Aug 21, 2013
WACO, Texas - Baylor is ranked No. 22 in the Soccer America Preseason Women's Top 25 poll, which was released on Wednesday.
The ranking gives the Bears an unprecedented fourth spot in a 2013 preseason top 25 poll. Baylor is No. 10 in the Top Drawer Soccer rankings, No. 13 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire rankings and 14th in the BennettRank.
BU was picked third for the second straight year in the Big 12 preseason poll by the league's coaches. With its highest-ever preseason league ranking, Baylor won its first Big 12 Championship title in 2012, posted the best record in program history (19-1-5) and reached the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time.
Returning 22 players and adding seven newcomers, the Bears begin the 2013 season this weekend with home matches against UTSA on Friday at 7 p.m. CT and Sunday against Northwestern State at 1 p.m.