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Women's College Coaches Poll
Division I

Compiled by Gary Davidson
managing editor, www.SoccerTimes.com

Preseason 1998. (First-place votes in parentheses.)
First regular season poll: September 14.

Rank School Record Pts LW
1 North Carolina (11) 27-0-1 299 -
2 (tie) Notre Dame 23-1-1 282 -
2 (tie) Santa Clara (1) 20-3-1 282 -
4 Connecticut 23-4-0 260 -
5 Florida 20-3-1 242 -
6 Virginia 14-5-2 227 -
7 Hartford 19-2-1 209 -
8 Texas A&M 18-3-0 200 -
9 William & Mary 20-5-0 185 -
10. (tie) Clemson 15-7-0 179 -
10. (tie) Nebraska 18-4-0 179 -
10. (tie) Portland 14-5-0 179 -
13 Duke 15-6-0 161 -
14 Harvard 13-4-2 143 -
15 Maryland 12-9-3 134 -
16 UCLA 19-3-0 128 -
17 Michigan 18-4-1 111 -
18 Brigham Young 19-4-0 94 -
19 Minnesota 18-3-2 80 -
20 Southern Methodist 17-5-1 66 -
21 Southern California 16-3-1 53 -
22 Massachusetts 17-5-0 33 -
23. (tie) George Mason 14-6-4 31 -
23. (tie) Stanford 11-7-1 31 -
23. (tie) Vanderbilt 14-8-0 31 -

Key: Pts - Total points. LW - Last week's ranking. t - tie.

Others receiving votes: Georgia 21, Wake Forest 15, Penn State 15, California 6, Kentucky 6, Baylor 4, James Madison 4, Montana 4, North Carolina - Greensboro 4, Washington 3, Syracuse 2.

Voting panel: Becky Burleigh, Florida; Nicole Crepeau, Colorado College; John Daly, William & Mary; Anson Dorrance, North Carolina; Dean Duerst, Wisconsin; Lisa Fraser, Arizona; Alan Kirkup, Maryland; Tracy Leone, Clemson; Chris Petrucelli, Notre Dame; Jerry Smith, Santa Clara; Len Tsantiris, Connecticut; John Walker, Nebraska.

Voting method: On each ballot, 25 points awarded for first place, 24 for second place, 23 for third, etc., to 1 point for 25th place.

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