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1998 Final Soccer America Top 20

Final 1998 regular season poll including games through Nov. 15. Conducted by the national weekly Soccer America and released in the Nov. 30 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.16
Record
NCAA Recap
1Clemson20-1-0(2-1) Indiana
2Indiana18-2-0(5-0)
3Duke18-3-0(0-1) Jacksonville
4Washington16-3-0(0-1) UNC-Greensboro
5UCLA16-3-0(1-1) Creighton
6South Carolina15-4-0(1-1) Virginia
7Virginia14-3-3(2-1) Stanford
8St. John's14-4-3(2-1) Santa Clara
9Stanford14-4-2(4-1) Indiana
10Cal State Fullerton14-4-2(0-1) San Diego
11Creighton14-3-2(2-1) Maryland
12Connecticut17-3-0(0-1) Penn St.
13Akron17-2-1(0-1) Butler
14Brown12-2-2(0-1) St. John's
15Saint Louis14-4-1(0-1) Creighton
16SMU15-4-1(0-1) Santa Clara
17UNC Greensboro18-3-2(0-1) Santa Clara
18Maryland13-7-0(3-1) Stanford
19Georgetown15-6-0did not play
20Butler18-4-1(1-1) Indiana
Note: The fourth Final Four team was Santa Clara which finished the regular season 12-4-2 and unranked.

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