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Wisconsin shoots up Top 25 rankings update

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: September 8, 2014

It's still early in the women's college soccer season, but possible contenders are starting to crop up outside of the usual suspects.

Last year, the Big Ten saw Nebraska and Michigan put together strong campaigns. And while Penn State looks good early on, it's Wisconsin that has climbed the ladder in this week's rankings update. The Badgers traveled to the Pacific Northwest for a pair of tricky matchups, and passed them with ease, topping Washington 4-0 and blanking Portland 3-0. The pair of wins saw them climb up to No. 12 in the TDS Top 25.

Else where in the rankings, it was an upset special for Florida, which traveled to Tallehasse and upset ACC power Florida State. With both the Seminoles and Texas A&M slipping up, Virginia and Virginia Tech round out the top three teams in the nation. The Cavaliers traveled to Alabama and beat both the Crimson Tide and Samford, while the Hokies secured a statement win against Georgetown (6-1) and UNC Wilmington 2-0.

After a slow start to the season, North Carolina picked up a pair of wins against ranked opposition. The Tar Heels beat Penn State in overtime, while following that up with a 2-1 victory against Arkansas.

Entering this week's rankings were Clemson, thanks in part to a big 1-0 win against South Carolina, while USC, Kentucky and Kansas also entered the Top 25, as their strong starts to the 2014 campaign continued over the weekend.

To see this week's rankings, click here.

 
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