Coach Marc Hubbard's UNH Wildcats are ranked No. 9 in a preseason national poll.

The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team will start the season ranked No. 9 in the country — its highest preseason ranking in program history.

The Wildcats, under coach Marc Hubbard, ended last season at No. 9 after a 17-2-2 campaign during which they went unbeaten (7-0-1) in America East play. UNH advanced as far as the Round of 16 last season after peaking at No. 4 on Oct. 12.