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Bruins Sit Atop AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll
By: UCLA Athletics

Aug. 13, 2012

AVCA Preseason Poll
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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The defending champion Bruins were revealed as the preseason top-ranked team in the AVCA Coaches Poll, which was released on Monday. UCLA received 54 of 60 first-place votes and 1,485 points.

Seven of the Pac-12 teams are mentioned in the preseason poll. USC is ranked fifth, while Stanford comes in at sixth. Outside of the Top 10, Washington is #14, California is #17 and Oregon is #20. Arizona was featured in the others receiving votes.

Four of the Bruins' non-conference opponents are ranked in the preseason Top 25, including #4 Nebraska, which UCLA faces next Saturday, Aug. 25 in Lincoln. The Bruins also have three straight ranked matchups to end non-conference play on Sept. 9 at #8 Hawai'i, Sept. 12 vs. #11 Pepperdine at the John Wooden Center and Sept. 15 at #25 Colorado State.

The Bruins' top ranking is the third time they have been selected as the preseason #1 team. UCLA was #1 in the 1990 and 1992 preseason polls.

UCLA continues preseason practice and hosts the Alumni Match on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the John Wooden Center. Admission is free and entrance will be at the east end of JWC, at the same spot where fans entered during last regular season.

EVENT INFORMATION
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Thursday, Nov 12
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
(25-17, 17-25, 25-27, 25-23, 12-15)
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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