South Florida’s mens soccer team jumped another pair of spots in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division I poll, moving to No.3 in the nation after going 1-0-1 to open Big East play over the weekend.
The Bulls trail only top-ranked Akron (6-0-0) and North Carolina (4-0-1) in the rankings released on Tuesday afternoon.
The University of Tampa, who had held the top spot in the Division II poll, fell to No.5 after a poor performance against West Florida. The Spartans (4-0-1) needed a second-half goal to remain undefeated, and were leap-frogged by four teams, most notably SSC rival Lynn (7-0-0), who now hold the No.2 berth.
The Spartans and Fighting Knights are scheduled to face each other at Pepin-Rood Stadium on October 3.
On the women’s side, Saint Leo remained in the Also Receiving Votes group in the Division II poll. The Lions will get a chance to make their case for a ranking in next week's poll on Wednesday evening as they face No.9 Rollins at 7:30 p.m. at University Field.