Cal Debuts at No. 3 in the first CSCAA Top 25 Poll

Oct. 24, 2007

Berkeley - The University of California women's swimming team debuted at No. 3 in the first installment of the CSCAA (College Swimming Coaches Association of America) top 25 poll released today. Only Auburn (No. 1) and Stanford (No. 2) rank higher than the Golden Bears.

The Pac-10 boasts five teams in the top 15 (No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 California, No. 4 Arizona, No. 14 UCLA and No. 15 USC).

Cal (1-0) cruised to a 163-90 dual meet victory over the Pacific Tigers on Oct. 5 in Berkeley and garnered 808.5 points at the TYR Invitational held in Roseville on Oct. 20. The TYR Invitational does not factor into Cal's overall record. The Bears have their next dual meet challenge on Nov. 2 vs. Washington at home.

This year's top 25 poll will be published eight times this season. Pollsters representing eight conferences along with two at-large voters have the task of ranking the top dual meet teams in the nation bi-weekly throughout the season. Additionally, the group of pollsters is completely different for the men's and women's rankings. This poll should not be confused with the results of the NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving championships that will take place in March.

The next poll results will be released on November 1, 2007.

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