The Cardinal rule is resumed.
Stanford finishes the 2019 Women's Division I college season as the No. 1 team in the postseason Top 25 rankings after winning Sunday's national championship on penalty kicks. It marks the first time the Cardinal have sat atop the rankings this season.
Runners up for the second straight season, North Carolina finishes their excellent campaign with a 24-1-2 record and in the No. 2 spot. College Cup and Stanford's Pac-12 peers UCLA and Washington State round out the top four teams.