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Herd men’s soccer breaks Top 25 rankings, first time since 2001

It has been 18 years since the Marshall University men’s soccer team has been nationally ranked in the NCAA and United Soccer Coaches Poll. The poll, released Tuesday afternoon, placed the Herd at No. 21 with an overall record of 8-1-2 (3-0-1 Conference USA). This rank marks the highest in program history.

The last time the Herd was voted into the Top 25 was Oct. 4, 2001. At that time, Marshall was ranked No. 23.

Following its last match against previous No. 5 Charlotte, Marshall ended up tying 0-0 against the 49ers and taking a point. The 49ers dropped to No.