1996 Final Soccer America Top 20

Final 1996 regular season poll including games through Nov. 11. Conducted by the national weekly Soccer America and released in the Nov. 25th 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.

NCAA Recap
1Notre Dame20-1-04-1 (N. Carolina)
2North Carolina20-1-05-0
3Portland16-0-23-1 (Notre Dame)
4Connecticut20-2-02-1 (Santa Clara)
5Nebraska21-0-02-1 (Portland)
6Texas A&M19-3-00-1 (San Diego)
7Harvard15-1-00-1 (Massachusetts)
8Santa Clara15-3-23-1 (N. Carolina)
9Florida20-2-02-1 (N.Carolina)
10Virginia12-6-20-1 (Duke)
11Clemson15-6-10-1 (Wake Forest)
12William & Mary14-8-00-1 (N. Carolina)
13Maryland17-4-22-1 (Notre Dame)
14Wisconsin14-4-41-1 (Notre Dame)
15NC-Greensboro16-5-10-1 (James Madison)
16George Mason14-6-20-1 (Penn St.)
17Indiana11-10-00-1 (Notre Dame)
18Wake Forest13-7-01-1 (Florida)
19California13-3-2did not play
20Duke9-9-31-1 (Nebraska)

WomenNCAA Division I Tournament