The Fordham University men’s team was ranked 23rd in NCAA Division I preseason poll, the United Soccer Coaches announced Wednesday.
The Rams were one of four Atlantic 10 teams to receive votes for the preseason poll, as Saint Louis University, the University of Massachusetts and Dayton University were not ranked but received votes.
The Bronx college is the defending Atlantic 10 champion after capturing its fourth Atlantic 10 Championship this spring. After an unbeaten regular season, Fordham defeated Saint Louis and George Washington University in the Atlantic 10 Championship to win the title.
Fordham opens defense of its crown against Providence College Aug. 26.