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SBI College Soccer Top 25 (Sept. 5 Edition)

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By IVES GALARCEP

There was a bit of a shakeup at the top of the SBI College Soccer Top 25, but not at the very top.

The UCLA Bruins opened the new season in impressive fashion, with a pair of road wins against traditional powers on the other side of the country. The Bruins beat Wake Forest and North Carolina by a combined 4-1 scoreline, with four different players scoring goals.

A pair of familiar schools jumped up into the Top 25 after strong opening weekends. Indiana beat Marquette and pushed Georgetown in a 1-1 tie. Todd Yeagley’s side looks ready to ride a tough defense back into the national picture after a disappointing 2013 season.

Creighton opened the season with a pair of wins, including an impressive 2-0 victory against Stanford that helped catapult the Blue Jays into the rankings, while dropping the Cardinals toward the bottom of the Top 25.

Here is the SBI College Soccer Top 25 for Sept. 5th (records through Thursday):

SBI COLLEGE SOCCER TOP 25

1. UCLA (2-0)

2. WASHINGTON (2-0)

3. NOTRE DAME (1-0-1)

4. GEORGETOWN (0-0-2)

5. NORTH CAROLINA (1-1)

6. MARYLAND (1-1)

7. UCONN (1-1)

8. MICHIGAN STATE (2-0)

9. LOUISVILLE (1-0)

10. VIRGINIA (1-0)

11. NEW MEXICO (1-0)

12. COASTAL CAROLINA (1-1)

13. CALIFORNIA (1-1)

14. PENN STATE (2-0)

15. UMBC (2-0)

16. UC IRVINE (1-0)

17. GEORGE MASON (2-0)

18. INDIANA (1-0-1)

19. CREIGHTON (2-0)

20. DENVER (2-0)

21. STANFORD (1-1)

22. EAST TENNESSEE STATE (2-0)

23. NORTHWESTERN (2-0)

24. SEATTLE (2-1)

25. SAINT LOUIS (2-0)

HONORABLE MENTION

UAB (2-0), Syracuse (3-0), Charlotte (1-0), Michigan (1-1), UCSB (1-1), VCU (1-1), Furman (1-1), Air Force (1-0-1), Marquette (0-2), Akron (0-2)

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What do you think of this week’s rankings? Who do you think is ranked too highly? Who do you think isn’t getting the credit they deserve?

Share your thoughts below.

3 comments
    • Dough Boy

      Ricky Lopez-Espin has the makings to be a great player. He is a stud. I love the attacking combo of him and Fabian Herbers.

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  • r

    University of Delaware willopen eys this year. Been building for a while now….knocked Vrginia out of NCAA tournament 2 years ago and won a playoff game last year too.

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