The ESPN RISE FAB 50 preseason poll lists Neuqua Valley's varsity boys soccer team seventh overall in its preseason rankings.
Here's the listed reason why:
Bret Hruby, a forward, was an all-state performer last year and returns to lead a team with high expectations in 2008.
Hruby graduated and is now playing for the University of Illinois-Chicago, but it was a nice shout-out nonetheless.
Having watched only one team from outside of Illinois -- namely Middleton of Wisconsin on Saturday -- I can't say one way or the other whether Neuqua (2-0) deserves the national nod or not.
Good thing the rankings will be updated every Tuesday.
If Neuqua survives the Best of the West Tournament next week, which The Sun plans on covering each day, the Wildcats should maintain their high standing despite the gaffe.