Bruins Picked Third in USA Today / CSTV Women's Volleyball Preseason Poll

Aug. 9, 2004

COLORADO SPRINGS - The UCLA women's volleyball team is ranked third in the USA Today/College Sports Television (CSTV) preseason coaches poll. The Bruins were ranked fifth in the final USA Today/American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll last season. UCLA returns five starters in addition to libero Chrissie Zartman for the 2004 season. The Bruins open their 2004 season on Sept. 1 at Cal State Northridge. UCLA's 2004 schedule features 10 opponents ranked in the top-25 of this poll, including top-ranked defending NCAA Champion USC, No. 6 Stanford, No. 7 Washington, No. 9 Pepperdine, No. 10 California, No. 13 Hawai'i, No. 15 Texas A&M, No. 17 Arizona, No. 22 Santa Clara and No. 24 Utah. The Bruins also travel to BYU, a team that received votes in the poll. UCLA was one of six teams from the Pacific-10 Conference in the poll. The Pac-10 is the only conference nationwide with five or more teams ranked in the Top 25. For the complete 2004 preseason poll, click here.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-27, 25-19)
Friday, Nov 20
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
(25-22, 22-25, 19-25, 28-26, 15-10)
Sunday, Nov 22
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
(22-25, 27-29, 27-25, 25-21, 10-15)
Wednesday, Nov 25
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 17-25, 25-19, 12-25, 15-12)
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 11-15)
Friday, Dec 04
vs. Lipscomb
Los Angeles, CA
(25-10, 25-22, 25-15)
Saturday, Dec 05
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
(23-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-20, 15-11)
Friday, Dec 11
at Texas
Austin, TX
(25-23, 22-25, 10-25, 20-25)
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