Texas A&M moves up one spot to crack NSCAA Coaches' top five
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M moved up one spot to No. 5 in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Poll released on Tuesday. Florida State leads the poll, followed by Stanford, UCLA and Penn State, which is also new to the top five.
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The Aggies also advanced to No. 9 in the NCAA RPI revealed on Monday, the first time this season Texas A&M has been in the top 10. Stanford leads the RPI.
After spending last week at No. 6, the Aggies were rewarded for going 1-0-1 on the road in league action. Texas A&M tied Kentucky 2-2 and recorded a 2-0 shutout at Mississippi State. Texas A&M was slotted 14th in the preseason poll and has made a steady climb as the season progressed. This marks its fourth consecutive week in the top 10.
The Maroon and White are off to an 11-1-1 start on the season. Texas A&M's current 11-game unbeaten streak is the longest since the Aggies went 9-0-2 in an 11-game stretch in 2008. The Aggies' defense has only allowed five goals in 13 games on the season and rank sixth in the nation in goals-against with a 0.378 average.