Orediggers Top Initial Men’s And Women’s Soccer Regional Rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The conference-leading Colorado School of Mines men's and women's soccer teams debuted No. 1 in their respective NCAA Division II South Central Regional Rankings released for the time this week.
The men are 4-0 against teams inside the top-five of the poll, opening the season with wins of 2-1 and 1-0 over current NSCAA No. 13 St. Edward's and No. 7 Midwestern State and twice defeating region No. 5 Metro State.
Last night, Mines (10-3-2, 8-3 RMAC) moved two points ahead of Regis for first place in the RMAC standings with a 5-0 Senior Day win against UC-Colorado Springs.
In the women's classification, the Orediggers (13-0-1, 10-0 RMAC) led a contingent of three RMAC squads in the top-three and five in the overall top-10.
One of eight unbeatens in Division II and winners of 10 straight, the NSCAA fourth-ranked women are seventh in the Division II record book in longest unbeaten streaks at 28 games and are one game away from entering the top-25 in consecutive conference matches without a loss with 20.
Three teams from the South Central region advance to the 35-team men's soccer championship field, while six regional participants qualify for the women's 48-team bracket. First and second round play is slated to begin Nov. 15 and 17.