ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Reinhardt University is the heavy favorite to win the 2015 Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) women's soccer championship, according the AAC Coaches' Poll released on Tuesday.
Reinhardt collected 10 first-place votes for 120 total voting points, the most any one team could receive. Tennessee Wesleyan College is next in line with 105 voting points, while Point University and Truett-McConnell College are tied for third with 86 points each. St. Andrews University, which picked up the only other first-place vote, is fifth at 85 points.
Making up the rest of the field are Columbia College (62 points), Montreat College (60), Milligan College (53), Union College (29), Bryan College (28) and Bluefield College (12).
Reinhardt won the 2014 AAC Tournament championship and advanced to the NAIA National Championship Tournament, going 15-4-2 overall. St. Andrews won the regular-season title last season with a 7-1-2 league mark.
The poll was voted upon by the women's soccer coaches of the AAC, ranking the teams 1-10 outside of their own team.
The regular-season will get underway on Aug. 19, while the AAC Tournament is scheduled to begin Nov. 3 with the championship match slated for Nov. 13.
AAC Women's Soccer Coaches' Poll
School (1st-Place Votes)
1. Reinhardt (10)
2. Tennessee Wesleyan
5. St. Andrews (1)