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Who's the best in the West?
by Paul Kennedy, October 3rd, 2007 8AM
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Cal State Northridge's 3-0 victory over UCLA on Saturday summed up the state of affairs this fall in the Far West men's soccer.

Northridge's convincing victory kept the Big West unbeaten in meetings with Pac-10 schools. Indeed, the Big West's overall record in non-conference games is the best of the four Far West Division I men's conferences.

As teams from all four conferences move into conference play this week, Big West teams Cal Poly and UC Davis, in its first year as a full-time member, have the best records of Far West teams in non-conference play. All seven Big West teams are above .500, including defending national champion UC Santa Barbara.

The Big West (.673 winning percentage in non-conference play) leads the Pac-10 (.560), WCC (.532) and MPSF (.479).

Only five of the 26 Far West D1 men's teams have losing records in non-conference play. The WCC's Loyola Marymount is 2-4-1, but its two wins have come against Top 25 teams New Mexico and Harvard.

Each of the four conferences has one team in this week's Soccer America Top 25: #7 Santa Clara (WCC), #12 UC Santa Barbara (Big West), #18 UCLA (Pac-10) and #22 New Mexico (MPSF).

Only one Far West D1 men's team is not affiliated this season with a conference: first-year D1 program Cal State Bakersfield.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:
Big West vs. Pac-10:
Big West leads 3-0-2
Big West vs. WCC:Big West leads 2-0-1
Big West vs. MPSF: Tied 4-4-1
Pac-10 vs. WCC: Big West leads 4-3-2
Pac-10 vs. MPSF:Tied 1-1-0
WCC vs. MPSF:WCC leads 7-1-0

BIG WEST (29-12-8, .673)
Cal Poly 5-1-0
UC Davis 5-1-1
UC Irvine 5-1-2
Cal State Northridge 4-2-1
Cal State Fullerton 4-3-0
UC Santa Barbara 3-2-2
UC Riverside 3-2-2

PAC-10 (24-18-8, .560)
California5-2-1
San Diego State 4-2-2
Washington 5-3-1
Stanford 3-2-3
UCLA 4-4-1
Oregon State 3-5-0

WCC (23-20-4, .532)
Gonzaga 5-2-0
Santa Clara 5-1-2
St. Mary's 4-2-0
San Francisco 4-3-0
Portland 3-3-1
San Diego 3-5-0
Loyola Marymount 2-4-1

MPSF (21-23-4, .479)
New Mexico 5-3-0
Denver 4-3-0
San Jose State 5-4-0
UNLV 4-3-2
Air Force 2-5-2
Sacramento State 1-4-0

(Records through Tuesday's games.)



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