Oral Roberts moves into national soccer polls

The Oral Roberts men's soccer team found itself in the national polls this week for the first time since 2005.
The Oral Roberts men's soccer team found itself in the national polls this week for the first time since 2005.

Courtesy ORUAthletics.com

United Soccer Coaches Poll | College Soccer News Poll

TULSA, Okla. –
 The Oral Roberts men's soccer team was ranked No. 24 in the nation in the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 poll, which was released on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles were also ranked No. 30 in the College Soccer News Top 30 poll.

After coming off two wins last week at Northern Kentucky, 5-2, and at Central Arkansas, 3-1, the Golden Eagles have cracked the Top 25 at the No. 24 spot. Central Arkansas had a 22 RPI. It is the first time the ORU men's soccer team has been ranked since 2005.

ORU is 12-2 overall and 3-0 in Summit League play and has a 56 RPI according to the NCAA. The Golden Eagles have tied a program record for most wins in a season and currently have the nation's leader in assists, Tanguy Guerineau.

According to NCAA statistics, the Golden Eagles rank in the Top 10 in assists per game (4th), points per game (5th), scoring offense (6th), shots on goal per game (8th), total assists (6th), total goals (5th), total points (6th) and win-lost-tied percentage (9th).

The Golden Eagles have two regular-season games remaining with the first at Omaha Saturday, November 2 at 1 p.m. and the second on Saturday, November 9 at home against Western Illinois. If the Golden Eagles defeat Omaha they will be guaranteed a share of the Summit League regular-season title.

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