Tar Heels vault to No. 1 in rankings after opening-weekend losses by top three
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The North Carolina men's soccer team slid into the top spot in the NSCAA Top 25 poll on Tuesday after opening the season with a double-overtime victory against Monmouth.
|RANK||SCHOOL (FIRST-PLACE VOTES)|
|1||North Carolina (12)|
|• Complete poll|
UNC (2-0) also earned a dominating 4-0 win against No. 13 Coastal Carolina on Monday. The Heels were fourth in the preseason poll by the NSCAA.
Tyler Engel scored the game-winning goal in both contests, including one in the 103rd minute against the Hawks on Friday night.
Carolina is ranked No. 2 by both College Soccer News and Soccer America, while Top Drawer Soccer plugs the Tar Heels in at No. 4.