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A quick look at teams on top of the leagues across the land after week 10.

By J.R. Eskilson

With only two weeks until the start of conference tournaments, time to take a look at some of the teams leading their leagues in the late days of the season:

ACC: Wake Forest (4-1-1)/ Maryland (4-2-1)

Big East: Blue: Connecticut (7-1-1)/ Red: Louisville (6-2-1) Big Ten: Wisconsin (3-2-1)

Big West: UCSB (5-1-0)/ Cal Poly (5-2-0)

Conference USA: UAB/Tulsa (4-1-1)

Horizon League: Green Bay (4-2-0)

Ivy League: Brown (3-1-0)/ Dartmouth (3-1-0)

Missouri Valley: Missouri State (5-1-1)

Mountain Pacific: Sacramento State/ San Jose State (3-0-0)

Pac-10: UCLA (4-1-2)

West Coast Conference: San Diego (6-1-0)’s Top 25

Rankings thru Oct. 26

1.) Akron 15-0-0 (Next up:Penn State, Oct. 28) Previous Rank:1   
2.) Wake Forest 11-2-2 (Next up: Davidson, Oct. 27) PR:4 
3.) North Carolina 10-2-2 (Next up: Stetson, Oct. 28) PR:3 
4.) UCLA 9-2-2 (Next up: Creighton, Oct. 31) PR: 2  
5.) Maryland 10-4-1 (Next up: Virginia, Oct. 31) PR: 5
6.) UCSB 12-3-1 (Next up: UC Davis, Oct. 28) PR: 6  
7.)  South Florida 11-2-2 (Next up:DePaul, Oct. 28) PR: 7
8.) Connecticut 10-2-3 (Next up: Marquette, Oct. 28) PR: 8
9.) Harvard 10-3-1 (Next up: Dartmouth, Oct. 31) PR: 9
10.) Northwestern 9-2-4 (Next up: Michigan, Nov. 1) PR: 14   
11.)  Charlotte 9-1-4 (Next up: Dayton, Oct. 30) PR: 11
12.) Virginia 10-3-1 (Next up:Maryland, Oct. 31) PR:12 
13.) Louisville 11-2-2 (Next up: Cincinnati, Oct. 28) PR: 13
14.) Butler 10-1-1 (Next up: Detroit, Oct. 27) PR: 15
15.) Monmouth 12-1-1 (Next up: Central Connecticut State, Oct. 30) PR: 10
16.) Stanford 9-4-1 (Next up: Oregon State, Oct. 30) PR: 17
17.) Dartmouth 8-4-1 (Next up: Harvard, Oct. 31) PR: 16  
18.) North Carolina State 10-3-1 (Next up: Centenary, Oct. 27) PR: 19
19.) Duke 10-4-0 (Next up: Presbyterian, Oct. 27) PR: 21  
20.) San Diego 10-4-0 (Next up: San Francisco, Oct. 30) PR: 22
21.) Brown 8-1-5 (Next up: Penn, Nov. 1) PR: 23   
22.) William and Mary 10-4-1 (Next up: Georgia State, Oct. 28) PR: 24
23.) Tulsa 9-4-2 (Next up: Memphis, Nov. 1) PR: 25
24.) UC Irvine 11-4-0 (Next up: CSU-Fullerton, Oct. 28) PR: Unranked
25.) San Diego State 6-4-4 (Next up: Michigan State, Nov. 1) PR: UN  

Team of the week:
GK: Sean Kelley, George Mason: 12 saves vs George Southern, 3-1 win
DEF: Nick Cardenas, San Diego State: Goal vs Stanford, shut out vs Cal
DEF: Phil Edginton, Louisville: Two shut outs vs Indiana and Rutgers DEF: Javed Mohammed, South Florida: Game winning assist vs Dartmouth
MID: Darlington Nagbe, Akron: Three goals, one assist vs Michigan
MID: Kyle Nakazawa, UCLA: Game winning goal vs California
MID: Juan Nino, Liberty: Three assists vs Southern Virginia
FWD: Carlos Aguilar, UC Irvine: Assist against UC Davis, Goal against Cal Poly
FWD: Matt Eliason, Northwestern: Game winning goal vs Indiana
FWD: Andrew Bulls, UMBC: Three assists vs Albany (NY)
FWD: Jamie Darvill, Loyola (MD): Three assists vs Siena 

Television Game of the Week: Bucknell vs Lafayette, Friday, Oct. 30, 8:00 PM (ET)

Bucknell is currently second in the Patriot league, while Lafayette is sitting in third place. They are both chasing American University for the top spot. Lafayette has the sixth best shutout percentage in Division 1, while Bucknell has the 47th best offense in NCAA Division 1. A classic battle of a good offense against a defense that rarely concedes goals. It will likely be a hotly contested affair that will be worth the watch. 

J.R. Eskilson writes a weekly NCAA column on Tuesday for Follow the College Soccer Professor at

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