Men's Soccer Makes First 2010 Appearance in National Poll

NSCAA/HendrickCars.Com Division I National Poll Tournament 48 Ranking

Soccer America Top 25

PHILADELPHIA - After a 4-0-0 start to the 2010 men's soccer season, Penn made an explosive jump into the national polls this week, appearing in the NSCAA/ Division I rankings for the first time in 2010.

After receiving one vote last week, the Quakers received 74 votes to move up to No. 22. Penn is one of three teams making its first appearance in the poll, joining No. 18 SMU and No. 21 Butler as newcomers. Penn's climb was the most drastic, as the Red and Blue jumped over 26 teams to land in the poll. This is the first appearance in the national poll for the Quakers since the 2008 team ended the regular season at No. 20. The Quakers are also currently ranked No. 3 in the Northeast Region behind Connecticut and Harvard.

Soccer America had Penn moving up in its Top 25, with the Quakers finding a ranking o No. 24. releases a National Top-48 highlighting its projected 48 clubs destined for a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Red and Blue made their move into the Tournament 48 Ranking this week, jumping up to No. 28, the second-largest jump of any team included on the list.

The Quakers look to improve on their best start since 2005 with matches in the Ivy League/Big East Classic. On Friday, Penn hosts Villanova at 5 p.m. at Rhodes Field before a trip to the nation's capitol on Sunday and Georgetown at 1 p.m.