SMU and Clemson emerge early

September 14, 2006
By Doug McIntyre
Last December, SMU and Clemson were surprise College Cup participants after impressive postseason runs. Now, just three weeks into the new season, they are the top two teams in the land.

SMU (7-0-0) leads this week's adidas/NSCAA rankings, but No. 2 Clemson (6-0-0), off to its best start in 23 years, could just as easily be No. 1. Last weekend, the Tigers beat top-ranked, defending national champs Maryland in both teams' ACC opener (in front of an overflow Historic Riggs Field crowd ...

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