Yale Ranked 13th In Final NSCAA National Poll

Dec. 7, 2005

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale, which won a school-record 15 games and reached the third round of the NCAA College Cup for the first time, was ranked 13th in the final NSCAA/adidas national poll, released on Dec. 6.

The Bulldogs captured their first Ivy League title since 1992 with a 5-1-1 league mark and finished 15-4-1 overall. In addition, Yale, which went 9-0 in the friendly confines of the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium, hosted the first and second rounds of the NCAA College Cup.

The highlight of the season came in the second round when Laurel Karnes deflected in a Crysti Howser cross with one second left in the second half to lift the Bulldogs to a 2-1 victory over ACC power Duke.

2005 NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division I National Poll
Final Rankings


1. University of Portland (23-0-2)
2. Penn State University (23-0-2)
3. UCLA (22-2-2)
4. Florida State University (20-4-1)
5. University of North Carolina (23-1-1)
6. University of Notre Dame (22-3-0)
7. Santa Clara University (17-5-2)
8. University of Virginia (18-6-1)
9. University of California (16-4-2)
10. Boston College (13-6-2)
11. Texas A&M University (18-4-2)
12. Cal State Fullerton (19-4-0)
13. Yale University (15-4-1)
14. Marquette University (19-4-1)
15. University of Tennessee (15-6-2)
16. Duke University (14-6-1)
17. University of Arizona (11-8-3)
18. Pepperdine University (15-4-3)
19. West Virginia University (12-6-3)
20. University of Illinois (12-7-3)
21. University of Nebraska (14-8-1)
21. University of Colorado (12-8-4)
23. University of Southern California (13-6-2)
24. University of Florida (13-6-1)
25. University of Connecticut (15-5-2)

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity