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On Top Again

Joe Meixell | Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Notre Dame head coach Randy Waldrum has put together five No. 1 teams in his ten years coaching for the Irish, four of them in the past five years.

Waldrum and the Irish were ranked No. 1 by three polls released Monday – Soccer America, Soccer Buzz and Top Drawer Soccer. The NSCAA poll and the Soccer Times poll will be released today.

Notre Dame (6-0-0) jumped UCLA with a 5-0 win over SMU this week. The Bruins played to a 0-0 draw with Brown on Sunday.

The week before the Irish jumped to No. 2 with wins over three ranked teams including previous No. 2 North Carolina and No. 12 Duke.

They will take on DePaul, Penn State and Louisville this week for their first chance to defend the No. 1 ranking in 2008.