Men's Soccer Ranked No. 4 In College Soccer News Pre-Season Poll

Aug. 4, 2005

The UCLA men's soccer team has been ranked No. 4 in the College Soccer News preseason poll. The Bruins, which finished the 2004 campaign with a 14-4-2 record, will face nine other Top 30 teams in 2005, including No. 1 Indiana in an Aug. 19 exhibition and No. 25 Santa Clara and No. 3 Maryland on opening weekend in September.

Two-time defending NCAA champion Indiana sits atop the polls, followed by Duke, Maryland, UCLA and St. John's. New Mexico, UC Santa Barbara, Creighton, Connecticut and SMU round out the Top 10.

The Bruins kick off play on Aug. 19 with an exhibition against Indiana in Ft. Wayne. The Bruins will officially open the regular season against Santa Clara on Sept. 2 at Fullerton and will host Maryland on Sept. 4 at Frank W. Marshall Field at Drake Stadium. Other home games for UCLA include matches against No. 7 UC Santa Barbara (Oct. 20), No. 22 California (Sept. 30) and No. 26 Washington (Oct. 30).

College Soccer News has also ranked UCLA's recruiting class No. 4 in the nation.

College Soccer News National Pre-Season Rankings
1. Indiana
2. Duke
3. Maryland
4. UCLA
5. St. Johns
6. New Mexico
7. UC Santa Barbara
8. Creighton
9. Connecticut
10. SMU
11. Virginia
12. Virginia Commonwealth
13. UNC-Greensboro
14. Wake Forest
15. Tulsa
16. San Francisco
17. Northwestern
18. James Madison
19. Notre Dame
20. Saint Louis
21. Boston College
22. California
23. Seton Hall
24. Ohio State
25. Santa Clara
26. Washington
27. Memphis
28. Loyola Marymount
29. Michigan
30. Cal State Northridge


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
Sunday, Nov 29 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
TBA
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