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1997 Final Soccer America Top 20

Final 1997 regular season poll including games through Nov. 17. Conducted by the national weekly Soccer America and released in the Dec. 1st 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.17
Record
NCAA Recap
1Indiana 20-0-03-1 (UCLA)
2UCLA17-2-05-0
3SMU17-2-02-1 (St. Louis)
4Washington14-2-21-1 (UCLA)
5South Carolina15-2-11-1 (Clemson)
6Virginia15-3-34-1 (UCLA)
7Creighton15-4-11-1 (St. Louis)
8American15-3-42-1 (Virginia)
9Maryland15-5-11-1 (American)
10St. John's 17-3-21-1 (South Florida)
11Duke15-5-0did not play
12Saint Louis14-4-33-1 (Virginia)
13Rutgers14-6-10-1 (Maryland)
14VA Commonwealth15-3-40-1 (Georgetown)
15Stanford 13-4-20-1 (Washington)
16Clemson9-6-32-1 (UCLA)
17Gonzaga14-4-0did not play
18Southwest Missouri13-4-30-1 (St. Louis)
19Boston University14-5-20-1 (Dartmouth)
20Florida International14-5-10-1 (South Florida)

MenNCAA Division I Tournament