Reigning WIAA state champion Milwaukee Marquette tops the first Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Division 1 boys poll of the season.
Five of the teams that qualified for the state tournament last fall are in the top 10 in the state's largest division, with No. 2 Green Bay Preble, joint No. 3s Middleton and Kettle Moraine – state runner-up in 2011 – and No. 5 Brookfield East joining the Hilltoppers.
Marquette and Preble played to a 2-2 draw Saturday in the final of Brookfield East's Al Gusho Memorial Tournament, with the Hilltoppers claiming the title 7-6 on penalty kicks.
In the other two divisions, last season's runners-up start this year atop the rankings.
Waukesha Catholic Memorial – a state finalist each of the past five years – heads up the Division 2 poll, with 2011 champion Mount Horeb checking in at No. 3. Two-time defending Division 3 champion Racine Prairie School is second behind Winnebago Lutheran in Division 3.
|WSCA STATE POLLS: Aug. 27, 2012|
|DIVISION 1||Record||2011 final|
|2||Green Bay Preble||4-0-3||NR|
|Madison West, Menomonee Falls, Hartland Arrowhead, Eau Claire Memorial, Brookfield Central.|
|DIVISION 2||Record||2011 final|
|1||Waukesha Catholic Memorial||3-1-1||1|
|5||Green Bay Notre Dame||3-1-1||2|
|Appleton Fox Valley Lutheran, Grafton, Madison Edgewood, Shorewood, Plymouth.|
|DIVISION 3||Record||2011 final|
|2||Racine Prairie School||1-1-0||2|
|3||Racine St. Catherine's||1-0-1||HM|
|4||Green Bay NEW Lutheran||6-0-0||5|
Milwaukee Thomas More, Whitefish Bay Dominican, Milwaukee St. Anthony, Somers Shoreland Lutheran, La Crosse Aquinas.
Note: Records through Sunday