IU soccer ranked No. 14 preseason

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) released its 2015 preseason men’s soccer poll on Monday, and Indiana checks in at No. 14.

The Hoosiers, coming off a 12-5-5 campaign in 2014, have the third-highest ranking among Big Ten teams in the poll behind No. 9 Michigan State and No. 13 Maryland. Penn State comes in at No. 23, while in-state rival Notre Dame, who will play the Hoosiers on Aug. 30 in the IU Classic, is ranked fourth.

The top three in the poll are No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 defending national champion Virginia and No. 3 Georgetown.

Other IU regular-season opponents in the poll include No. 18 Louisville and No. 22 St. Louis.