Huskies Picked To Win Men's Soccer Title (8/20/01)
Aug. 20, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--WASHINGTON, which captured the 2000 Pac-10 title and advanced to
its sixth straight NCAA Tournament, has been picked to defend its Conference championship by the Pac-10 men's soccer coaches.
The Huskies garnered 22 points, narrowly edging second-place UCLA (21 pts.). The Huskies
and Bruins received two first-place votes each, while STANFORD yielded the other. OREGON STATE finished fourth in the poll and CALIFORNIA was fifth.
Washington won the Pac-10 title with a 7-1-0 league mark last season. Stanford finished
second at 6-2-0, while UCLA compiled a 3-5-0 league record to finish third. The Huskies, Bruins and Cardinal advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Stanford and Washington reached the second round, with the Cardinal advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals.
Following are the results of the preseason coaches' poll (points 5-4-3-2-1), first place
votes in parentheses:
1. Washington (2) 22 2. UCLA (2) 21 3. Stanford (1) 17 4. Oregon State 8 5. California 7