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Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 25
August 22nd, 2011 5:17AM

TAGS:  college men


[RANKINGS] Louisville, last year's Men's College Cup runner-up, is No. 1 in the Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 25 rankings, as selected by its editors.

UCLA, which returns all 11 starters, and North Carolina under promoted head coach Carlos Somoano are ranked 2-3.

Defending champion Akron, which lost seven players to MLS clubs but welcomes a huge recruiting class, begins the season at No. 4.

Six ACC teams are ranked in the Top 25 -- five among the top 13 teams. Louisville and No. 5 Connecticut are among five Big East teams in the Top 25.

Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 25
1. Louisville (20-1-3)
2. UCLA (16-5-1)
3. North Carolina (16-4-4)
4. Akron (22-1-2)
5. Connecticut (12-2-6)
6. Creighton (13-5-2)
7. SMU (16-2-2)
8. Maryland (19-3-1)
9. Notre Dame (10-6-4)
10. UC Santa Barbara (14-5-3)
11. Virginia (11-6-3)
12. Duke (10-6-4)
13. Wake Forest (8-9-2)
14. Brown (12-4-4)
15. Ohio State (11-6-3)
16. USF (9-6-4)
17. West Virginia (11-8-2)
18. Indiana (10-8-2)
19. UCF (12-5-3)
20. California (14-2-4)
21. Monmouth (14-2-4)
22. FGCU (13-3-2)
23. Boston College (10-5-5)
24. Loyola Marymount (12-6-2)
25. Old Dominion (10-7-2)

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