2013 Women's Soccer Final Top 25 Rankings

1#6 UCLA Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewUCLABruins ride the nation's best defense and were very patient in the attack to win their first national title.1
2#3 Florida State Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewFlorida StateFSU was very elite defensively all year but fell just short in the final against UCLA. An excellent season overall.3
3#7 Virginia Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewVirginiaCavaliers lose in the College Cup Semi's in PK's. The 2013 season was still very historic and game changing for UVA.2
4Virginia Tech Women's Soccer Top 25 Rankings
Virginia TechOutstanding season for the Hokies who played FSU tough in the semis but fell just short. Future is bright in Blacksburg.4
5#1 North Carolina Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
North CarolinaCarolina simply ran into a UCLA team on a mission and could not break down the Bruin defense in the Elite Eight.5
6#13 Michigan Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
MichiganGreg Ryan has gotten this Wolverine squad in prime position to breakthrough to the College Cup very soon.19
7Santa Clara Women's Soccer Logo
Santa ClaraFinished strong and benefitted from the tough schedule early. The Broncos are definitely dangerous moving forward.8
8Texas A&M Women's Soccer Top 25 Rankings
Texas A&MAggies have truly benefitted from being in the SEC and have established themselves as a top ten program annually.14
9#10 Florida Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
FloridaGators had a strong overall season and probably would have gone deeper if they had hosted instead of traveled to Duke.9
10#4 Stanford Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
StanfordRecovered nicely from the mid-season slump to get back to the Sweet 16. The Cardinal will be back in 2014.21
11#21 Portland Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
PortlandLost a tough shootout style match to Illinois in the second round. The Pilots are always going to be a tough out.10
12Nebraska Women's Soccer Top 25 Rankings
NebraskaA statement season for the Nebraska side, winning the Big Ten in a season that they should be able to be build on.12
13#8 Notre Dame Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
Notre DameThe Fighting Irish had a tough grind in the first ACC season. I suspect the close losses turn into wins in 2014.22
14#26 West Virginia Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewWest VirginiaThis WVU squad continues to own the Big 12 and should have received a better NCAA tourney draw.6
15South Carolina Women's Soccer Logo
South CarolinaTough loss to Stanford in the second round in Los Angeles. The Gamecocks reestablished themselves as a top SEC side.13
16Marquette Women's Soccer Top 25 Rankings
MarquetteThe Golden Eagles are always going to be tough to play. The loss to Western Mich will be a huge test to respond to.7
17Texas Tech Women's Soccer Top 25 Rankings
Texas TechSchool record 18 wins further established Texas Tech's place as a rising power in the Big 12...and nationally.11
18Duke Women's Soccer 2013 Top 25
DukeShowed great resilience in overcoming a rash of injuries and making it back to the Elite Eight.NR
19Boston College Women's Soccer Top 25
Boston CollegeThe Eagles got much better as the season went along and ended with a run to the Elite Eight.NR
20#15 Georgetown Women's Soccer 2013 PreviewGeorgetownLost in the second round to a very strong Virginia side. The Hoyas though are primed to stay in the Top 15 regularly.18
21Denver Women's Soccer LogoDenverOverall, another excellent season for the Pioneers despite the early exit in the NCAA tourney against Colorado.15
22Wake Forest Women's Soccer Top 25Wake ForestA Sweet 16 loss at Virginia should position Wake to be a preseason top 20 side next year as long as they stay healthy.24
23UCF Women's Soccer Top 25 RankingsUCFDespite the early exit from the NCAA tourney, UCF should be a perennial top 20 side moving forward.16
24Illinois Women's Soccer Top 25IllinoisIt was a good recovery to finish the season strong as the defense improved enough to make a good NCAA run.NR
25BYU Women's Soccer Top 25 RankingsBYUTwo straight West Coast Conference titles is a huge accomplishment for the Cougars.17