ACC Teams Among the Final Top 25
Dec. 6, 2012
GREENSBORO, NC – Following the 2012 NCAA Championship, which saw North Carolina win its 21st NCAA Title in program history, six Atlantic Coast Conference women’s soccer teams found themselves ranked in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America Top 25.
Four teams landed in the top 10 led by North Carolina (15-5-3) with the No. 1 final ranking. ACC regular season champion Florida State (20-4-0) finished at No. 4, followed by Duke (15-6-2) at No. 8 and ACC Champion Virginia (18-5-1) at No. 10. Wake Forest (14-6-3) and Maryland (14-7-2) were ranked at No. 15 and No. 16, respectively, while Virginia Tech (13-6-1) and Boston College (11-8-3) received votes in the final poll.
It was another banner year for ACC Women’s Soccer as North Carolina claimed the league’s 21st NCAA Championship title, and nine schools earned berths in the NCAA Championship, matching the NCAA record set by the ACC in 2011. Of those nine, seven advanced to the second round, four to the third round, three to the quarterfinals and two advanced to the College Cup. Florida State was ranked No. 1 for nine weeks of the season, while a total of eight teams held a Top 25 ranking for at least 10 weeks of the 2012 season.