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NCAA Aug 13, 2020

Best college soccer teams: Top 25 NCAA men’s programs over the past 5 years

Every year, the United Soccer Coaches Polls and Rating Percentage Index (RPI) provide the college soccer world with insights into who the best teams are during a given season.

But which programs have sustained their success most consistently in recent years?

Over the past 5 seasons, Stanford has led the way with a trifecta of College Cup titles (2015-2017) under head coach Jeremy Gunn. Maryland (2018) coached by Sasho Cirovski and Georgetown (2019) led by Brian Wiese are the most recent College Cup champions.

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Five other programs – Clemson (2015), Wake Forest (2016), Indiana (2017), Akron (2018) and Virginia (2019) – have each appeared in one College Cup Final since 2015.

Below, we take a look at the best 25 programs in NCAA men’s college soccer over the past 5 years, based on their average position in the end-of-season rankings from 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Rankings are based on a combination of United Soccer Coaches Polls and RPI.

[Click Here To View Rankings #26-50]

The Best 25

  1. Strikers LogoStanford 🏆🏆🏆

  2. Wake Forest 🥈

  3. Indiana 🥈

  4. Maryland 🏆

  5. Strikers LogoNotre Dame

  6. Georgetown 🏆

  7. Virginia 🥈

  8. UNC

  9. Syracuse

  10. Clemson 🥈

  11. Louisville

  12. Charlotte

  13. Washington

  14. Akron 🥈

  15. Strikers LogoSMU

  16. Creighton

  17. Strikers LogoKentucky

  18. Seattle

  19. Coastal Carolina

  20. Strikers LogoNew Hampshire

  21. UCLA

  22. Strikers LogoVirginia Tech

  23. University of Denver Soccer LogoDenver

  24. Boston College

  25. Providence

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