Non-conference Check-in

Nov 04, 2013 - Posted by knielsen on November 4, 2013 at 11:57 am | Updated: November 4, 2013 3:05 pm

For most of the NCAA's women's soccer teams, conference tournament time has begun. Here's how our non-conference opponents fared in their conference seasons and what they are looking at heading into the final week of the season.

Cal State Fullerton (8-6-5, 3-3-2) snuck into the Big West tournament even though they lost in their final game. The Titans enter as the fourth seed and take on No. 1 seed Cal Poly on Thursday in the semifinals at home.

No. 18 Nebraska (15-3-1, 10-1-0) won the Big Ten regular season championship, only losing to Michigan. The Huskers will face Minnesota in the Big Ten quarterfinals on Wednesday at the University of Illinois. Nebraska is projected to get a national seed barring something crazy happening.

LSU (9-8-2, 5-5-1) made it to the SEC tournament as a No. 7 seed and faces Auburn this afternoon at 3 p.m. MST.

Utah (9-4-6, 5-3-2) is currently fourth in the Pac-12 and plays Colorado this weekend to finish off their season. The Utes are a bubble team and a win or draw against Colorado would go a long way in securing them a spot in the NCAA tournament field.

Oregon (4-11-3, 1-7-0) sits at the bottom of the Pac-12 going into the final week of the season.

UC Irvine (11-6-0, 6-2-0) qualified as the No. 2 seed in the Big West and plays No. 3 UC Riverside on Thursday in the semifinals.

Oklahoma (4-13-1, 1-7-0) missed out on the Big 12 tournament.

Long Beach State (8-7-3, 2-3-3) missed out on the Big West tournament losing to UC Riverside on Saturday in what was essentially a play-in game.

No. 13 Denver (16-1-1, 7-0-0) swept through the Summit League, but still has to face Fort Wayne in the semifinals of the conference tournament on their home field. The Pioneers are projected to get a national seed if they can make it through the conference tournament undefeated.