With a 1-0 shutout victory over Texas in the regular season finale Sunday, the Red Raiders secured a program-best second place finish in the final Big 12 standings. Tech finished conference play unbeaten with a 6-0-2 record and with a school record 16 regular season victories. The Red Raiders enter the Big 12 Tournament with the No. 2 seed and will face TCU at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Kansas City.
Texas Tech set a school record with five Red Raiders selected to the postseason All-Big 12 Teams announced by the conference office Monday. Three Red Raiders were tabbed by the conference coaches as First Team selections while two were named to the Second Team. Meanwhile, two Red Raiders were named to the All-Big 12 Newcomer Team.
Texas Tech enters Friday's match ranked No. 11 in the NSCAA rankings released Tuesday marking the program's highest ranking in the weekly coaches poll. Tech moved up one spot from No. 12 last week after picking up a 1-0 shutout victory over Texas on Friday. The Red Raiders appear in the top-15 of each of the four major college soccer polls including a No. 7 ranking in the Top Drawer Soccer rankings.
Texas Tech went unbeaten in nine matches away from home this season. Tech went 4-0-2 in true road games and 3-0-0 in neutral site contests marking the first time the Red Raiders have gone unblemished through an entire season away from home. Tech is the only Big 12 program to boast an unbeaten record away from home this season.