In a United Soccer preseason poll conducted by college soccer coaches across the country, Indiana soccer was recognized as the second ranked team nationally. The Hoosiers, who lost Mac Hermann trophy winner Andrew Gutman among others to the professional ranks, reload with a recruiting class that’s ranked second in the nation. You can learn more about the full 2019 Indiana recruiting class here.

The combination of an influx of talent as well as the continued success of the program under coach Todd Yeagley has propelled the Hoosiers to become a preseason contender on their quest for their ninth national title. Yeagley enters his ninth season with the Hoosiers and will be completing a decade’s worth of coaching in his hometown and at his alma mater.

The Hoosiers are only behind fellow Big Ten school Maryland in the rankings. Maryland won the 2018 national title and defeated Indiana, ending the Hoosiers’ season, in the 2018 College Cup hosted in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Indiana moved up one spot from the last preseason poll completed by United Soccer and they received a total of 6 first-place votes in the rankings. Indiana opens the season with an exhibition game (in Westfield, Indiana) against Bowling Green on August 19, 2019.

August 6, 2019 United Soccer Coaches Poll Rankings

  1. University of Maryland
  2. Indiana University
  3. University of Akron
  4. Wake Forest University
  5. Stanford University
  6. University of North Carolina
  7. Michigan State University
  8. University of Kentucky
  9. University of Notre Dame
  10. Duke University

Full the full rankings, click here to visit the United Soccer coaches poll.

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