UCLA Soccer Teams Earn Pre-Season Top 10 Ranking By Soccer America Magazine

Aug. 22, 2001

Soccer America magazine has selected both the UCLA men's and women's soccer teams as pre-season Top 10 picks. The UCLA women are ranked No. 3, while the UCLA men are ranked No. 7.

The UCLA women open their season Sept. 1 against No. 2 Portland in a rematch of the 2000 NCAA semifinals, which UCLA won, 1-0. The Bruins also have games against No. 6 Santa Clara, No. 9 Washington, No. 11 California, No. 14 Stanford and No. 20 William & Mary.

The Bruin men will face two of the Top 15 teams in the first weekend of play when they open against No. 15 Maryland on Aug. 31 and No. 3 Virginia on Sept. 2 at the Virginia Soccer Classic. UCLA also faces No. 9 San Diego and No. 19 South Carolina, in addition to two matchups apiece between conference foes No. 11 Washington and No. 14 Stanford.

Defending champions Connecticut (men) and North Carolina (women) hold the No. 1 rankings.

Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 20

1. Connecticut (20-3-2). 2. SMU (20-5-0). 3. Virginia (17-6-1). 4. Indiana (16-6-0). 5. Furman (17-4-2). 6. Clemson (14-4-2). 7. UCLA (12-7-0). 8. Creighton (22-4-0). 9. San Diego (16-2-2). 10. St. John's (14-5-2). 11. Washington (14-6-0). 12. North Carolina (21-3-0). 13. St. Louis (13-3-3). 14. Stanford (18-3-1). 15. Maryland (10-9-1). 16. James Madison (17-4-1). 17. Bradley (15-7-2). 18. Penn State (13-6-2). 19. South Carolina (12-4-3). 20. Duke (15-6-0).

Soccer America Women's Preseason Top 20

1. North Carolina (21-3-0). 2. Portland (18-4-0). 3. UCLA (19-4-1). 4. Nebraska (22-2-0). 5. Virginia (11-8-1). 6. Santa Clara (16-7-1). 7. Penn State (22-3-1). 8. Notre Dame (23-1-1). 9. Washington (18-3-0). 10. Clemson (19-3-1). 11. California (17-3-1). 12. Florida State (14-8-2). 13. Texas A&M (18-7-0). 14. Stanford (14-6-1). 15. Connecticut (17-7-2). 16. Florida (16-8-0). 17. Wake Forest (11-8-2). 18. Texas (12-7-0). 19. Duke (14-8-1). 20. William & Mary (15-6).

o Last year's final record in parentheses.


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
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
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
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
TBA
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