Men's Soccer Climbs To No. 5 in National Rankings

Oct. 19, 2004

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Unbeaten in its last five matches, Washington men's soccer climbed the national rankings released this week. The Huskies (10-3-2, 3-0-1 Pac-10) moved up to No. 5 in the Soccer America poll, giving them their highest rank of the season and making UW the highest ranked Pac-10 team according to the publication.

Washington moved up seven spots in the Soccer America poll after ranking 12th last week. The Huskies ascended in the other three national men's soccer polls, moving up to 10th according to Soccer Times and College Soccer News, and while coming in at No. 18 in the NSCAA /adidas poll. UNC-Greensboro (12-0-1) is the unanimous No. 1 team in all four polls released this week.

At the halfway point of the Pac-10 schedule, the Huskies are the only unbeaten team in the conference with a 3-0-1 record. UW's wins included upset victories over then-No. 12 UCLA and then-No. 3 Cal. Washington will be off this week, before kicking off the second half of conference play in the Bay Area, at Stanford and Cal, Oct. 29 and Oct. 31.

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