Preseason: NCAA Division I women's rankings (United Soccer Coaches)

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.
4. Virginia (14-4-3). One of three ACC teams to advance to the spring national semifinals
5. UCLA (13-1-3). Returns top four scorers, led by sophomore Reilyn Turner (11 goals).
6. Duke (12-5-4). Three senior captains in spring are using their additional year of eligibility.
7. Clemson (12-5-2). Megan Bornkamp and Makenna Morris were among top ACC freshmen.
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). Nittany Lions have been picked to win Big Ten every year since 2003.
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11. Georgetown (12-0-2). Unanimous pick of opposing coaches to win Big East.
12. West Virginia  (10-3-1). Reached the NCAA Tournament for 21st consecutive season.
13. Arkansas (12-4-0). Opens at Duke and North Carolina, which it beat in last meetings.
14. USC (7-3-4). Trojans have finished in Pac-12 top three each of last six seasons.
15. BYU (11-4-1). Returns 10 starters, five who were granted extra year of eligibility.
16. Oklahoma State  (13-3-2). Five All-Big 12 performers are back for fall 2021 season.
17. South Carolina (11-5-0). Top three goal scorers and four fifth-year seniors return.
18. Vanderbilt (10-6-1). Picked to finish fourth in the SEC after winning fall 2020 title.
19. Washington (10-4-4). Olivia Sekany, who broke Hope Solo's GAA record, returns.
20. USF (10-1-2). Chosen to repeat as American Athletic Conference champions.
21. Saint Louis  (15-1-1). Near-unanimous pick to win fourth straight Atlantic 10 title.
22. Rice (14-3-1). Owls earned their first and second NCAA Tournament wins in spring.
23. Ole Miss (10-6-2). Advanced to NCAA Sweet 16 for only second time in spring.
24. Stanford (7-6-2). Madison Haley, taken seventh in NWSL Draft, is back as grad student.
25. Rutgers (8-3-4). Picked to finish in second place in the Big Ten.
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