Defending state champion Wando (Mount Pleasant, S.C.), which went 26-4 last season, starts the 2012 spring high school season ranked No. 1 among Class 4A programs in the South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches preseason rankings. Wando is a team being considered for preseason No. 1 in the POWERADE FAB 50, when the spring rankings are released in early February.
3A Eastside (Taylors, S.C.), 2A Bishop England (Daniel Island, S.C.), 1A Christ Church (Greenville, S.C.) and SCISA Cardinal Newman (Columbia, S.C.) are the other preseason No. 1s in South Carolina.
In Class 4A, Wando is followed by Irmo (Columbia, S.C.), J.L. Mann (Greenville, S.C.), Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) and Fort Dorchester (North Charleston, S.C.).