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Penn State Tops Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll

August 14, 2012
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PARK RIDGE, Ill. - The Big Ten announced its 2012 women's soccer preseason coaches'
poll and players to watch list on Tuesday, with defending regular season champion
Penn State earning top honors among the 12 conference teams. The Nittany Lions enter
the season as the conference favorites after winning their 14th straight Big Ten
title in 2011.

Penn State compiled a 10-1-0 record in Big Ten play last season en route to the
conference crown. Illinois checks in at No. 2 after earning its first Big Ten
Tournament title since 2003. Ohio State follows at No. 3 in the poll, jumping four
spots from its seventh place finish a year ago. Wisconsin and Michigan come in at
Nos. 4 and 5, respectively, while Iowa and Michigan State tied for sixth. The
complete preseason coaches' poll can be found below.

The 2012 season officially kicks off on Friday with 11 conference teams opening play.

BIG TEN WOMEN'S SOCCER PRESEASON COACHES' POLL

1. Penn State
2. Illinois
3. Ohio State
4. Wisconsin
5. Michigan
6. Iowa
    Michigan State
8. Minnesota
9. Purdue
10. Nebraska
11. Northwestern
12. Indiana


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