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Wednesday Headlines: Kentucky Men’s Soccer Edition

The Wildcats are undefeated this season.

Photo by UK Athletics

The Kentucky Wildcats men’s soccer team has moved up to the No. 2 team in the country, per United Soccer Coaches. It’s the first time the program has ever been ranked in the top-2 in school history. Last week the team was the No. 3 ranked team and this week even received a first place vote.

The Wildcats boast a 8-0-2 record and are one of six unbeaten teams in the current Top-25, including No. 1 Washington, No. 3 Duke, No. 6 Portland, No. 13 Xavier and No. 22 Dayton.

Here is how the Top-25 rankings fall this week.

1 Washington

2 Kentucky

3 Duke

4 Marshall

5 Syracuse

6 Portland

7 Maryland

8 Denver

9 Stanford

10 Wake Forest

11 Louisville

12 Vermont

13 Xavier

14 SMU

15 Ohio State

T-15 Cornell

17 Lipscomb

18 Clemson

19 Charlotte

20 Akron

21 Missouri State

22 Dayton

23 UNC Greensboro

24 Tulsa

25 Duquesne

The Wildcats have wins over Belmont, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, James Madison, then-No. 10 Louisville, then-No. 21 Lipscomb, Seattle and the University of Illinois Chicago. Their two ties this season have come against then-No. 7 Marshall and then-No. 20 Tulsa.

Kentucky is scheduled to host No. 22 Dayton tonight at 7 PM in Lexington. They’ll then round out their schedule with a trip to West Virginia, home match vs. Coastal Carolina, trip to Indiana, home match vs. Old Dominion and a regular season finale at South Carolina.

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