IU soccer preseason No. 1

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced its preseason top 25 Tuesday afternoon, and defending champion Indiana sits atop the rankings at No. 1. IU also No. 1 in the previously released College Soccer News preseason top 30.

The 2013 schedule includes six NSCAA ranked opponents — No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 9 UCLA, No. 10 Louisville, No. 18 Brown, No. 19 Northwestern and No. 24 VCU. The Hoosiers also face No. 4 UNC and No. 12 Marquette in the preseason National Soccer Festival at Fort Wayne.

The NSCAA preseason rankings show, including an interview with Indiana coach Todd Yeagley around the 22:30 mark, can be seen here.

The Hoosiers officially start practice for the 2013 season on Wednesday.

4 comments

  1. For any doubters when Todd was appointed the Men’s Soccer Coach, an NCAA Championship and now a pre-season #1 Ranking ought to end the argument for about the next 10 years! Great job Coach.

  2. There’s something really special about the link between IU and two generation’s of Yeagleys. Todd is almost a symbolic icon for how US soccer has evolved and developed- with IU. Wouldn’t it be something if a member of the Generation 3Y decides to go into coaching

  3. Until the basketball team brings that sixth banner home, he might as well be Fred Flintstone.

    The masses don’t flock to IU to watch the next Mark Spitz in his speedo.

    When I hear those like Geoff and Mariner slobbering all over Duke, it’s not because of their lacrosse team.

    Quit comparing us at every turn to Duke hoops and I’ll be happy to give Glass kudos for building the less followed programs of IU back to something of a parity desired.

    March Madness and college basketball take the center stage as the top entertainment value in the world of sports. There’s one winner in Division 1 hoops. It’s not just sporting a C- team and “Bowl(ing) for Snausage Bowl Dollars.” If you want to be the never forgotten ringmaster in your candy-striped business suit, you’ll have to bring IU basketball back into the “elite” status of Final Four trips. Chasing Bobby around in Brooklyn at an early season weekend warm-up tournament ain’t gonna do it.

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