No. 14 Stanford Picked to Finish Third in the Pac-10

Aug. 16, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford women's soccer has been picked to finish third in the conference, as voted by the conference's coaches in the 2005 Pac-10 preseason poll. Defending co-Conference champion and NCAA finalist UCLA was picked to finish first with eight first-place votes, with the Cardinal and co-Pac-10 champion Arizona both receiving a first-place nod.

The Cardinal finished with 64 points, just one point behind second-place USC. Stanford, one of five conference teams to compete in the NCAA Tournament last year, finished the 2004 campaign with a 13-6-2 record and a fourth-place conference finish with a 4-3-2 mark.

Stanford, ranked No. 14 in the nation, opens the 2005 season at Portland on Saturday, August 27.

2005 Pac-10 Preseason Coaches' Poll
Team, Points Received
1. UCLA (8), 80
2. USC, 65
3. Stanford (1), 64
4. Arizona (1), 55
5. California, 51
6. Arizona State, 50
7. Washington, 33
8. Washington State, 22
9. Oregon State, 20
10. Oregon, 10

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