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NCAA.com | November 7, 2013

DII Top 10 Preview

After stumbling to start the season, defending champion West Florida has worked its way back into the top three after a nine-game winning streak to end the season. The Argonauts are looking for their fifth GSC title in the past six years and their second in a row. Here is what the rest of the top 10 is up to on conference championship weekend:

Note: * indicates a conference championship game in which the top-10 team must win its first game this weekend to play in.

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No. 1 Grand Valley State

17-0-1 Overall
8-0-0 GLIAC
Fri., Nov. 8: vs. Ferris State (GLIAC semifinal)
*Sun., Nov. 10: GLIAC final
Grand Valley State has allowed one goal this season, which came in a 2-1 win against Michigan Tech.

No. 2 Colorado Mines

17-0-1 Overall
14-0-0 RMAC
Fri., Nov. 8: vs. Regis (Colo.) (RMAC semifinal)
*Sun., Nov. 10: RMAC final
The Orediggers won their first RMAC regular-season championship this year.

No. 3 West Florida

12-0-3 Overall
9-0-1 GSC
Fri., Nov. 8: vs. TBA (GSC semifinal)
*Sun., Nov. 10: GSC final
West Florida, the defending national champion, finished the season on a nine-game winning streak, outscoring opponents 28-2 in that span.

No. 4 Saint Rose

17-0-2 Overall
12-0-2 Northeast-10
Fri., Nov. 8: vs. New Haven (Northeast-10 semifinal)
*Sun., Nov. 10: Northeast-10 final
The goal Saint Rose gave up in its 3-1 win vs. Stonehill on Oct. 26 was the first goal it had surrendered this season.

No. 5 Cal State Stanislaus

16-0-2 Overall
14-0-2 CCAA
Fri., Nov. 8: vs. Cal State Los Angeles (CCAA semifinal)
*Sat., Nov. 9: CCAA final
Cal State Stanislaus was the CCAA's first team to go undefeated in conference regular-season play since 1998.

No. 6 Minnesota State-Mankato

16-2-1 Overall
13-1-1 NSIC
Fri., Nov. 8: vs. Upper Iowa (NSIC semifinal)
*Sun., Nov. 10: NSIC final
The Mavericks' loss to Winona State in their final regular season game snapped a 13-game unbeaten streak.

No. 7 California (Pa.)

16-2-1 Overall
15-1-0 PSAC
Fri., Nov. 8: vs. Shippensburg (PSAC semifinal)
*Sat., Nov. 9: PSAC final
California (Pa.) owns one of the longest winning streaks in the nation coming into its conference semifinal at 16 games.

No. 8 Quincy

15-0-4 Overall
12-0-3 GLVC

 

Fri., Nov. 8: vs. Rockhurst (GLVC semifinal)
*Sun., Nov. 10: GLVC final
Quincy's 1-0 win against McKendree in the GLVC quarterfinals was its 14th shutout of the year.

No. 9 American International

15-1-2 Overall
11-1-2 Northeast-10
Fri., Nov. 8: vs. Adelphi (Northeast-10 semifinal)
*Sun., Nov. 10: Northeast-10 final
Behind goalkeeper Sam Tabak, the Yellow Jackets are third in the nation in shutout percentage and fourth in goals-against average.

No. 10 Western Washington

16-1-0 overall
13-1-0 GNAC
Thurs., Nov. 7:  vs. Western Oregon (GNAC semifinal)
*Sat., Nov. 9: GNAC final
Western Oregon handed the Vikings their only loss on the season, a 1-0 decision on Oct. 19.

 

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