The Maryland men’s soccer team is ranked No. 1 in the NSCAA poll for the first time since 2012.

In Tuesday’s release, the Terps (5-0-2, 2-0-1 Big Ten) jumped three spots in the rankings after defeating Rutgers and Penn State this week.

Notre Dame and North Carolina, which were the respective top two teams last week, both lost a match this week. Meanwhile, Indiana, which was ranked No. 3, tied with Northwestern.

Maryland’s 53 points lead the Big Ten and rank third in the nation. Forward Gordon Wild has powered the offense with a conference-leading eight goals, which also ties for the third most in the country.

Coach Sasho Cirovski said before the season this group is one of the best teams he’s coached in his 23 years with the program. Maryland has its goals set on winning a third national championship in the past 11 years.

The Terps play No. 22 Michigan State on Friday night at Ludwig Field.