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NCAA.com | October 12, 2021

Women's soccer rankings: Pepperdine's historic start moves Waves into top 5

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Pepperdine women's soccer's best start in program history has moved the Waves into the top 5 of the new United Soccer Coaches poll.

The Waves are No. 4 in the top 25 and have two first-place votes thanks to the 12-1 start. Here's a look at some of the school records Pepperdine has accomplished this season:

  • The 12-1 start is the best through 13 games
  • Currently on a school-record 10-game winning streak (10-0-0)
  • The six consecutive shutouts ties the team record (2004). Pepperdine hasn't allowed a goal in 604 minutes of play

Pepperdine moved up two spots to get its No. 4 ranking. That leaves it behind only No. 1 Florida State, No. 2 Virginia and No. 3 North Carolina — and it makes the Waves the highest-ranked non-ACC team.

Here's the full top 25:

RANK

SCHOOL

POINTS

RECORD

PREVIOUS

1 Florida State (31) 842 13-0-0 1
2 Virginia (1) 804 12-1-1 2
3 North Carolina 764 10-1-2 5
4 Pepperdine (2) 718 12-1-0 6
5 Southern California 682 10-2-0 11
6 Arkansas 658 11-2-0 7
7 UCLA 642 11-0-2 3
8 Duke 628 9-2-1 4
9 Rutgers 573 11-2-0 8
10 Tennessee 508 12-1-0 12
11 TCU 479 11-2-1 13
12 Hofstra 446 12-1-0 10
13 Stanford 425 10-3-0 14
14 Memphis 369 10-1-1 21
15 BYU 332 8-3-1 20
16 Harvard 293 9-0-1 18
17 Notre Dame 264 12-1-1 24
18 Ole Miss 255 10-2-2 NR
19 Purdue 232 10-2-2 25
20 SMU 213 8-2-1 15
21 West Virginia 174 8-3-2 9
22 Michigan 159 9-2-3 16
23 Auburn 119 10-3-0 22
24 Oregon State 87 11-2-0 NR
25 Texas 64 8-3-3 NR

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