By JAY BELL
The picture in the Pac-12 should become more clear after this weekend. The No.1 ranked California in SBI’s College Soccer Top 25 has a chance to stake its claim to the top spot on Friday before being able to watch No. 2 Washington and No. 9 UCLA play two more games this weekend. Both teams face a conference opponent Friday and then meet in Los Angeles on Sunday.
A top tilt in the Big East pits No. 5 Georgetown against No. 21 Marquette in a game between the conference’s top two teams. Another ranked matchup in the Big Ten sees No. 15 Northwestern travel to No. 14 Penn State.
Tenth-ranked Maryland will look to bounce back this weekend at Syracuse after the team’s first ACC loss of the season last week to No. 8 Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons visit Duke on Friday. Conference leaders and third-ranked Notre Dame will play host to Virginia on Saturday.
Here is a closer look at NCAA College Soccer this weekend:
COLLEGE SOCCER WEEKEND SCHEDULE
3pm — Liberty vs. (6) Coastal Carolina
6:30pm — Boston College vs. Clemson
6:30pm — College of Charleston vs. (7) UAB
6:30pm — San Diego vs. (1) California
7pm — (8) Wake Forest vs. Duke
7pm — La Salle vs. VCU
9pm — Oregon St. vs. (9) UCLA
10pm — (17) UC-Santa Barbara vs. Cal Poly
10pm — (2) Washington vs. San Diego St.
1pm — Creighton vs. Seton Hall
2pm — Virginia vs. (3) Notre Dame
7pm — (10) Maryland vs. Syracuse
7pm — North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh
7pm — New Mexico vs. South Carolina
7pm — Northern Illinois vs. (4) Akron
7pm — UMBC vs. Binghamton
7pm — St. John’s vs. Butler
7pm — Hofstra vs. (22) William & Mary
7pm — Elon vs. Davidson
7pm — Cincinatti vs. (13) UConn
8pm — (12) Louisville vs. Memphis
8:05pm — (5) Georgetown vs. (21) Marquette
10pm — UC-Irvine vs. (20) Cal State Northridge
1pm — (15) Northwestern vs. (14) Penn St.
1pm — VCU vs. St. Joseph’s
3pm — (18) Michigan St. vs. (19) Wisconsin
4pm — (2) Washington vs. (9) UCLA