Dores earn highest ranking since 1998

NASHVILLE — The Commodores jumped seven spots to No. 12 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll, marking the program’s highest ranking since the 1998 team reached No. 8 in the nation.

The SEC currently boasts five teams ranked in the top 25, tied for the most among conferences with the ACC.

Along with being ranked in the Coaches Poll, the Dores come in at No. 10 in the Top Drawer rankings. They also boast an RPI of 17, fourth among SEC teams.

The Commodores are coming off back-to-back ranked wins after defeating No. 25 Mississippi State at home and No. 9 Tennessee on the road last week. The Dores are riding the team’s longest winning streak after winning 13 in a row.

Vanderbilt is off to its best start in SEC history with a 6-0 record in conference play. The Commodores are currently in sole possession of first place in the SEC with 18 points.

Vanderbilt faces its third straight ranked matchup this Friday night when No. 9 South Carolina comes to Nashville for the team’s first white-out game this season. The first 500 fans receive a free white Anchor Down T-shirt.