By MICAH McVICKER
The teams with the highest combined rankings kick off in our nation’s capital at 1pm on Saturday as the SBI No. 4 Creighton Bluejays take on Big East foe No. 6 Georgetown Hoyas in the weekend’s marquee match-up.
The Hoyas have hit their stride in recent weeks, winning four straight matches to climb back into the SBI Top 10. The Bluejays are coming off a disappointing draw vs. Michigan State last Tuesday, but can make a push for the No. 1 spot in the rankings with a valuable road victory.
Meanwhile, a Horizon League school jumped eight spots to crack this week’s top 10, and UW-Milwaukee will travel east to take on the University of Detroit Titans Saturday in its first Horizon League match of 2o13. The Panthers, at 6-0-1, tied Drake and opened the season with a 2-1 win against then-No. 12 Marquette.
The top match-up for pro scouts to watch will take place on Saturday in ACC country, when No. 13 Wake Forest takes on No. 16 North Carolina. The Demon Deacons
Furman is the only team in the top 25 to play two games this weekend. The No. 13 UCLA Bruins are idle this weekend.
COLLEGE SOCCER WEEKEND SCHEDULE
7pm - (2) Washington vs. SMU
7pm – James Madison vs. (12) Furman
7pm – Virginia Tech vs. (17) Clemson
7:30pm - (1) California vs. Santa Clara
7:30 pm – (3) Notre Dame vs. Duke
7:30 pm – Maryland vs. Pittsburgh
9:30 pm – (19) New Mexico vs. UC Davis
1pm – (6) Georgetown vs. (4) Creighton
2pm - DePaul vs. (14) St. John’s
2pm – (22) Michigan State vs. Northern Illinois
2:30pm – Penn State vs. Wisconsin
3pm – Detroit vs. (10) UW-Milwaukee
7pm – Michigan vs. (7) Northwestern
7pm – (13) Wake Forest vs. (15) North Carolina
7 pm – (16) Butler vs. Villanova
7pm – (23) UMBC vs. George Washington
8pm - Bradley vs. (11) Cal State Northridge
8pm – (21) Tulsa vs. Old Dominion
8:30pm – (25) St. Louis vs. Central Arkansas
8:30pm – Dayton vs. Loyola Chicago
12pm – Appalachian St. vs. (12) Furman
1pm – Kentucky vs. (9) UAB
3pm – Indiana vs. Ohio State
7pm – West Virginia vs. (5) Akron
7pm - (18) Elon vs. (20) Coastal Carolina