Columbus State Women's Soccer Fourth in National Preseason Poll

Columbus State Women's Soccer Fourth in National Preseason Poll

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

Rank School Prev W-L-T
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
5 Bloomsburg University 5 17-3-3
6 Lee University 4 17-7-1
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
13 Mississippi College 14 16-4-0
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
20 Barry University 19 16-1-1
21 Carson-Newman University 22 15-4-1
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