Women's Soccer Picked to Win Pac-10

Aug. 16, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Defending co-Conference champion UCLA has been voted as the favorite to win this year's Pac-10 women's soccer title, according to the Pac-10 Preseason Coaches' Poll released on Tuesday. The Bruins, who were also named the favorites in 2004, received eight of 10 first-place votes, while Stanford (1) and Arizona (1) received the remaining first-place nods.

Ending the season at an even .500 (9-9-1), USC was picked to place second. Just five points separate the fourth through sixth-place teams as Arizona was tabbed to finish fourth, Cal fifth and Arizona State sixth.

Last year UCLA advanced to the NCAA Finals, falling to Notre Dame on penalty kicks. The Bruins tied for the league championship with Arizona, as each team compiled a 6-3 league record. Arizona earned its first-ever share of the Pac-10 title and set a school record for wins on the season. Washington finished third in the Conference, ending its season with a 3-1 loss to Princeton in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship.

Five Pac-10 teams competed in the NCAA women's soccer championship last season: UCLA, Arizona, Washington, Stanford, and California.

Following are the results of the preseason coaches' poll (coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams)

First place votes are in parentheses

2005 Pre-Season Pac-10 Coaches Poll
1. UCLA (8)
2. USC
3. Stanford (1)
4. Arizona (1)
5. California
6. Arizona State
7. Washington
8. Washington State
9. Oregon State
10. Oregon

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
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
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Sep 06
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
L, 1 - 3
Thursday, Sep 17
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
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
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC
Sunday, Dec 06 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC