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1996 Final Soccer America Top 20

Final 1996 regular season poll including games through Nov. 18. Conducted by the national weekly Soccer America and released in the Dec. 2nd issue. Listing includes records through conference playoffs as well as NCAA tournament record and team lost to. Teams in bold type went on to reach NCAA Final Four. All tournament games decided by penalty kicks are considered ties.

  Nov.18
Record
NCAA Recap
1UCLA16-3-00-1 (CS-Fullerton)
2Washington14-2-11-1 (Fresno St.)
3Virginia16-2-30-1 (George Mason)
4Indiana13-2-32-1 (Florida Int'l)
5William & Mary18-2-12-1 (St. John's)
6SMU14-4-10-1 (Creighton)
7UNC-Greensboro21-1-00-1 (Notre Dame)
8St. John's17-2-25-0
9Florida Int'l13-4-24-1 (St. John's)
10Bowling Green17-3-11-1 (Indiana)
11South Florida17-3-00-1 (Florida Int'l)
12Maryland13-5-31-1 (William & Mary)
13Fresno St.15-4-12-1 (Creighton)
14Harvard15-1-01-1 (Hartford)
15George Mason13-5-31-1 (St. John's)
16Furman16-4-1did not play
17Notre Dame13-6-21-1 (UNC-Charlotte)
18Air Force14-3-3did not play
19Evansville18-4-00-1 (Indiana)
20Connecticut15-3-3did not play

MenNCAA Division I Tournament