Bruins Picked to Win Pac-10 Title!

Aug. 20, 2001

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--NCAA runner-up UCLA has been tabbed as the favorite to win the Pacific-10 Conference women's soccer title in a preseason vote of the head coaches. The Bruins received eight of 10 first-place votes, with CALIFORNIA (1) and WASHINGTON (1) also picking up first-place support.

Just six points separate the second- through fifth-place teams, as STANFORD finished fourth with 72 points, narrowly edging USC (71 pts.).

UCLA placed third in the Conference last year, compiling a 6-2-1 league mark before beginning its incredible NCAA Tournament run. The Bruins became the first Pac-10 team to reach the College Cup since Stanford in 1993, falling to North Carolina, 2-1, in the championship game. WASHINGTON captured last year's Pac-10 title with an 8-1 -0 league record, while CALIFORNIA placed second (7-2-0).

Last season, a record seven Pac-10 teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament: ARIZONA STATE, CALIFORNIA, STANFORD, UCLA, USC, WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON STATE.

Following are the results of the preseason coaches' poll (points 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1), first place votes in parentheses:

 1.	UCLA (8) - 97
	2.	California (1) - 77
	3.	Washington (1) - 75
	4.	Stanford - 72
	5.	USC - 71
	6.	Arizona State - 51
	7.	Washington St. - 39
	8.	Oregon State - 28
	9.	Arizona - 21
	10.	Oregon - 19

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
0-0
Friday, Aug 21
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
L, 0 - 1
Sunday, Aug 23
at San Diego
San Diego, CA
W, 1 - 0 (2OT)
Sunday, Aug 30 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:00 AM PST
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Thursday, Sep 17 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 01 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Oct 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 29 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 3:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
TBA
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