. Duke 2. Indiana 3. VIRGINIA 4. Southern Methodist 5. Akron 6. Wake Forest 7. Clemson 8. Maryland 9. Stanford 10. South Carolina 11. North Carolina 12. Connecticut 13. UC Santa Barbara 14. Santa Clara 15. Notre Dame