The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is the voter's choice in the 2015 Sooner Athletic Conference women's soccer pre-season poll, according to voting by the league's coaches.

USAO, who finished last season with a record of 18-2 and winner of the 2014 SAC regular-season, finished six points ahead of John Brown University, last year's SAC tournament runner-up. USAO was voted first on seven of the nine ballots and finished with a total of 78 points. JBU collected the other two first-place votes and totaled 72 points in the poll.

Oklahoma City University was picked third with 63 points, while Texas Wesleyan University was fourth (61), Wayland Baptist University fifth (54), and Mid-America Christian University sixth (47). Southwestern Christian University and St. Gregory's University shared the seventh spot with 33 points, followed by Southwestern Assemblies of God University with 24 and conference newcomer Bacone with 18.

The 2015 soccer season begins Aug. 21 with 10 teams scheduled to compete.  

The top eight teams in the final conference standings qualify for the SAC Postseason Tournament with the winner earning automatic qualification into the NAIA National Tournament.

2015 SAC Women's Soccer Pre-Season Poll

No.

Team

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

Total

1.

Science & Arts

7

 

1

      

78

2.

John Brown

2

4

2

      

72

3.

Oklahoma City

 

2

4

1

1

    

63

4.

Texas Wesleyan

 

3

1

2

2

    

61

5.

Wayland Baptist

  

1

4

3

    

54

6.

Mid-America Christian

   

2

3

3

   

47

7.

Southwestern Christian

     

2

5

1

 

33

Tie

St. Gregory's

     

3

3

2

 

33

9.

Southwestern Assemblies of God

      

1

6

1

24

10.

Bacone

     

1

  

7

19