Soccer America Preseason Women's Top 25

[RANKINGS] North Carolina, the 2012 national champion, is No. 1 in the Soccer America Preseason Women's Top 25 rankings ahead of Penn State, which the Tar Heels beat in the 2012 Women's College Cup final.

Pac-12 rivals UCLA and Stanford are 3-4, while Notre Dame, which has moved to the ACC, rounds out the top five.

Four ACC teams (Florida State, Virginia, Duke and Wake Forest) and Santa Clara (at No. 9) round out the top 10.
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Soccer America Preseason Women's Top 25
RANK TEAM (2012 RECORD)
1. North Carolina (15-5-3)
2. Penn State (21-4-2)
3. UCLA (16-3-2)
4. Stanford (21-2-1)
5. Notre Dame (16-6-2)
6. Florida State (20-4-0)
7. Virginia (16-5-1)
8. Duke (15-6-2)
9. Santa Clara (12-4-6)
10. Wake Forest (14-6-3)
11. San Diego State (21-2-1)
12. BYU (20-2-2)
13. Marquette (18-2-3)
14. Georgetown (16-4-3)
15. Michigan (16-5-3)
16. Texas A&M (19-5-1)
17. Maryland (14-7-2)
18. California (16-6-0)
19. West Virginia (11-5-4)
20. Portland (11-5-5)
21. Florida (19-5-1)
22. Baylor (19-1-5)
23. UCF (17-5-2)
24. Denver (17-3-4)
25. Illinois (10-9-4)
Note: The Soccer America Top 25 will appear each Tuesday during the regular season.

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