Handful of "big games" on relatively tame Friday (Oct. 1; w/ results)

Note: CollegeSoccer360 will be tracking Friday's action throughout the day, via this blog page, the adjacent sidebar scoreboard and via Twitter feed (cs360updates).

Compared to the past few Friday slates, the Division I games scheduled for Oct. 1 are relatively tame in terms of big games on a national scale. All told, there are 29 games on Friday's docket involving teams in the top-50 of the CS360 Composite National Rankings (33 teams in action; 17 idle), and the four head-to-head matchups between CS360 top-50 squads each feature at least one team ranked in the high-30s or 40s: #36 Milwaukee at #32 Texas (7 CT) ... #38 Colorado at #37 Texas Tech (6 CT) ... #19 Central Florida at #42 Memphis ... and #14 USC at #50 San Diego (a rare/odd regular-season rematch??; USD won at USC, 1-0, back on Aug. 20).

Two CS360 top-50 teams will return to action on Saturday (Oct. 2): #15 BYU (at Wyoming; 1 MT) and #20 California (at St. Mary's; 4 PT). Plenty of other CS360 top-50 teams that are idle on Friday will return to the pitch for Sunday games (Oct. 3), including three head-to-head battles: #1 Boston College at #9 Virginia (2 ET) ... #16 Santa Clara at #2 Stanford (1 PT) ... and #22 Duke at #10 Florida State (1 ET). There are six other Sunday games for top-50 squads that are idle on Friday: #11 Maryland at Virginia Tech (5 ET) ... Penn State at #23 Ohio State (3 ET) ... Delaware at  #24 Hofstra (1 ET) ... #41 Washington at #5 Portland ... Stony Brook at #43 Boston University (1 ET) ... and #49 Iowa at Wisconsin (1 CT). Three other CS360 top-50 squads – #13 Minnesota, #25 Wake Forest and #27 Arizona State – are idle all weekend.


FRIDAY'S BIG GAMES/RESULTS
(both in CS360 composite top-50; 10/1/10)

at #50 San Diego 1,  #14 USC 0  

#19 Central Florida 1,  at #42 Memphis 1

at #32 Texas 4,  #36 Milwaukee 3  (OT)
at #37 Texas Tech 1,  #38 Colorado 0

FRIDAY'S OTHER KEY GAMES/RESULTS
(cs360 composite top-50; 10/1/10)
#3 North Carolina 3,  at North Carolina State 0
at #4 Notre Dame 3,  Syracuse 0
at #5 Portland 4,  Oregon 1
at #6 Florida 7,  Mississippi State 1
Pepperdine 1,  at #7 UCLA 0
#8 Oklahoma St. 3,  at Missouri 1
#12 Texas A&M 1,  at Kansas 0

at #17 South Carolina 3,  Mississippi 0
at #18 Illinois 4,  Purdue 1
at #21 UC Irvine 1,  University of the Pacific 0  (2 OT) 

Pittsburgh 2,  at #26 Louisville 0
at #28 North Carolina Greensboro 5,  Georgia Southern 1
at #29 Denver 2,  Louisiana-Lafayette 1
at #30 Georgetown 3,  South Florida 1
Kentucky 1,  at #31 Georgia 1
at Baylor 2,  #33 Nebraska 1
#34 Oregon State 3,  at Weber State 2
#35 Marquette 3,  at Villlanova 0
#39 Siena 2,  at Manhattan 1
at #40 Dayton 4,  Fordham 0
#44 Auburn 3,  at Arkansas 2
at #45 LMU 1,  Cal State Fullerton 0  (OT)
at Rice 1,  #46 UTEP 0
#47 Toledo 2,  at Ohio University 0
#48 Alabama 0,  at LSU 0

 editor@collegesoccer360.com