This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer (8/28/01)

Aug. 28, 2001

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The second season of Pac-10 men's soccer gets underway this week, with all five teams hitting the road and four teams opening in tournament action. Three Pac-10 teams are ranked in the preseason polls -- No. 7/24 UCLA, No. 11/No. 12 WASHINGTON and No. 14/No. 6 STANFORD ... Four teams will tangle with Top-10 opposition in the first weekend of play. The Bruins head east to compete in the Virginia Tournament, with a first-round matchup against No. 15/NR Maryland. UCLA faces the No. 3/No. 7 host Cavaliers Sept. 2 ... No. 11/No. 12 WASHINGTON travels to the Connecticut Tournament, where it meets preseason consensus No. 1 UConn Sept. 1 ... No. 14/No. 6 STANFORD competes in the University of Portland Tournament, while OREGON STATE travels to Drake and No. 8/No. 2 Creighton. CALIFORNIA travels to the Cal State Fullerton Tournament, which features a Sept. 2 meeting with No. 6/No. 8 Clemson.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Aug. 31CALIFORNIA vs. Loyola-Maryland, 4:30 p.m. (1)UCLA vs. Maryland, 5 p.m. (3)WASHINGTON vs. Fairleigh Dickinson, 5 p.m. (4)

Sat., Sept. 1STANFORD vs. Gonzaga, 12 noon (2)OREGON STATE at Drake, 5 p.m.WASHINGTON at Connecticut, 7:30 p.m. (4)

Sun., Sept. 2UCLA at Virginia, 2:30 p.m. (3)CALIFORNIA vs. Clemson, 4:30 p.m. (1)OREGON STATE at Creighton, 7:30 p.m.

Mon., Sept. 3STANFORD at Portland, 2:15 p.m. (2)

Tournaments/Locations(1) Cal State Fullerton Tourn., Fullerton, Calif.(2) Univ. of Portland Tourn., Portland, Ore.(3) Univ. of Virginia Tourn., Charlottesville, Va.(4) Univ. of Connecticut Tourn., Storrs, Conn.

All times are local to game sites.

HERMANN AWARD NOMINEESD Lee Morrison, STAND Alex Yi, UCLA

PRESEASONALL-AMERICANSCOLLEGESOCCER.COMFirst TeamD Lee Morrison, STAND Bryn Ritchie, WASHSecond TeamD Alex Yi, UCLAHonorable MentionD Nelson Akwari, UCLA

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Fri., Sept. 7STANFORD vs. Loyola Marymount, 11:30 a.m. (5)CS Fullerton at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m. (5)OREGON STATE at Santa Clara, 2 p.m.UCLA at San Francisco, 7 p.m. (6)

Sat., Sept. 8WASHINGTON vs. Indiana, 12 noon (7)

Sun., Sept. 9STANFORD vs. CS Fullerton, 11:30 a.m. (5)Loyola Marymount at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m. (5)OREGON STATE at San Francisco, 5 p.m.UCLA vs. Santa Clara, 12 noon (6)WASHINGTON vs. William & Mary, 12 noon (7)

Tournaments/Locations(5) adidas Cal Legacy Classic, Berkeley, Calif.(6) Univ. of San Francisco Tourn., San Francisco, Calif.(7) adidas Portland Invitational, Portland, Ore.

All times are local to game sites.

THE POLLS

NSCAA TOP 25(Preseason - Aug. 15)	1.	Connecticut (20-3-2)	2.	Creighton (22-4-0)	3.	SMU (20-5-0)	4.	Indiana (16-6-0)	5.	North Carolina (21-3-0)	6.	STANFORD (18-3-1)	7.	Virginia (17-6-1)	8.	Clemson (14-4-2)	9.	Brown (13-6-1)	10.	San Diego (16-2-2)	11.	St. John's (14-5-2)	12.	WASHINGTON (14-6-0)	13.	Duke (15-6-0)	14.	San Jose State (20-1-1)	15.	St. Louis (13-3-2)	16.	Rhode Island (17-6-1)	17.	South Carolina (12-4-3)	18.	Ohio State (12-5-4)	19.	UAB (14-5-2)	20.	James Madison (17-4-1)	21.	Illinois-Chicago (18-4-2)	22.	Furman (17-4-2)	23.	Kentucky (11-9-2)	24.	UCLA (12-7-0)	25.	William & Mary (12-9-2)

SOCCER AMERICA(Preseason - Aug. 22) 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)

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