This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Aug. 23, 2005
Tues., Aug. 30
SAN DIEGO STATE at NJIT, 1 p.m. (X)
Thurs., Sept. 1
OREGON STATE at UC Davis, 5 p.m.
STANFORD at San Jose State, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 2
WASHINGTON at Cal Poly, 4:30 p.m. (2)
UCLA vs. Santa Clara, 5 p.m. (3)
CALIFORNIA vs. UC Santa Barbara, 7:30 p.m. (4)
SAN DIEGO STATE vs. Rutgers, 8 p.m. (5)
Sat., Sept. 3
OREGON STATE at St. Mary's, 1 p.m.
SAN DIEGO STATE vs. St. John's, 5:30 p.m. (5)
Sun., Sept. 4
WASHINGTON vs. Creighton, 12 p.m.
STANFORD at UC Davis, 1 p.m.
Maryland at UCLA, 1 p.m.
CALIFORNIA vs. UC Riverside, 2 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 5
OREGON STATE at Sacramento State, 2 p.m.
All times are local to game sites.
(1) IPFW Soccer Showcase Exhibition, Fort Wayne, Ind.
(2) Nike Invitational, Portland, Ore.
(3) Fullerton Diadora Classic, Fullerton, Calif.
(4) USB adidas Classic, Santa Barbara, Calif.
(5) Philips/adidas Classic, Piscataway, N.J.
NEWS AND NOTES
UCLA PICKED TO CAPTURE FOURTH STRAIGHT PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER TITLE
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- UCLA, coming off its third consecutive Pacific-10 Conference men's soccer title in 2004, was picked to win a fourth straight Conference crown by a vote of the league's coaches. The Bruins, who made their 22nd consecutive NCAA tournament appearance last season, received five first-place votes, while WASHINGTON received one.
UCLA received 25 total points, followed by Washington's 19. The Huskies edged out CALIFORNIA, picked third with 18 points. STANFORD, who began the 2004 season with five straight shutouts, tallied 13 points to place fourth, followed by OREGON STATE (10). In its first season in the Conference, SAN DIEGO STATE was picked to finish sixth (5).
Following are the results of the preseason coaches poll; coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams (points 5-4-3-2-1, first place votes in parentheses):
|1. UCLA (5)||25|
|2. Washington (1)||19|
|5. Oregon State||10|
|6. San Diego State||5|
Year Chmp. Pre. Pick2004 UCLA UCLA2003 UCLA UCLA2002 UCLA STAN2001 STAN WASH2000 WASH UCLA
2004 FINAL STANDINGS
1. UCLA%-NCAA 6-2 (.750), 14-4-2 (.750)2. California-NCAA 4-3-1 (.563), 13-4-3 (.725) Washington-NCAA 4-3-1 (.563), 11-7-2 (.600)4. Stanford 2-4-2 (.375), 7-6-5 (.528)5. Oregon State 2-6 (.250), 8-10-1 (.447)% Conference Champion
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