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NCAA Aug 18, 2020

The Next 25: Best NCAA men’s soccer programs of the past 5 years (26-50)

Last week, we shared the Best 25 NCAA men’s soccer programs of the past 5 years, according to average final position in the United Soccer Coaches Polls and Rating Percentage Index (RPI).

This week, we take a look at the programs ranked 26-50 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.

In this group of “The Next 25”, quite a few programs have been on the rise over the past several seasons, and could be on their way to new heights in the years to come. Also featured in the 26-50 range are a handful of historic programs that may have missed the Top 25 due to one or more early upset losses in recent NCAA Tournaments.

See below for the full list of 26-50, or Click Here to view the teams ranked 1-25.

26. South Florida

27. Duke

28. Michigan

29. Florida International

Strikers Logo30. Michigan State

Strikers Logo31. Connecticut

Strikers Logo32. West Virginia

33. Oregon State

34. UMass Lowell

Strikers Logo35. Saint Mary’s

36. Florida Gulf Coast

Strikers Logo37. Butler

38. Central Florida

Strikers Logo39. UC Santa Barbara

Strikers Logo40. South Carolina

41. UC Davis

42. Dartmouth

Strikers Logo43. Penn State

44. NC State

Strikers Logo45. Albany

46. California

47. Portland

48. Western Michigan

Strikers Logo49. Vermont

Strikers Logo50. UNC Wilmington