With the opening weekend of NCAA Men's College Football upon us, and ESPN having what can only be discribed as an orgasmic reaction to the start of the season, I thought it would be only appropriate to present the Women's College Soccer Games of the Week! #8 Florida State University at #4 Portland The #8 ranked Seminoles kick off their season by traveling out west to battle #4 ranked Pilots at the Portland Tournament. This will be the second straight year that these teams open the season against each other (kudos to both teams). The Seminoles came back last year to defeat the Pilots 2-1 in Tally. Rebuilding year for the Noles? The Seminoles need to replace their top two scorers in Selin Kuralay and India Trotter, in addition to Kelly Rowland. The Garnet and Gold will also be without Ali Mims, last years goalkeeper (235 career saves). But help is here, in the form of the #2 Nationally Ranked Recruiting Class. Scoff all you want but this class is heavy on experience. The class features three transfers; Kate Milstead (Penn State), Lauren Switzer (UCLA) and Erika Sutton (San Diego State). Not too shabby! But the real key to the success of the Noles will be the back four of Katrin Schmidt, Libby Gianeskis, Sarah Wagenfuhr and Becky Edwards. This solid line will hold firm until the rest of the team finds their form. WHAT ABOUT PORTLAND? Scary, is all I can say! The Pilots return their top six scorers and five of the best players in America Megan Rapinoe, Angie Woznuk, Michelle Enyeart and Stephanie Lopez. The Pilots attack force of Kendra Chandhoke, Rapinoe, Woznuk and Enyeart are arguably the best in the country. Not to mention, the return of Rachel Rapinoe who came on strong late in 2006. PORTLAND'S WEAKNESS At least early on it will be their defense, as their star defensemen, Stephanie Lopez will be at the World Cup. Prediction: The Noles have not lost a non-conference game in 4 years and are 4-0 against West Coast teams. Can Megan Rapinoe come back from knee injury? Can the Noles find their scoring touch? In the end, it will be a defensive battle. FSU 1 Portland 0 What's your game of the week?