There is room for speculation and debate regarding most pre-season polls, but it is generally considered better to be ranked than not. PV's women's soccer team is not only ranked they are the nation's #1 team in the NJCAA pre-season poll.
The lofty ranking is not undeserved though as the Pumas finished last year 25-0-1 and captured the program's third NJCAA National Championship in seven years.
The 2017 Pumas will look to establish their own identity and accomplishments. In addition to eight returning sophomores, the Pumas have three sophomore transfers and eight freshmen on tap.
PV opens conference play today, August 22 against Pima in Tucson at 4:30pm.
To see the NJCAA preseason poll, click here: http://www.njcaa.org/sports/wsoc/2017-18/div1/polls