WSU Soccer Cracks National Top 25

Nov. 6, 2000

PULLMAN, Wash.-- After earning their second ever spot in the NCAA College Cup, the Washington State soccer team has earned its first national ranking of the season. The Cougs, now ranked 21st nationally, received votes the last two weeks, before cracking the top 25 after a 1-0 upset of third ranked Washington.

WSU has been ranked regionally for most of the season, but this is the first time they have earned a national ranking. The last time the Cougars earned a national ranking was in 1994, also the last time the Cougars went to the NCAA tournament. WSU was ranked as high as 19 that year.

The Cougs will be hosting the first round of the NCAA College Cup with Montana Wednesday at 1 p.m. PT at Cougar Soccer Field. Admission will be charged as mandated by the NCAA, $7 for adults and $5 for students, youth and senior citizens.

Tickets are on sale now at the Pullman ticket office or by phone 335-9626 or 800-GO-COUGS, option three. Tickets will also be sold at the gate. The Sports Pass does not work for WSU students at this event.

Five other Pac-10 teams are among the national ranks in the final regular season poll, Washington is third, California fourth, UCLA eighth, Stanford 12th and USC is 14th, while Arizona State received votes.

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