Welcome to the "Biggest Day of the Year" (D-I women's soccer; 10/24/10; w/results)

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


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The biggest day in the 2010 Division I women's soccer season – both in quantity and quality of high-level matchups – has arrived, as Sunday, Nov. 23, will bring us 34 games involving 45 of the top-50 teams in the CS360 Composite National Rankings. Those 34 games feature a high number (11) of head-to-head matchups between top-50 teams, with the #2 through #10 teams all facing stiff challenges – led by a pair of top-10 showdowns: #2 North Carolina at home vs. #8 Maryland (1 ET) ... and #5 Oklahoma State at #9 Texas A&M (1:30 CT).

Other top-10 teams that will be facing CS360 top-50 squads on Sunday include: #3 Portland at #13 Santa Clara (12 PT) ... #4 Notre Dame at #36 Georgetown (1 ET) ... #6 Virginia at #46 Miami ... #7 Boston College at #33 Wake Forest ... and #10 Florida State at home vs. #42 Virginia Tech.

The five teams not in action on Sunday include: #17 BYU, #20 UCLA, #27 USC, #43 Nebraska and #48 Columbia.

SUNDAY'S BIG GAMES  (both teams cs360 top-50;  10/24/10)
#8 Maryland 2,  at #2 North Carolina 1
#3 Portland 1,  at #13 Santa Clara 0
at #36 Georgetown 1at #9 Texas A&M 1,  #5 Oklahoma State 0
#6 Virginia 4,  at #46 Miami 1
#7 Boston College 2,  at #33 Wake Forest 1  (OT)
at #10 Florida State 2,  #42 Virginia Tech 0
#15 Oregon State 1,  at #35 Washington 0
#49 Penn State 2,  at #18 Illinois 0
#31 California 1,  at #28 Arizona State 1
#41 Michigan State 1,  at #30 Minnesota 1

OTHER KEY SUNDAY GAMES  (cs360 top-50;  10/24/10)
#1 Stanford 3,  at Arizona 0
at #11 Florida 3,  Arkansas 1
#12 Ohio State 2,  at Purdue 1
at #14 Marquette 2,  St. John's 0
#16 UC Irvine 1,  at UC Riverside 0
at #19 South Carolina 1,  LSU 0
at #21 Hofstra 2,  North Carolina-Wilmington 0
#22 New Mexico 1,  at Wyoming 1
at #23 West Virginia 2,  Providence 1
#24 North Carolina Greensboro 1, at Appalachian State 0
at St. Bonaventure 2,  #25 Dayton 1
Auburn 2,  at #26 Georgia 1
at #29 Denver 3,  Arkansas-Little Rock 2  (OT)
at #32 Central Florida 3,  SMU 0
Oklahoma 2,  at #34 Texas 1  (2 OT)
Gonzaga 1,  at #37 San Diego 0
at #38 Duke 2,  North Carolina State 0
at #39 Wisconsin 1,  Michigan 0  (2 OT)
Missouri 5,  at #44 Texas Tech 2
at #45 Boston University 2,  Maine 0
at #47 Long Beach State 2,  Cal State Northridge 1
at Pittsburgh 1,  #50 Connecticut 0

 editor@collegesoccer360.com