Women's Soccer Picked to Finish Second in the Pac-10
Aug. 20, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The California women's soccer team has been picked to finish second in the Pac-10 in a preseason vote of the head coaches. The Golden Bears finished second in the conference last season with a 7-2 mark (17-3-1 overall).
NCAA runner-up UCLA has been tabbed to win the Pac-10 title this year after placing third a year ago at 6-2-1. The Bruins received eight of 10 first-place votes, with Cal (1) and Washington (1) also earning first-place support. Just six points separate the second through fifth-place teams, as the Bears garnered 77 points, while fifth-place USC notched 71.
Last season, a record seven Pac-10 teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament: Arizona State, California, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State.
Following are the results of the preseason coaches' poll (points 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1) with first-place votes in parenthesis:
1. UCLA (8) 97 2. California (1) 77 3. Washington (1) 75 4. Stanford 72 5. USC 71 6. Arizona State 51 7. Washington State 39 8. Oregon State 28 9. Arizona 21 10. Oregon 19