Men's season kicks off Wednesday

[OPENING WEEK] The 2010 men's college season kicks off Wednesday with six Top 25 teams in action. Seven games involving teams ranked in the Soccer America Preseason Top 25 are on tap for the Labor Day weekend. The highlight is a rare meeting between No. 1 and No. 2 teams when top-ranked Akron travels to North Carolina. For the complete Top 25 schedule ...

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TOP 25 SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, Sept. 1

Cal State Bakersfield vs. #5 UC Santa Barbara
#9 Boston College vs. Hartford
#10 Connecticut vs. St. Francis (N.Y.)
Vermont vs. #13 Stanford
#19 South Florida vs. Fla. Gulf Coast
New Mexico vs. #25 Saint Louis

Friday, Sept. 3
#2 North Carolina vs. #1 Akron
(Carolina Nike Classic)
#3 Virginia vs. UAB
(UVA Tournament)
#4 Maryland vs. #23 Michigan State
#7 Wake Forest vs. Seton Hall
(in Greensboro, N.C.)
#8 Duke vs. #20 Louisville
(Duke Adidas Classic)
#11 UCLA vs. #18 Notre Dame
(adidas/IU Credit Union Classic)
West Virginia vs. #12 Monmouth
(Save Face WVU Classic)
#14 Ohio State vs. College of Charleston
(Bert & Iris Wolstein Classic)
#15 St. John's vs. Virginia Tech
(UVA Tournament)
San Francisco vs. #16 Northwestern
#17 Penn State vs. College of Charleston
(Bert & Iris Wolstein Classic)
#21 Indiana vs. California
(adidas/IU Credit Union Classic)
#22 Portland vs. Northern Illinois
(Nike Portland Invitational)
#24 UNC Wilmington vs. Binghamton
(Save Face WVU Classic)

Saturday, Sept. 4
New Mexico vs. #5 UC Santa Barbara
#6 Tulsa vs. Seattle
(SMU Classic)
Quinnipiac vs. #9 Boston College
#10 Connecticut vs. Yale
Harvard vs. #13 Stanford
#25 Saint Louis vs. #19 South Florida

Sunday, Sept. 5
#7 Wake Forest vs. #1 Akron
#2 North Carolina vs. Seton Hall
(Carolina Nike Classic)
#3 Virginia vs. #15  St. John's
Charlottesville, Va. (UVA Tournament)
#4 Maryland vs. Northeastern
#21 Indiana vs. #11 UCLA
(adidas/IU Credit Union Classic)
#12 Monmouth vs. Binghamton
(Save Face WVU Classic)
#14 Ohio State vs. Buffalo
(Bert & Iris Wolstein Classic)
St. Mary's vs. #16 Northwestern
#17 Penn State vs. Buffalo
(Bert & Iris Wolstein Classic)
#18 Notre Dame vs. California
#20 Louisville vs. N.C. State
(Duke Adidas Classic)
#22 Portland vs. Evansville
(Nike Portland Invitational)
Georgetown vs. #23 Michigan State
West Virginia vs. #24 UNC Wilmington
(Save Face WVU Classic)

Monday, Sept. 6
#6 Tulsa vs. Lipscomb
(SMU Classic)

Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 25
RANK/TEAM (2009 RECORD)
1. Akron (23-1-1)
2. North Carolina (16-2-4)
3. Virginia (19-3-3)
4. Maryland (15-6-2)
5. UC Santa Barbara (17-5-2)
6. Tulsa (15-5-2)
7. Wake Forest (17-4-3)
8. Duke (14-7-0)
9. Boston College (14-9-0)
10. Connecticut (11-4-4)
11. UCLA (12-4-4)
12. Monmouth (18-2-2)
13. Stanford (12-6-2)
14. Ohio State (12-5-4)
15. St. John's (9-3-9)
16. Northwestern (11-5-4)
17. Penn State (12-8-2)
18. Notre Dame (11-8-4)
19. South Florida (14-4-3)
20. Louisville (13-3-4)
21. Indiana (12-10-1)
22. Portland (12-6-5)
23. Michigan State (11-8-2)
24. UNC Wilmington (14-3-5)
25. Saint Louis (15-7-0)

Note: The Soccer America Men's Top 25 will appear in the College Reporter each Tuesday during the regular season.

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