Great Play Earning National Respect in Polls

PROVO, Utah (Nov. 11) -- A 13-game winning streak and a convincing run through the Mountain West Conference tournament have instilled confidence in more than just the Cougar players. The national polls are also showing confidence in BYU's capabilities, as evidenced by the the final regular-season national polls.

BYU made significant leaps in each of the national polls, climbing as high as 14th in one of the rankings. College Soccer Ratings, a power ranking based on team record and opponents played, placed BYU 14th, up three from the 17th spot a week ago.

In the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll, BYU jumped from 22nd last week to 16th today. Visit the NSCAA Web site to see the Top 25.

In Soccer America's national poll, BYU went from unranked to 17th, the first time the Cougars have been in Soccer America's Top 25 since the first week of this season.

Soccer Buzz magazine also gave kudos to the Cougars, launching BYU from 22nd up to 15th in their final poll of the regular season. Soccer Buzz also ranked the Cougars 6th in its West region.

Soccer Times pushed BYU up to 16th from last week's 20th spot.

NSCAA Top 25

Soccer America Poll

Soccer Times Poll