Top Drawer Soccer released its women's soccer preseason top 25 poll, with three Big Ten Conference teams among the top 25. Penn State led the way at No. 5, followed by 17th-ranked Illinois and No. 23 Michigan.
Penn State won its 15th consecutive Big Ten Championship last season, while Illinois finished as the runner-up in the 2012 Big Ten Tournament. Michigan advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
The Big Ten women's soccer season officially kicks off on Friday, with all 12 teams in action. Conference play is slated to begin on Sept. 19, when Michigan State visits Nebraska. The Big Ten Tournament will be hosted by Illinois from Nov. 6-10.