The Cougars moved up to No. 2 in the Midwest Region in the second NSCAA regional poll. SIUE also garnered 30 votes this week - up from 12 last week - in the national poll. SIUE sits in 30th in the NSCAA poll.
SIUE is ranked No. 43 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com poll. The poll is a running attempt to project the postseason college soccer tournament qualifiers, including every conference berth.
The Cougars, 3-1, are one of two Missouri Valley Conference teams among the TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 48. Creighton is listed at No. 5.
SIUE is coming off a 1-1 finish at the Ameritas Classic in Omaha, Neb. The Cougars defeated Rutgers, which is ranked No. 19 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com poll, by a 1-0 score Friday. SIUE dropped a 2-1 decision to Akron, which is ranked No. 4 in the poll.
The season continues for the Cougars Friday against DePaul. It will be the season opener at Korte Stadium. Game time is set for 6 p.m.