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NSCAA releases NCAA Division I college soccer preseason rankings

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Via NSCAA) – With a brand new college soccer season kicking off in a few weeks, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has released its national preseason rankings for NCAA Division I men’s and women’s teams.

With 624 total points and seven first-place votes, national runner-up UCLA is the men’s preseason No. 1, followed by the 2014 Men’s College Cup champion Virginia (617 points, 15 first-place votes). Back in December following a 0-0 tie in regulation, the Cavaliers edged the Bruins, 4-2, in penalty kicks.

Georgetown, Notre Dame, and North Carolina are the preseason No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 teams, respectively.

On the women’s side, the 2014 national champion, Florida State, leads the pack as the preseason No. 1 with 782 points and 25 first-place votes. National runner-up Virginia claims the No. 2 spot. Stanford, UCLA, and Texas A&M round out the Top 5.

The NSCAA will continue to roll out its preseason rankings throughout the next few weeks. The NCAA Division II preseason polls will be announced on Thursday, Aug. 6, followed by the NCAA Division III rankings on Friday.

Junior College preseason rankings are due out Monday, Aug. 10, while NAIA preseason polls will be posted Tuesday, Aug. 18.

The first regular season rankings will be the NCAA Division I women’s rankings, released on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

NSCAA National Preseason Rankings for NCAA Division I Men’s Teams
As of Aug. 3, 2015

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Rank School 1st Votes Total Points Previous  W-L-T
1 UCLA 7 624 2 14-5-5
2 University Of Virginia 15 617 1 14-6-3
3 Georgetown University 1 561 5 14-4-5
4 University of Notre Dame 1 534 9 12-5-4
5 University Of North Carolina 0 514 6 15-5-2
6 Creighton University 0 488 7 16-3-3
7 Providence College 0 474 3 16-5-2
8 Stanford University 2 422 16 13-2-3
9 Michigan State University 0 405 8 12-5-6
10 University Of Washington 0 384 12 12-5-3
11 Clemson University 0 367 11 14-7-3
12 University of Maryland-Baltimore County 0 356 4 14-6-5
13 University Of Maryland 0 347 19 13-6-3
14 Indiana University 0 314 17 12-5-5
15 Syracuse University 0 299 10 16-4-1
16 University Of California 0 247 15 11-7-1
17 University Of North Carolina-Charlotte 0 234 20 14-4-1
18 University Of Louisville 0 225 18 11-6-3
19 Xavier University 0 219 13 15-6-2
20 California-Irvine, University of 0 191 14 16-6-3
21 Coastal Carolina University 0 121 22 16-6-1
22 Saint Louis University 0 113 21 14-5-2
23 Penn State University 0 92 23 13-6-1
24 Old Dominion University 0 62 24 13-7-1
25 University Of Akron 0 38 NR 13-6-2

Records shown are final 2014 records.

Also receiving votes: Northwestern University (35), Ohio State University (30), Dartmouth College (27), Connecticut, University of (15), Furman University (15), University Of New Mexico (14), University Of Tulsa (14), Wake Forest University (13), Oregon State University (10), George Mason University (7), University of North Carolina-Wilmington (6), California State University Fullerton (4), University Of Kentucky (4), University of Alabama-Birmingham (3), Virginia Commonwealth University (2), University Of Hartford (1), University Of South Florida (1), University of California Santa Barbara (1)


NSCAA National Preseason Rankings for NCAA Division I Women’s Teams
As of Aug. 3, 2015

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Rank School 1st Votes Total Points  Prev. W-L-T
1 Florida State University 25 782 1 24-1-1
2 University Of Virginia 3 754 2 23-3-0
3 Stanford University 1 728 3 20-2-3
4 UCLA 3 718 5 21-1-2
5 Texas A&M University 0 628 4 22-3-2
6 Penn State University 0 624 6 20-4-0
7 University Of North Carolina 0 612 8 14-4-2
8 University Of Florida 0 567 7 17-4-2
9 University of Notre Dame 0 491 11 14-6-2
10 Pepperdine 0 453 10 16-3-4
11 University Of South Carolina 0 444 9 14-6-5
12 West Virginia University 0 428 15 16-2-4
13 Virginia Tech 0 405 12 16-6-0
14 University Of Wisconsin 0 386 13 19-3-2
15 Texas Tech University 0 353 14 16-4-2
16 University Of Kentucky 0 299 17 16-7-1
17 University of Central Florida 0 279 16 18-5-0
18 University Of California 0 236 20 14-6-2
19 Brigham Young University 0 209 22 13-5-3
20 University Of Washington 0 196 18 14-7-2
21 DePaul University 0 169 19 16-1-4
22 Clemson University 0 125 21 13-3-3
23 University Of Kansas 0 107 23 15-6-0
24 Rutgers University 0 84 25 13-6-1
25 Georgetown University 0 72 24 11-5-6

Records shown are final 2014 records.

Also receiving votes: Duke University (42), Connecticut, University of (33), University Of Southern California (27), Arizona State University (22), Washington State University (20), Marquette (20), Auburn University (10), University Of Michigan (10), University of Colorado (10), Northeastern University (10), Santa Clara University (9), Boston College (7), University of Missouri (6), University Of Minnesota (5), University of Arizona (4), University Of Maryland (4), University Of South Florida (3), University Of Texas (2), University of North Texas (2), Harvard University (1), Furman University (1), University of Oklahoma (1), University of Tennessee (1), San Diego State University (1)

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