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UCLA Soccer Teams Earn Pre-Season Top 10 Ranking By Soccer America Magazine
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  08/22/2001

Aug. 22, 2001

Soccer America magazine has selected both the UCLA men's and women's soccer teams as pre-season Top 10 picks. The UCLA women are ranked No. 3, while the UCLA men are ranked No. 7.

The UCLA women open their season Sept. 1 against No. 2 Portland in a rematch of the 2000 NCAA semifinals, which UCLA won, 1-0. The Bruins also have games against No. 6 Santa Clara, No. 9 Washington, No. 11 California, No. 14 Stanford and No. 20 William & Mary.

The Bruin men will face two of the Top 15 teams in the first weekend of play when they open against No. 15 Maryland on Aug. 31 and No. 3 Virginia on Sept. 2 at the Virginia Soccer Classic. UCLA also faces No. 9 San Diego and No. 19 South Carolina, in addition to two matchups apiece between conference foes No. 11 Washington and No. 14 Stanford.

Defending champions Connecticut (men) and North Carolina (women) hold the No. 1 rankings.

Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 20

1. Connecticut (20-3-2). 2. SMU (20-5-0). 3. Virginia (17-6-1). 4. Indiana (16-6-0). 5. Furman (17-4-2). 6. Clemson (14-4-2). 7. UCLA (12-7-0). 8. Creighton (22-4-0). 9. San Diego (16-2-2). 10. St. John's (14-5-2). 11. Washington (14-6-0). 12. North Carolina (21-3-0). 13. St. Louis (13-3-3). 14. Stanford (18-3-1). 15. Maryland (10-9-1). 16. James Madison (17-4-1). 17. Bradley (15-7-2). 18. Penn State (13-6-2). 19. South Carolina (12-4-3). 20. Duke (15-6-0).

Soccer America Women's Preseason Top 20

1. North Carolina (21-3-0). 2. Portland (18-4-0). 3. UCLA (19-4-1). 4. Nebraska (22-2-0). 5. Virginia (11-8-1). 6. Santa Clara (16-7-1). 7. Penn State (22-3-1). 8. Notre Dame (23-1-1). 9. Washington (18-3-0). 10. Clemson (19-3-1). 11. California (17-3-1). 12. Florida State (14-8-2). 13. Texas A&M (18-7-0). 14. Stanford (14-6-1). 15. Connecticut (17-7-2). 16. Florida (16-8-0). 17. Wake Forest (11-8-2). 18. Texas (12-7-0). 19. Duke (14-8-1). 20. William & Mary (15-6).

o Last year's final record in parentheses.


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