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UCLA Men's Soccer Picked to Finish First in Pac-12
By: UCLA Athletics

For the fourth consecutive year, the UCLA men's soccer team has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the Pac-12.

The Bruins, who have won the last two Pac-12 championships, four out of the last five and eight in the conference's 13-year history, received all five possible first-place votes for a total of 25 points. Washington earned 19 points with one first-place vote to place second overall. Stanford followed in third place with 15 points while California and San Diego State came in at fourth and fifth respectively. Oregon State wrapped up the preseason poll in sixth with six points.

UCLA went 13-3-3 in 2012 and returns six starters off of last year's squad that reached the NCAA Tournament for the 30th consecutive year. Ranked No. 9 in the NSCAA preseason poll, the Bruins will open their season at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic in Bloomington, Ind. UCLA will kick off the tournament against seventh-ranked Notre Dame at 2 p.m. PT on Aug. 30 before taking on top-ranked and defending NCAA champion Indiana on Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. PT.

2013 Pac-12 Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll
1. UCLA (5) - 25 pts.
2. Washington (1) - 19
3. Stanford - 15
4. California - 13
5. San Diego State - 12
6. Oregon State - 6

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Tuesday, Aug 18
vs. Mexican U-17 ...
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1
Saturday, Aug 22
vs. San Francisco
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. New Mexico
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 04 - 4:00 PM PST
at Maryland
College Park, MD
Monday, Sep 07 - 10:00 AM PST
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. UC Riverside
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Sep 21 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. VCU
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 1:30 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Sunday, Oct 04 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Monday, Oct 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 16 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Oct 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 8:00 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 3:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 10:00 AM PST
at Akron
Akron, OH
Friday, Nov 06 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 08 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 14 - 7:00 PM PST
at San Diego State
San Diego, CA
Thursday, Nov 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 29 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
TBA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS