This poll features the Skyd staff rankings of the top 20 women’s college teams in the nation heading into the regular season. Check below for Some insight into our rankings
|Easterns 2014 College Pools (Open)|
|Pool A||Pool B||Pool C||Pool D|
|#1 North Carolina (AC)||#6 Florida (SE)||#16 Harvard (NE)||#4 Florida State (SE)|
|Michigan (GL)||#7 Minnesota (NC)||#13 Central Florida (SE)||#2 Pittsburgh (OV)|
|Massachusetts (NE)||#10 Stanford (SW)||UNC-Wilmington (AC)||Luther (NC)|
|#12 Carleton (NC)||Whitman (NW)||Georgia (SE)||Illinois (GL)|
1. Oregon Fugue
Won everything they entered in 2010, save a loss to the alumni team at Sundodger this pre-season. They’ve lost some key players from last year’s team, but remain deeper than just about every other team in the nation. Split Fugue in two and they might field two teams worthy of a top 10 ranking.
2. UCSB Burning Skirts
Fresh off a loss in the finals, still able to taste their 2009 championship. The Skirts are always strong and always hungry for gold. Expect to see them spending a season waiting to challenge Fugue again.
3. Wisconsin Bella Donna
Lost superstar Georgia Boschsser, but gained others who should be able to fill the gap and keep the team in title contention.
4. Stanford Superfly
A history of winning, backed up by a dominant performance this past weekend at the SB Invite, including a 13-9 win in the finals against #2 ranked UCSB. Superfly is one of the most successful college teams ever. They’re no stranger to the championship and could easily make it this year.
5. Sonoma State D’vine
For a team which is in it’s infancy compared to the other teams in the top 5, four year-old D’vine has made quite an impact. Last year they missed the College Championships by two spots, this year they placed 4th in a very competitive SB Invite. Look for them to make more waves and upset the order in the newly formulated SW region.
6. Washington Element
An earlier than expected exit at 2010 Nationals hurt; losing Shannon O’malley probably hurts worse. With a reloaded coaching squad and a new pool of talent, Element should be able to stand up to the pressure at the Championships.
9. UBC Lady Thunderbirds
Returning a large group of talented players, hungry for a return to the Championship stage.