NCAA men's tournament field set

NCAA men's tournament field set

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NCAA men's tournament field set

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The 48-team field for the 2008 NCAA men’s soccer tournament was set on Monday, with Marcus Tracy and the defending champions from Wake Forest earning the No. 1 overall seed.

No. 2 seed Maryland, No. 3 seed St. John’s and No. 4 seed Michigan State rounded out the list of top seed for a tournament that kicks off on Nov. 21 and concludes with the College Cup in Frisco, Texas on Dec. 14.

Here is a rundown of the first-round match-ups as well as the potential second-round pairings:

All first-round games will be played either November 21 or 22, while all second-round action will take place November 25. Listed below are the first-round sites and match-ups, as well as the site and opponent in the second round:

Williamsburg, Virginia
First round – Winthrop at William & Mary (Nov. 21-7 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at Wake Forest (Nov. 25-7 p.m.)

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
First round – Colgate at Boston College (Nov. 21-7 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at Dartmouth (Nov. 25-6 p.m.)

Durham, North Carolina
First round – UNC Greensboro at Duke (Nov. 22-1 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at Loyola (Md.) (Nov. 25-1 p.m.)

Amherst, Massachusetts
First round – Harvard at Massachusetts (Nov. 22-Noon)
Second round – Winner at South Fla. (Nov. 25-7:30 p.m.)

Oakland, Michigan
First round – Ohio St. at Oakland (Nov. 22-1 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at Akron (Nov. 25-7:30 p.m.)

Evanston, Illinois
First round – Loyola (Ill.) at Northwestern (Nov. 21-7 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at Notre Dame (Nov. 25-7 p.m.)

Louisville, Kentucky
First round – Jacksonville at Louisville (Nov. 21-7 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at North Carolina (Nov. 25-6 p.m.)

Chicago, Illinois
First round – Dayton at Ill.-Chicago (Nov. 21-7 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at Michigan St. (Nov. 25-1 p.m.)

Boston, Massachusetts
First round – Fairleigh Dickinson at Boston U. (Nov. 21-4 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at St. John’s (N.Y.) (Nov. 25-5 p.m.)

Los Angeles, California
First round – Cal Poly at UCLA (Nov. 21-7 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at UC Irvine (Nov. 25-7 p.m.)

Sacramento, California
First round – Denver at UC Davis (Nov. 22-1 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at Michigan (Nov. 25-2 p.m.)

Saint Louis, Missouri
First round – Drake at St. Louis (Nov. 21-7 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at Indiana (Nov. 25-7 p.m.)

Tulsa, Oklahoma
First round – UMKC at Tulsa (Nov. 21-7 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at Creighton (Nov. 25-7 p.m.)

Storrs, Connecticut
First round – Fairfield at Connecticut (Nov. 21-7 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at Virginia (Nov. 25-7 p.m.)

Berkeley, California
First round – San Francisco at California (Nov. 21-1:30 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at UC Santa Barb. (Nov. 25-7 p.m.)

Fairfax, Virginia
First round – Penn at George Mason (Nov. 21-7 p.m.)
Second round – Winner at Maryland (Nov. 25-7 p.m.)

Now that the field is set, who do you see winning it all? What potential second-round match-ups look the most appealing? What individual match-ups are you most looking forward to?

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