By MICAH McVICKER
Many teams in the latest SBI College Soccer Top 25 play one game this weekend, which could lead to more turbulence among the top 25. Top-ranked California will look to provide some stability at the top of the charts, as the Golden Bears host a couple of East Coast programs to begin a stretch of five consecutive home matches.
Elon entered the rankings Friday at No. 23 behind a 5-0-1 record. The Phoenix fly into Friday night’s 7:30 kickoff against the Tribe of William & Mary on the wings of a five-game win streak, including a 1-0 victory at home against then-No. 15 Wake Forest.
Michigan State, at No. 25, is idle this weekend. The Spartans travel to Omaha, Neb., for their next match, a 7pm kickoff against No. 4 Creighton.
The Maryland Terrapins, No. 1 in the SBI Preseason Top 40, visit Clemson on Saturday night for an ACC contest against the 16th-ranked Tigers.
6pm – (22) Wisconsin vs. IPFW (Chicago, Ill.)
7pm – East Tennessee State vs. (19) Furman
7:30pm - (1) California vs. Colgate
7:30 pm – (23) Elon vs. William & Mary
7:30 pm – Indiana vs. Brown
8pm - (5) Cal State Northridge vs. UNLV
8pm – (20) Tulsa vs. Valparaiso
8:30 pm – (14) Northwestern vs. St. Mary’s
9pm – Virginia Tech vs. (9) North Carolina
9:30 pm – (10) New Mexico vs. Drake
10pm - (2) Washington vs. Florida Gulf Coast
1pm – (8) Akron vs. Bowling Green
6pm - (7) VCU vs. (24) Coastal Carolina
7pm - Boston College vs. (3) Notre Dame
7pm – Pittsburgh vs. (13) Wake Forest
7pm – UConn vs. (15) St. Louis
7pm – (16) Clemson vs. Maryland
8pm – (4) Creighton vs. (12) St. John’s
8pm – (17) UAB vs. Mercer
12pm – (22) Wisconsin vs. Gonzaga (Chicago, Ill.)
1pm – (11) Georgetown vs. Princeton
1 pm – (21) Butler vs. Brown
2:30 pm – Western Michigan vs. (18) UW-Milwaukee
3pm - (14) Northwestern vs. Farleigh Dickinson
6pm - (2) Washington vs. Georgia State
6:30pm - (1) California vs. College of Charleston
10pm - (5) Cal State Northridge vs. (6) UCLA