Florida State is again in the top spot, taking 32 first-place votes — No. 2 North Carolina and No. 4 UCLA received one top vote each. No. 3 Virginia, No. 5 Duke, No. 6 TCU and No. 7 Penn State remained in the same spots as well.
Georgetown, Santa Clara and Stanford round out the top 10, each moving up in the rankings from last week. But there could be some shakeup in the next poll, as UNC faces Stanford on Sunday and Virginia plays Santa Clara on Thursday.
South Carolina rises four spots to No. 12 after kicking off the season with four straight wins. BYU also made a notable jump in the rankings despite a loss to Auburn, defeating Southern Cal 2-1 on Thursday and moving up 10 spots from previously being ranked No. 24.
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United Soccer Coaches Top 25
|1||Florida State (32 first-place votes)||1||846||3-0-0|
|2||North Carolina (1)||2||817||4-0-0|
Records shown are through games of Aug. 29, 2021
Also receiving votes: Texas A&M (70); Cal (65); South Florida (62); Ohio State (53); Oklahoma State (45); Ole Miss (29); Long Beach State (29); Xavier (26); Arkansas (23); Memphis (15); Southern California (13); Colorado (13); Boston College (3); Notre Dame (2); Washington (1); Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1).
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Elsewhere, Clemson fell from No. 9 to No. 15 after suffering a 3-1 loss to Texas A&M on Saturday. Despite holding the preseason No. 9 ranking, Texas A&M remains left out of the top 25 after starting the season with two losses to No. 1 Florida State and No. 6 TCU.
Pepperdine also experienced a major shift in the rankings, dropping from No. 8 to No. 23 after losing to Long Beach State.
The four teams that made their way into the top 25 after previously being unranked are LSU (17), Pitt (20), Arizona State (21) and Hofstra (25).