Women's fall countdown: No. 29 Miami

Miami head coach Patti Rizzo and junior Kailey Walsh

Women's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Alison LeeUCLA  69.96 
2Stephanie MeadowAlabama  70.17 
3Gaby LopezArkansas  70.29 
4Noemi JimenezArizona St  70.31 
5Celine BoutierDuke  70.40 

Women's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Southern California 70.64  13 
2UCLA 70.83  12 
3Duke 70.89  11 
4Stanford 71.74  13 
5Arizona State 71.75  12 

Next up on our women's 2014 fall countdown, No. 29 Miami:

Editor's note: The rankings are those of our college expert, Julie Williams, as he looked ahead to the collegiate preseason. The official Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings won't be available until a couple of the weeks into the fall season.

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Miami Hurricanes

Preseason rank: 29

Final 2013-14 Golfweek/Sagarin ranking: 35

2013-14 in review: Miami drew attention to itself with a third-place finish (behind UCLA and Arizona State) at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational. It was a sign the Hurricanes could compete with the top teams in the nation. Miami continued to contend in tough events but never got a win. The team finished T-5 at the ACC Championship, and missed advancing from the NCAA Central Regional when standout junior Leticia Ras-Anderica was unable to compete that week.

Notable departures: None

Key returners: Dani Darquea, Leticia Ras-Anderica, Kailey Walsh

Newcomers of note: None

Circled on fall calendar: Windy City Collegiate

Fall outlook: The Miami lineup will look identical to last year since all the major players return for another try. Under head coach Patti Rizzo, the Hurricanes are experiencing a resurgence – Miami owns five national titles, the last coming in 1984. Rizzo has expertly gathered an international roster that contains deep talent. Spaniard Ras-Anderica, Ecuador’s Darquea and Boca Raton, Fla., native Walsh will lead, but three more players can contribute low scores.

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