3. Wake Forest – Winston-Salem, NC
Wake Forest has always been one of the top college soccer schools in America even though they only have one NCAA championship which they won in 2007. However, they play in the most competitive conference in the country, the Atlantic Coast Conference, and won their conference tournament in 2018. What makes this conference so difficult is the likes of Louisville, Clemson, Virginia, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Duke, and Virginia Tech also all competing in that division. All of those teams finished in the top 15 of the NCAA rankings so you can see why this division is the most difficult. Wake Forest finished #2 in the 2018 NCAA rankings with a 18-3-0 record. Wake Forest are also known for sending many players over to the MLS. Based off their 2019 schedule and difficult conference, we predict Wake Forest to finish #8 overall in the 2019 NCAA standings.