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Virginia Cavaliers return to top 25 in soccer poll after upsetting Maryland Terrapins

Virginia’s 2-1 victory over previously unbeaten Maryland has lifted the Cavaliers back into the top 25 of the NSCAA men’s poll.

Virginia (7-4-0) is No. 25, while Maryland (11-1-1) slipped one slot to No. 3. Connecticut (11-0-1) remains in the top spot, followed by North Carolina (10-1-1).

In the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region, Old Dominion (7-2-0) rose four slots to No. 17 and Georgetown (7-2-3) fell seven to No. 20. James Madison (8-1-1) and William & Mary (7-4-0) received votes.

Tonight Maryland will play its non-conference finale at home against Adelphi (4-5-1) while Virginia welcomes Navy (4-5-3).

In the women’s poll, unbeaten Stanford and Oklahoma State maintained the top positions. Virginia is 14th, Maryland 16th.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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