Men's Soccer Ranked in Pair of National Polls

RICHMOND, Va. – The VCU Men's Soccer, which has won three straight matches and is unbeaten in its last five, returned to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Top 25 on Tuesday. The Rams are ranked No. 19.

VCU was ranked No. 21 in the Oct. 9 NSCAA poll and also spent two weeks in the top 25 in 2011.  The NSCAA also has the Rams tabbed as the top team in the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes Charlotte, Xavier, Dayton, among others.

The NSCAA poll was not the only top 25 poll to honor VCU this week. also has the Rams ranked 19th.

VCU currently ranks among the top 20 in the nation in four major statistical categories, including 10th in scoring offense (2.19 gpg), 14th in total goals (35), 16th in total points (101) and 19th in winning percentage (.750). Individually, junior foward Jason Johnson ranks 10th in the NCAA in both points (29) and points per game (1.81).

VCU, which is tied atop the Atlantic 10 standings with Charlotte, concludes the regular season at cross-town rival Richmond on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.