KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Via United Soccer Coaches) – United Soccer Coaches released the regional and national rankings for NCAA Division I women’s soccer on Tuesday, following the opening weekend of play on college campuses across the country.
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Stanford University and West Virginia University share the top spot in the national poll with 745 total ranking points apiece. Stanford opened the season with two emphatic victories on the road, earning a 4-0 win at Marquette and a 5-0 victory over Wisconsin. West Virginia kicked off their quest to return to the NCAA national championship with a hard-fought 1-0 triumph against nationally-ranked Georgetownon Friday.
Rounding out the top five teams in the national rankings are the University of South Carolina, the University of North Carolina and the University of Southern California. All three schools received more than 600 total ranking points.
United Soccer Coaches college rankings are an indicator of week-to-week status of qualified programs and in no way should be used as a guide or indicator of eligibility for championship selection. To be eligible for consideration in United Soccer Coaches college rankings, a school must be a member of United Soccer Coaches College Services Program.
The next college rankings will be released Tuesday, August 29 and will also include the first rankings for NCAA Division I men’s soccer.
United Soccer Coaches National Rankings
|NCAA DI Women – National – Poll 1 – August 22, 2017|
|Rank||School||1st Votes||Total Pts||Prev.||W-L-T|
|1||West Virginia University||16||745||1||1-0-0|
|3||University Of South Carolina||1||669||4||2-0-0|
|4||University Of North Carolina||2||648||6||1-0-0|
|5||University Of Southern California||0||628||3||1-0-0|
|6||Florida State University||1||596||15||2-0-0|
|8||University Of Florida||0||537||7||2-0-0|
|9||Penn State University||1||526||NR||2-0-0|
|10||University Of Virginia||0||467||11||1-0-0|
|14||University of Nebraska||0||300||22||2-0-0|
|16||Texas A&M University||0||240||NR||2-0-0|
|17||Brigham Young University||0||227||8||0-1-1|
|18||University Of Utah||0||205||20||1-0-0|
|19||University Of California||0||193||NR||2-0-0|
|21||University of Connecticut||0||149||14||0-0-1|
|23||University Of Michigan||0||136||NR||2-0-0|
|24||University of Notre Dame||0||103||18||1-0-1|
|25||North Carolina State University||0||96||NR||2-0-0|
|Also receiving votes: Baylor University (65), Southern Methodist University (62), University of Missouri (58), Texas Tech University (47), Ohio State University (35), Santa Clara University (31), University Of Minnesota (30), University of Colorado (20), University Of Arkansas (19), College of William & Mary (18), University of Oklahoma (17), University of Arizona (13), TCU (12), Washington State University (5), University Of Cincinnati (4), Oklahoma State University (4), University of Mississippi (2), University of Tennessee (1), University Of Memphis (1), Furman University (1)|