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1997 Final Soccer America Top 20

Final 1997 regular season poll including games through Nov. 10. Conducted by the national weekly Soccer America and released in the Nov. 24th 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.10
Record
NCAA Recap
1North Carolina22-0-15-0
2Notre Dame20-0-13-1 (Connecticut)
3Santa Clara17-2-13-1 (North Carolina)
4Texas A&M18-2-00-1 (SMU)
5Connecticut19-3-04-1 (North Carolina)
6Nebraska17-3-01-1 (Notre Dame)
7Florida 19-2-11-1 (North Carolina)
8Portland14-4-00-1 (UCLA)
9William & Mary18-4-02-1 (Connecticut)
10Clemson13-6-02-1 (Santa Clara)
11Hartford18-1-11-1 (Connecticut)
12Virginia13-4-21-1 (William & Mary)
13Maryland12-8-20-1 (George Mason)
14Duke14-5-10-1 (UNC Greensboro)
15SMU16-4-11-1 (UCLA)
16UCLA17-2-02-1 (Notre Dame)
17Minnesota17-2-21-1 (Santa Clara)
18Michigan18-3-10-1 (Nebraska)
19Harvard11-3-22-1 (North Carolina)
20Georgia15-5-10-1 (Clemson)

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