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The Tar Heels are ranked #1 in the preseason Soccer America poll.
The Tar Heels are ranked #1 in the preseason Soccer America poll.
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Tar Heels Sit Atop Soccer America Poll
Release: 08/21/2013

OAKLAND, CALIF. - The University of North Carolina women's soccer team, defending NCAA champion, was ranked No. 1 Wednesday in the preseason ranking from Soccer America Magazine.

Coach Anson Dorrance's team opens the 2012 regular-season this Friday when it meets ninth-ranked Santa Clara in the Klockner Classic at Charlottesville, Va.

Earlier this month, UNC earned No. 1 preseason rankings from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Top Drawer Soccer.

In addition to No. 9 Santa Clara, other preseason Top 25 teams on UNC's 2013 regular season schedule include No. 3 UCLA, No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 6 Florida State, No. 7 Virginia, No. 8 Duke, No. 10 Wake Forest, No. 17 Maryland and No. 19 West Virginia.

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.


UNC North Carolina Women's Soccer


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