Virginia became the imperfect favorite after cracking open the College Cup door for other teams to slip through after its loss in the ACC tournament. Here's what you need to know about the teams and players to keep an eye on.
Compared to its conference counterparts, the Virginia Tech soccer team doesn't have the most padded history book. It's cracked the top five just in time for what may be the program's biggest regular-season game ever.
Roaming all over the country, and from conference to conference, the Denver soccer team will go anywhere to find a home in the NCAA tournament. That spirit has the Pioneers knocking on the top 10 of our power rankings.
Near the 10th anniversary of the death of legendary Portland coach Clive Charles, a draw with Stanford helped the Pilots move into our power rankings, showing the soccer culture he helped build is still thriving.
Virginia men's soccer had strayed from its glory days the past 15 years, failing to win a national title since 1994. But the Cavaliers brought tradition back when they defeated Akron 3-2 on penalty kicks in the 2009 championship game.