The preseason United Soccer Coaches women’s Top 25 looks kindly upon the ACC with six teams making the grade. One team joins the list in the Receiving Votes category. With games under everyone’s belt week 1 of the poll is seeing a bit of a shakeup already.
Duke started at #3 in the preseason rankings and suffers the consequences of a 1-2 loss to unranked Illinois.
Notre Dame joins the Blue Devils as they also drop in week 1 of the poll but not because of a loss. The voters may not have been impressed with the opening performance of the Irish.
Two conference teams make significant upward movement in the poll this week. Florida State and NC State each climb 4 notches up the ladder.
United Soccer Coaches Women’s Top 25 – The ACC
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The team to chase appears to be Stanford as the Cardinal hold on to their preseason top billing in college women’s soccer.
United Soccer Coaches Women’s Top 25 – Atlantic Region
In regional polling the conference locks up the Atlantic with 10 teams.
- North Carolina
- Florida State
- NC State
- Notre Dame
- Boston College
- Wake Forest
This week’s ACC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week honors go to three individuals. On offense, Louisville’s Maisie Whitsett gets the nod while North Carolina’s Julia Ashley and Virginia Tech’s Mandy McGlynn share the defensive honors.