Spartans Ranked No. 1 In Men's Soccer

For the first time in 31 years, the San Jose State University men's soccer team is ranked number one in the country in a national poll.

In this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NCSAA) poll, released today (Monday), the Spartans are ranked number one. San Jose State is 12-0-1 overall, 4-0-0 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federaton Mountain Divison.

"It's been a long time coming," said Spartan head coach Gary St. Clair, noting that his team is the only team among NCAA Division 1 schools that has not lost a game this season. "I think that speaks volumes about the players in the program. The players are really excited and I'm very pleased for them."

San Jose State is currently riding a five-game winning streak since playing Stanford to a 1-1 tie on Sept. 26.

It is the first time since the 1969 season San Jose State has been ranked number one. In 1969, the Spartans were the top-ranked team in the National Soccer Coaches Rating Board poll.

It is the highest national ranking in the NSCAA poll since 1998, when the Spartans were ranked third.

This week's NSCAA ranking is listed below.

NSCAA
Men's Division I - National Rankings
October 16, 2000

Rank  School Record Points Previous
San Jose State  12-0-1  460  3
Indiana  11-3-0  443  2
Southern Methodist 12-2-0  433 4
North Carolina  12-2-0  415  5
Virginia  9-3-1  369  8
Connecticut  9-2-2  347  1
Stanford  11-1-1  342  11
South Carolina  8-1-3  302  9
Pittsburgh  11-2-0  252  7
10  Creighton  11-2-0  251  12
11  James Madison  11-1-1  244  14
12  St. John's (NY)  9-3-2  209  10
13  Washington  9-3-0  164  RV
14  Saint Louis  8-2-1  157  15
15  Penn State  10-3-1  102  13
16  San Diego  10-1-2  82  20
17  UCLA  9-2-0  80  6
18  UAB  8-3-0  79  23t
19  Rhode Island  10-3-1  67  22
20  Ohio State  7-2-4  66  19
21  Furman  11-2-1  24  RV
22  Syracuse  7-4-2  23  NR
23  Loyola (MD) 9-2-0  18  RV
24  Clemson  8-3-1  15  17
25  Fairfield  8-2-2  13 18