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Men's Soccer Ranked 13th in Preseason Poll

 

Aug. 12, 2002

Columbia, S.C. - In the College Soccer News Preseason Poll released last week, the University of South Carolina is ranked 13th. Indiana University is picked No. 1, while Stanford is second, followed by St. John's, Virginia and UCLA. The 2001 National Champions, North Carolina, are ranked sixth.

South Carolina plays five teams that are ranked in the Top 25, including No 6. North Carolina, No. 9 Clemson, No. 10 Furman, No. 11 Rutgers and No. 18 Wake Forest. The Gamecocks' host Clemson on Oct. 6 and Furman on Oct. 27.

Men's Soccer opens the 2002 season with an exhibition match against Appalachian State on Friday, Aug. 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Stone Stadium.

2002 Preseason Poll

1. Indiana

2. Stanford

3. St. John's

4. Virginia

5. UCLA

6. North Carolina

7. Connecticut

8. St. Louis

9. Clemson

10. Furman

11. Rutgers

12. SMU

13. SOUTH CAROLINA

14. Fairleigh Dickinson

15. Wisconsin-Milwaukee

16. Penn State

17. Notre Dame

18. Wake Forest

19. San Diego

20. William & Mary

21. South Florida

22. Michigan State

23. UAB

24. Boston College

25. Portland

 

 

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