The Columbus State women's soccer team has been ranked fourth in the United Soccer Coaches preseason national poll.
Defending national champions, Grand Valley State sits atop of the poll with Bridgeport and UC San Diego in the second and third positions. Bloomsburg rounds out the preseason top-five.
The six-time defending Peach Belt Conference regular season champions, CSU returns nine starters from last season's squad that went 18-1-2 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.
Columbus State will begin preparations for the season on Wednesday with its first official practice.
United Soccer Coaches Top 25
NCAA DII Women — National
National - Pre-season Poll - August 6, 2019
|1||Grand Valley State University||2||25-1-1|
|2||University Of Bridgeport||1||20-4-1|
|3||University of California-San Diego||3||19-3-2|
|4||Columbus State University||6||18-1-2|
|7||University of Central Missouri||8||19-5-1|
|8||University Of West Florida||13||20-1-0|
|9||University Of Central Oklahoma||9||22-2-0|
|10||West Texas A&M University||7||15-4-3|
|11||Western Washington University||11||18-3-2|
|12||Ferris State University||10||17-4-3|
|14||Franklin Pierce University||20||16-2-2|
|15||Colorado School Of Mines||17||19-1-2|
|16||West Virginia Wesleyan College||15||13-2-6|
|17||Dallas Baptist University||16||13-5-5|
|18||Bemidji State University||21||18-1-2|
|19||Lincoln Memorial University||18||14-5-2|
|22||Concordia University (Ore.)||23||15-2-3|
|23||West Chester University||25||13-4-3|
|24||University of Colorado-Colorado Springs||24||16-3-3|
|25||Minnesota State University-Mankato||RV||19-3-1|