FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Following a historic 2013 season, the Razorbacks are ranked in the Top Drawer Soccer Postseason Top 25, wrapping up the season at No. 24.
“Recognition like this is a testament to the hard work and sacrifice that the team has made. They set out to create an identity for themselves and I couldn’t be more proud of them,” said Head Coach Colby Hale. “National recognition in the postseason polls wasn’t necessarily a goal, but it is an honor that I think is well deserved. We talk about laying the foundation for a championship program and this is an important brick.”
The ranking is earned after a 15-8-1 finish, including a debut run in the NCAA Tournament, reaching the final round of 16 before falling to Duke in penalty kicks. Arkansas is one of four Southeastern Conference schools ranked in the TDS Top 25, joining Florida, South Carolina and Texas A&M among the top in the nation. The Razorbacks received votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of American final top-25 rankings, landing in the top-30, and rank 38th in the RPI standings.
2013 Top Drawer Soccer Postseason Rankings 1. UCLA 2. Florida State 3. Virginia 4. Virginia Tech 5. North Carolina 6. Michigan 7. Portland 8. West Virginia 9. Florida 10. Nebraska 11. South Carolina 12. Texas A&M 13. Stanford 14. Santa Clara 15. Georgetown 16. Texas Tech 17. BYU 18. UCF 19. Penn State 20. Wake Forest 21. Marquette 22. Duke 23. Colorado College 24. Arkansas 25. Colorado For more information on Razorback Soccer, follow @RazorbackSoccer on Twitter.