Handful of Top-50 Matchups Set for Friday (10/15/10; 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).

Here's a quick rundown of key games in Division I women's soccer for Friday, Oct. 15. These games include any team currently listed in the top-50 of the CS360 Composite National Rankings.

There are 30 games on Friday involving 35 CS360 top-50 teams, highlighted by five head-to-head showdowns – most notably  #29 Washington at #31 California (1:30 PT), #34 Georgia at #13 South Carolina (7 ET) and #33 Wisconsin at #15 Ohio State (7:30 ET). In each of the five top-50 showdowns, at least one of the teams is ranked in the high 20s or lower (in other words, there are no top-25 matchups on Friday's slate).

There are 15 top-50 teams idle on Friday, including six from the top-10 (#2 UNC, #5 Boston College, #6 Oklahoma St., #7 Maryland, #8 Florida St. and #10 Virginia), along with #12 BYU, #18 Illinois, #25 Virginia Tech, #27 Wake Forest, #35 Duke, #40 New Mexico, #41 Nebraska,  #48 Michigan State and #49 Boston Univ. Most of those teams played over the past couple days and will return to action on Sunday – with the exception of three who will play tomorrow (Sat., 10/16): BYU vs. New Mexico (5 MT) and Illinois vs. Iowa (7 CT).

FRIDAY'S BIG GAMES/RESULTS  (both cs360 top-50;  10/15/10)

#34 Georgia 1, at #13 S.Carolina 0

at #15 OhioSt 1,  #33 Wisconsin 0
at #36 Oregon State 1,  #21 USC 0 
at #31 Cal 3,  #29 Washington 2
at #3 Portland 2,  #46 LMU 0


OTHER KEY FRIDAY GAMES/RESULTS  (cs360 top-50;  10/15/10)
at #1 Stanford 5,  Washington o
#43 Auburn 1,  at Vanderbilt 1
#4 Notre Dame 1,  at UConn 1
#9 Texas A&M 1,  at Iowa State 0  (OT)
at #11 Florida 4,  Tennessee 2
#14 UCLA 3,  at Oregon 1
#16 Santa Clara 2,  at St.Mary's 0
at Penn State 2,  #17 Minnesota  1
at #19 Marquette 4,  Cincinnati 0
at #20 UC Irvine 1,  Cal State Northridge 0  (2 OT) 
at Colorado College 1,  #22 Central Florida 0
#23 Hofstra 3,  at William & Mary 2
#24 North Carolina Greensboro 3,  at Wofford 0
at #26 Arizona State 2,  Arizona 1
at #28 Denver 3,  Florida Atlantic 0 
#30 Georgetown 1,  at Pittsburgh 0
#32 Dayton 3,   at Temple 0
at #37 West Virginia 4,  Villanova 3  (OT)
#38 Texas 1,  at Missouri 0
at Canisius 3,  #39 Siena 2  (2 OT)
#43 Auburn 1,  at Vanderbilt 1
#42 San Diego 4,  at San Francisco 1
at #44 Texas Tech 2,  Kansas 0
#45 Memphis 1,  at Tulsa 1
at Gonzaga 1,  #47 Pepperdine 0 ot
at Syracuse 1,  #50 Rutgers 0


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Earlier in the Week ... 

THURSDAY'S BIG GAMES (both cs360 top-50;  10/14/10)
at #2 North Carolina 1,  #8 Florida State 0
at #10 Virginia 2,  #35 Duke 0
#27 Wake Forest 3, at #25 Virginia Tech 3

OTHER KEY THURSDAY GAMES (cs360 top-50;  10/14/10)
at #6 Oklahoma State 3,  Colorado 2
at #7 Maryland 4,  Clemson 0
#12 BYU 1,  at TCU 0
at #40 New Mexico 3,  Utah 0
#41 Nebraska 0,  at Oklahoma 0
at #48 Michigan State 2,  Oakland 0

WEDNESDAY'S TOP GAME  (cs360 top-50;  10/13/10)
#49 Boston University 1,  at Dartmouth 0

 editor@collegesoccer360.com