Women's Soccer 2013 Preseason Top 25 Rankings

1#1 North Carolina Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewNorth CarolinaIt was not the easiest route for UNC to end 2012 on top. This year they will start on top.
2#2 Penn State Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewPenn StateMaya Hayes is all this team needs to win the Big Ten, but they have a lot more to work with.
3#3 Florida State Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewFlorida StateSix starters are back from a consistent squad that went to the College Cup and lost to Penn State in OT.
4#4 Stanford Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
StanfordIt is tough to pick on Stanford, but they failed to convert quality chances against the best of the best in 2012.
5#5 Duke Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
DukeDuke fell in the Elite Eight last season and will look to win a couple more tournament games this time around.
6#6 UCLA Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
UCLAThere are some offensive questions at UCLA now that Zakiya Bywaters is gone, but there are options.
7#7 Virginia Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
VirginiaVirginia is always going to be towards the top of the ACC and a threat to make a run in the NCAA Tournament.
8#8 Notre Dame Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
Notre DameThis is going to be an interesting year for Notre Dame as they move into the absolutely loaded ACC.
9#9 Marquette Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
MarquetteWith Taylor Madigan and Maegan Kelly up front and Emily Jacobson in the back, MU should win the Big East.
10#10 Florida Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
FloridaThe balanced Florida attack should again be very fun to watch, although key pieces need replaced.
11#11 BYU Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
BYULiving up to last season is going to be tough, yet Michele Murphy will lead them back to the tournament.
12#12 Maryland Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
MarylandA spotty defense led to an inconsistent season for Maryland, but the talent is there for an ACC title.
13#13 Michigan Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
MichiganMichigan did extremely well in 2012 with a very young squad. A year older and wiser, the expectations are higher.
14#14 Baylor Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewBaylorBaylor needs a new finisher or two, but nobody does a better job of outshooting their opponents.
15#15 Georgetown Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
GeorgetownBehind midfielder Daphne Corboz and keeper Emma Newins, Georgetown will compete for a Big East title.
16#16 Boston College Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
Boston CollegeIf Boston College wants to make a serious run in the NCAA Tournament, the defense better step up.
17#17 Santa Clara Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
Santa ClaraJulie Johnston is one of the best players in the country and this is an absolutely loaded squad in 2013.
18#18 Texas A&M Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
Texas A&MThe SEC will be ready for the Aggies this year, but that does not mean they can stop them.
19#19 Wake Forest Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
Wake ForestWake Forest will have no problem finding the back of the net with Katie Stengel and Rachel Nuzzolese.
20#20 California Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewCaliforniaIfeoma Onumonu is coming off of a superb freshman season and will be California's leader up top in 2013.
21#21 Portland Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewPortlandPortland took a young team to the program's 20th NCAA Tournament. That group is experienced and ready for more.
22#22 Texas Tech Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewTexas TechWith a ton of momentum behind them, Texas Tech will have another great season behind sophomore Janine Beckie.
23#23 UCF Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewUCFIt is a season of change for UCF as they head to the AAC and work with a new coach. The talent is the same though.
24#24 Tennessee Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewTennesseeThe Lady Vols suprised everybody last season thanks to a stout defense. The expectations are the same now.
25#25 Pepperdine Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewPepperdineThe young Waves reached the NCAA Tournament in 2012. With that experience, they will aim higher in 2013.