1. Wake Forest (22-2-2).
The Demon Deacons won their first national title when they beat Ohio State, 2-1, in the Men's College Cup final.
This year: Marcus Tracy
, the Demon Deacons' star at the Men's College Cup, and All-ACC forward Cody Arnoux
give Wake coach Jay Vidovich
the best 1-2 punch of any attack in the country.
leads the midfield, while the
emergence of Ike Opara
should make up for the loss of Julian Valentin
, two of college soccer's best defensive specialists.
The player with the toughest job will be goalie Akira Fitzgerald
, who must
replace Brian Edwards
, who finished his Wake career with 44 shutouts.
heads another solid
freshman class that should give Wake the depth to return to the Men's College Cup.
First Three Weeks
8/29 VCU (Nike Carolina Classic)
8/31 Florida International (Nike Carolina Classic)
(Deacon Fall Classic)
9/7 South Carolina (Deacon Fall Classic)
9/13 Clemson Schedule