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• Each of the eight teams competing in the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Soccer Championship is ranked among this week’s Soccer America Top 25. Four – No. 4 Virginia, No. 5 Duke, No. 7 Wake Forest and No. 8 North Carolina – are ranked among the Top 10. Duke is ranked fourth in the most recent NSCAA poll, while Wake Forest holds the No. 7 spot and Virginia is ranked ninth.
• The ACC continues to dominate the NCAA RPI rankings with eight conference teams among the top 25 this week. Ten ACC teams are ranked among the top 40. That includes four of the top five in No. 1 Duke, No. 3 Wake Forest, No. 4 Virginia and No. 5 North Carolina.
• Duke holds the top seed for the 2011 ACC Championship, which opens Sunday with four quarterfinal games at campus sites. The Blue Devils (16-2-1, 8-1-1 ACC) are ACC regular-season champions for the second time in school history and first time since 1994. Duke’s eight ACC wins set a school record.
• Virginia freshman Morgan Brian had the first multi-goal game of her career in Thursday night’s regular-season finale vs. Miami, scoring twice late to give UVa a 2-0 win. Brian has scored in four consecutive games, the longest goal streak by a Cavalier since Meghan Lenczyk in 2008. Five of Brian’s eight goals this season have come in the last four games.