Bruins Selected Fifth in Pac-12 Coaches Preseason Poll

Aug. 10, 2011

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The UCLA women's volleyball team was selected fifth in the Pac-12 Coaches Preseason Poll, as announced by the conference on Wednesday.

The Bruins received 90 points, two shy of fourth-place Stanford and seven behind third-place Washington.

USC was the coaches' unanimous selection as the top team, earning all 11 possible first-place votes and 121 points, followed by California, which received 105 points and one first-place nod. The rest of the top half of the poll included Washington (97 pts.), Stanford (92), UCLA and Oregon (65).

Arizona was seventh with 62 points, followed by Arizona State (48), Oregon State (41), Utah (38), Colorado (18) and Washington State (15).

Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams. The point system rewarded 11 points for first, 10 for second, etc., all the way down to one point for last.

The first chance to catch the Bruins, who opened preseason practice on Tuesday, will be on Saturday, Aug. 20 with the Alumni Match scheduled for 4 p.m. at the John Wooden Center.

UCLA's season-opening tournament will take place at Loyola Marymount, as the Bruins face Quinnipiac on Friday, Aug. 26 at 4 p.m., Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 12:30 p.m. and LMU later that night at 7:30 p.m.

2011 Pac-12 Coaches Preseason Poll
1. USC 121 pts.
2. California 105 pts.
3. Washington 97 pts.
4. Stanford 92 pts.
5. UCLA 90 pts.
6. Oregon 65 pts.
7. Arizona 62 pts.
8. Arizona State 48 pts.
9. Oregon State 41 pts.
10. Utah 38 pts.
11. Colorado 18 pts.
12. Washington State 15 pts.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Sep 05 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
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