Top 10: NCAA Division I preseason women's rankings

United Soccer Coaches poll:
1. Florida State (13-1-2). Returns All-Americans Jaelin Howell, Yujie Zhao and Emily Madril.
2. Santa Clara (11-1-0). Alex Loera anchors backline that allowed only 9 goals in title run.
3. North Carolina (18-2-0). Welcomes seven Top 25 teams to Dorrance Field this fall.
4. Virginia (14-4-3). One of three ACC teams to advance to spring College Cup in Cary.
5. UCLA (13-1-3). Returns top four scorers, led by sophomore Reilyn Turner (11 goals).
6. Duke (12-5-4). Three senior captains are using their additional year of eligibility.
7. Clemson (12-5-2). Megan Bornkamp was All-American defender as a freshman.
8. TCU (12-2-2). Won fall 2020 Big 12 regular-season title with an 8-0-1 record.
9. Texas A&M (12-4-1). Shared top spot in SEC preseason coaches’ poll with Arkansas.
10. Penn State (12-3-1). Lions have been picked to win Big Ten every year since 2003.
(Click here for complete top 25 rankings.)
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