UCLA Men Head Top Drawer Soccer Pre-Season Rankings

Aug. 17, 2006

Online soccer source Top Drawer Soccer has selected UCLA as the NCAA title favorite in its pre-season Men's Tournament 48 National Ranking. The rankings are based on the 48-team field for the NCAA Tournament, reflecting the automatic bids given to Division I conference champions. The ranking is intended to be a running projection of who will qualify for the post-season tournament.

Soccer America has selected UCLA as its pre-season No. 5 team, citing the Bruins' large talent pool from the youth national team ranks.

The Bruins are also ranked No. 10 in the NSCAA/adidas pre-season poll and No. 8 in the College Soccer News poll.

UCLA opens the season against Cal State Northridge (ranked No. 23 by Soccer America) on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Frank W. Marshall Field at Drake Stadium. Game time is set for 7 pm.

Top Drawer Soccer Men's Tournament 48 National Ranking - Preseason
1. UCLA - Pac 10
2. Maryland - ACC
3. Virginia - ACC/At-Large
4. California - Pac 10/At-Large
5. North Carolina - ACC/At-Large
6. Indiana - Big 10
7. Southern Methodist - Conference USA
8. Creighton - Missouri Valley
9. South Florida - Big East
10. Clemson - ACC/At Large
11. Connecticut - Big East/At-Large
12. St. Johns - Big East/At-Large
13. Notre Dame - Big East/At-Large
14. Penn State - Big Ten/At-Large
15. New Mexico - Mountain Pacific
16. South Carolina - Conference USA/At-Large

For the complete list, visit Top Drawer Soccer.

Soccer America Men's Top 25
TEAM (2005 RECORD)
1 North Carolina (17-4-3)
2 SMU (14-6-3)
3 Virginia (12-5-3)
4 Maryland (19-4-2)
5 UCLA (12-5-3)
6 Clemson (15-6-3)
7 Akron (18-1-4)
8 Connecticut (16-3-2)
9 South Florida (13-6-2)
10 Notre Dame (12-8-3)
11 Penn State (13-7-2)
12 UNC Greensboro (16-6-1)
13 Creighton (15-5-3)
14 Indiana (13-3-6)
15 Duke (12-5-3)
16 New Mexico (18-2-3)
17 San Francisco (11-6-4)
18 Wake Forest (13-8-2)
19 Virginia Tech (10-5-5)
20 California (14-4-3)
21 UC Santa Barbara (13-5-3)
22 Old Dominion (15-4-2)
23 Cal State Northridge (15-4-3)
24 Wisconsin-Milwaukee (14-5-4)
25 Saint Louis (9-5-5)


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
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