The Atlantic Coast Conference leads all leagues with six women’s soccer teams among the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Preseason Top 25 – including five teams ranked among the top 15.

West Virginia is ranked #1 in the preseason poll, while the Southeast Conference has three teams ranked in the top 10. south Carolina is ranked #4, while the The Florida Gators are #7 and Auburn enters the preseason at #10.

2016 College Cup semifinalist North Carolina begins the season ranked #6, while Virginia, Duke and Clemson follow at #11, #12 and #13, respectively. Reigning ACC Champion and preseason league favorite Florida State is ranked 15th. Notre Dame rounds out the ACC’s six teams at #18.

The ACC’s seven teams ranked in the Preseason Top 25 follows the announcement of the league’s preseason coaches poll and all-ACC team.

ACC women’s soccer teams begin preseason training this week and will kick off the 2017 season on Friday, Aug. 18.

United Soccer Coaches Association Preseason Top 25 (ACC teams bolded)

  1. West Virginia
  2. Stanford
  3. USC
  4. South Carolina
  5. Georgetown
  6. North Carolina
  7. Florida
  8. BYU
  9. UCLA
  10. Auburn
  11. Virginia
  12. Duke
  13. Clemson
  14. Connecticut
  15. Florida State
  16. Oklahoma
  17. Arkansas
  18. Notre Dame
  19. Minnesota
  20. Utah
  21. Rutgers
  22. Nebraska
  23. Northwestern
  24. Santa Clara
  25. Colorado
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