Wake Forest, led by 2002 ACC Coach of the Year Jay Vidovich, will open its regular season with the Wake Forest adidas Classic at Spry Stadium, a round-robin event that features perennial national powers Connecticut, St. John's and North Carolina. The Huskies and Red Storm are both ranked in the top 15.
Maryland is the publication's preseason number one. The Terrapins are followed by defending national champion UCLA, St. John's, Wake Forest and Stanford in the top five. SMU, Penn State, Creighton, Furman and Indiana round out the top ten.
Other Atlantic Coast Conference schools in the top 30 include Clemson (13), Virginia (21) and Duke (24).
The College Soccer News Preseason Top 30: 1. Maryland 2. UCLA 3. St. John's 4. Wake Forest 5. Stanford 6. SMU 7. Penn State 8. Creighton 9. Furman 10. Indiana 11. Wisconsin-Milwaukee 12. Notre Dame 13. Clemson 14. Boston College 15. Connecticut 16. St. Louis 17. Pennsylvania 18. California 19. UC-Santa Barbara 20. New Mexico 21. Virginia 22. Coastal Carolina 23. Washington 24. Duke 25. Portland 26. Northeastern 27. San Diego 28. UAB 29. Michigan 30. Bradley