New-look AAC releases ’23 soccer slate with 6 new faculties

IRVING, Texas — The American Athletic Conference on Tuesday launched its 2023 soccer schedule that features the league’s six incoming groups.

Each of the 14 AAC groups will play eight convention video games in a single-division format. The prime two groups within the standings will play within the convention championship sport on Dec. 2.

Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Rice, UAB and UTSA all formally be a part of the AAC on July 1. Their transfer from Conference USA can be accomplished on the identical time that present AAC members Cincinnati, Houston and UCF depart for the Big 12 Conference.

Reigning AAC champion Tulane opens the season with 4 of its first 5 video games at house. It opens at house on Sept. 2 towards South Alabama, then hosts Southeastern Conference staff Mississippi the following week.

The Green Wave have been ranked ninth within the ultimate AP Top 25 for the 2022 season after going 12-2, a 10-win enchancment from the earlier season that marked the very best in main school soccer historical past. They capped it with a 46-45 win within the Cotton Bowl over Southern California after scoring 16 factors within the ultimate 4:07 of the New Year’s Six sport.

Navy, additionally among the many eight remaining AAC soccer faculties, will open its season on Sept. 26 towards Notre Dame in Dublin.

Among the opposite highlighted nonconference video games for AAC groups, South Florida will host SEC powerhouse Alabama on Sept. 16. That is every week after league newcomer SMU performs at Oklahoma, which would be the ultimate season within the Big 12 for the Sooners earlier than they go to the SEC.

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Teams from the AAC will play six video games every from the SEC and Big 12, and 4 towards the Big Ten.