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Soccer Earns Highest Preseason Ranking in Program History

Aug 15, 2022

PULLMAN, Wash.– The Washington State women's soccer program enters the 2022 season ranked No. 19 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Poll, the organization announced Monday.
 
The honor marks the highest preseason ranking for the Cougars in program history, matching the 2020 team, selected by TopDrawerSoccer in the re-scheduled spring 2021 preseason. Earlier this month, WSU was selected No. 20 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll, and named 3rd in the Pac-12 Coaches Poll.
 
The Cougs were one of four Pac-12 Conference schools picked in the national poll. UCLA, USC, and Stanford were picked, No. 6, No. 18, and No. 20, respectively.  
 
WSU begins the 2022 fall season Thursday, Aug. 18 at Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Wolverines were also named to the preseason poll at No. 17, staging an early top-20 matchup for the Cougs to kick off the season.
 
The season begins Thursday, Aug. 18 at U-M Soccer Stadium against No. 9/17 Michigan at 4 pm PT/7 p.m. ET. The game will stream live on B1G+ for a subscription fee. Washington State will welcome Portland to Lower Soccer Field, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m., for the first home match of the fall campaign.

2022 TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Poll

  1. Florida State
  2. Virginia
  3. Tennessee
  4. BYU
  5. Duke
  6. UCLA
  7. Penn State
  8. North Carolina
  9. Arkansas
  10. Rutgers
  11. Santa Clara
  12. TCU
  13. Georgetown
  14. South Carolina
  15. Clemson
  16. Notre Dame
  17. Michigan
  18. USC
  19. Washington State
  20. Stanford
  21. Xavier
  22. Pepperdine
  23. NC State
  24. Brown
  25. Memphis