KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the seventh edition of the United Soccer Coaches national poll, released on Tuesday (Oct. 22), FHSU men's soccer dropped to No. 23.

The Tigers were ranked No. 18 last week following victories over Oklahoma Baptist and Southern Nazarene. However, their latest loss to Northeastern State has seen Fort Hays State drop five spots. In their previous week of games, FHSU also defeated Rogers State, who received votes but did not enter into the Top-25 this week, for the second time in 2019.

Fort Hays State will play in a pair of pivotal home games this week against Harding University and Ouachita Baptist.

The match against Harding will occur on Thursday (Oct. 24). The Bisons hold second place in the Great American Conference. A black and gold defeat in this matchup would mean relinquishing first place in conference play as both teams would have accumulated 22 points on the season. FHSU has already beaten Harding in the current campaign, 8-1, after drawing against Ouachita Baptist. The two Tigers squads are slated to face off on Saturday (Oct. 26) for an 11 a.m. kickoff.