Three Top-20 Showdowns Highlight Friday's Schedule (9/17/10; w/ results)

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One of the season's most noteworthy showdowns – Texas A&M (#5 in the CS360
Composite National Rankings) at #3 Portland (7 PT) – highlights the Friday schedule in Division I women's soccer (Sept. 17, 2010). There are six other head-to-head matchups between CS360 top-50 teams, including #6 Florida at #15 Duke (8:45 ET), #17 Georgetown at #11 Santa Clara (7:30 PT) and #29 Ohio State at #20 Arizona State (5 PT).

Friday's schedule includes 31 games involving CS360 top-50 teams, with 38 of the top-50 teams in action (seven head-to-head games). The 12 idle teams include #41 Siena (off until next weekend) and #13 BYU, which will return to action on Saturday at Rice (7 CT).

There are eight top-50 teams that are idle on Friday but set to play on Sunday (9/19): #4 Boston College (at Rutgers; 12 ET) ... #7 Virginia (at West Virginia; 1 ET) ... #12 Florida State (vs. Arkansas; 1 ET) ... #22 Louisville (at Illinois; 2 ET) ... #25 South Carolina (at Wake Forest; 1 ET) ... #28 Minnesota (vs. Illinois State; 1 CT) ... #34 UNC Greensboro (vs. Old Dominion; 2 ET) ... 9 William & Mary (at East Carolina; 2 ET) ... and #49 Cincinnati (at Xavier; 1 ET). Finally, #24 Texas is off all weekend but will play host to BYU on Monday (9/20; 7 CT).

FRIDAY'S BIG GAMES/RESULTS
(both in CS360 composite top-50; 9/17/10)
at #3 Portland 1,  #5 Texas A&M 0
#6 Florida 1,  at #15 Duke 1
#10 UCLA 4,  #46 Denver 2  (at Colorado)
at #11 Santa Clara 1,  #17 Georgetown 0 
#20 Arizona State 1,  #29 Ohio State 0  (at Arizona)
at #23 Illinois 1,  #46 LSU 0
at #48 Villanova 2,  #50 Monmouth 1  (OT)

FRIDAY'S OTHER KEY GAMES/RESULTS
(CS360 composite top-50; 9/17/10)
#1 North Carolina 7,  Middle Tennessee 1  (at Duke)
#2 Stanford 6,  Utah 1  (at Santa Clara)
at #8 Maryland 2,  George Mason 1  (OT)
#9 Notre Dame 2,  at DePaul 0
at #14 Oklahoma State 6,  Mississippi State 0
at #16 California 1,  San Francisco 0
TCU 3,  at #18 Memphis 0
at #19 Oregon State 3,  Butler 0
at #21 USC 4,  Oklahoma 1
#26 Wake Forest 2,  at High Point 1
at Seton Hall 1,  #27 Rutgers 0
at #30 Auburn 2,  Samford 0
at #31 Georgia 3,  College of Charleston 1
Cal State Bakersfield 0,  at #32 San Diego 0
at Alabama 1,  #33 Texas Tech 0
#35 UC Irvine 2,  at Fresno State 0
at #36 Virginia Tech 3,  James Madison 2  (OT)
#37 Central Florida 1,  at Arizona 1
#38 Michigan State 2,  at Bowling Green 0
Providence 0,  at #40 Connecticut 0
#42 Hofstra 1,  at Columbia 0  (2 OT)
at #43 Washington 5,  Cleveland State 1
at #44 Dayton 4,  Loyola-Chicago 0
#45 Iowa 4,  at Iowa State 0

 editor@collegesoccer360.com