Men's Soccer Climbs To No. 8 In The NSCAA/adidas National Rankings

Oct. 6, 2003

SEATTLE -- Washington men's soccer climbed five spots to No. 8 in this week's NSCAA/adidas national poll released today, its highest national ranking of the year.

The Huskies (7-1-1), who are also ranked eighth according to Soccer Times and ninth by Soccer America, suffered their first loss of the season to defending NCAA champion UCLA on Sunday. The 1-0 loss snapped a seven-game unbeaten streak for the Huskies and marked the first time UW has been shutout this year.

The Bruins (8-1-0), previously ranked No. 2, moved up to the nation's top spot in all three national polls, dethroning Maryland. UCLA's only loss of the season came to Maryland early in the season.

In the NSCAA/adidas Far West Region Rankings, UCLA and Washington come in at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by Cal State Northridge, UC Santa Barbara and Loyola Marymount.

The Huskies will hit the road this week, traveling to the Bay Area for games at California (Fri., Oct. 10, 2 p.m.) and Stanford (Sun., Oct. 12, 1 p.m.).

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