The race for the Big Ten championship is just starting out, but early indications are that Indiana has every intention of regaining its place as the conference's premier program.
The No. 7 Hoosiers sent a big messsage on Friday by knocking off Penn State in their Big Ten opener, posting a 1-0 victory to stay unbeaten on the season.
North Carolina also delivered a big win in conference play, thrashing struggling Virginia, 3-0, on Friday night. Duke opened its ACC campaign as well, scoring a 4-1 thrashing of Wake Forest.
Here is a rundown of Friday's top college matches:
FRIDAY COLLEGE SCOREBOARD
Virginia 0, No. 3 North Carolina 3
No. 9 UCLA 2, Seattle University 1
No. 7 Indiana 1, No. 13 Penn State 0
Rhode Island 0, No. 8 Boston College 1
No. 19 New Mexico 2, Loyola Marymount 0
No. 24 Furman 3, Presbyterian 1
No. 25 Coastal Carolina 3, Gardner-Webb 1
Gosh how many time do you need to say “thrashing”?