A week after dropping out of Top Drawer Soccer’s top 10 following a loss to Michigan, the Washington State soccer team found a way back inside the top 10 a few days after beating Pepperdine and winning the Rainbow Wahine Shootout in Hawaii. The 7-1 Cougars jumped ahead of South Florida and Rutgers and come into this week as the 9th ranked team.
Cougs move to #9 in the latest @TopDrawerSoccer poll after finishing the non-conference slate of games 7-0-1#CougsVsEverybody | #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/C6MNmcNLNl— Washington State Soccer (@WSUCougarSoccer) September 23, 2019
The Cougars finished off non-conference play strong with their only loss coming to No. 22 Michigan and will kick off conference play on Saturday as they host undefeated Oregon State before heading on the road to face No. 4 Stanford and California next week.
The coaches around the NCAA don’t seem to see what everyone in Pullman and at Top Drawer Soccer see in the Cougs as they have them ranked No. 24 as of Monday night with updated rankings being released later today,
Joining the Cougs and Stanford in the top 25 from the conference are USC at No. 2, UCLA at No. 5, and Colorado at No. 17.
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Jerry Neuheisel, an offensive graduate assistant at UCLA, gave the Bruins life when they didn’t have much of it midway through the third quarter at Martin Stadium.
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Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m. (PT) on FOX Sports 1.
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Marie Lund-Hansen played even on the day to put herself in second-place overall, two-shots back.