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Aggies Advance to No. 5 in NSCAA Poll

October 02, 2012
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Texas A&M Soccer team moved up one spot to No. 5 in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire Poll released on Tuesday morning.

The Aggies also advanced to No. 9 in the NCAA RPI revealed on Monday, the first time this season Texas A&M has been in the top 10. The Maroon and White remained at No. 8 in the Soccer America ranking.

After spending last week at No. 6, the Aggies were rewarded for going 1-0-1 on the road in league action. Texas A&M tied Kentucky 2-2 and recorded a 2-0 shutout at Mississippi State. Texas A&M was slotted 14th in the preseason poll and has made a steady climb as the season progressed. This marks the fourth consecutive week in the top 10.

This week, the Aggies moved up two spots from No. 11 in the NCAA RPI and lead a pack of four SEC teams in the top 20. In addition to Texas A&M at No. 9, Florida is rated 11th followed by Missouri in 14th and Tennessee in 18th.

The Maroon and White are off to an 11-1-1 start on the season. Texas A&M's current 11-game unbeaten streak is the longest since the Aggies went 9-0-2 in an 11-game stretch in 2008. The Aggies' defense has only allowed five goals in 13 games on the season and rank sixth in the nation in goals-against average at 0.378

Texas A&M returns to action this weekend with two games at Ellis Field. On Friday night, the Aggies host Alabama in a 7 p.m. match. The Maroon and White face No. 18 Florida in a 12:30 p.m. contest on Sunday. The match against the Gators will be televised live on ESPNU.

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