No. 2 Stanford Welcomes No. 8 California In Final Dual Meet Of The Season Saturday
Feb. 16, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008 (1 pm, PT)
No. 8 California (5-1, 4-1 Pac-10) at No. 2 Stanford (6-1, 5-0 Pac-10)
Avery Aquatic Center Stanford, CA
Notes: *Short-Course Yards Meet
STANFORD LOOKING TO WRAP UP UNBEATEN PAC-10 DUAL MEET SEASON
No. 2 Stanford (6-1, 5-0 Pac-10) can wrap up an unbeaten Pac-10 dual meet season with a victory over Bay Area rival and No. 8 California (5-1, 4-1 Pac-10) in the final dual meet of the 2007-08 regular season at the Avery Aquatic Center on Saturday, February 16. A victory would also give the Cardinal its 12th straight Pac-10 dual meet victory and second straight unbeaten run through the Pac-10 as Stanford was 6-0 in the conference in 2006. Calfornia's 169-131 victory over the Cardinal the last time the teams met on The Farm (February 11, 2006) marks Stanford's most recent Pac-10 dual meet loss.
Stanford holds a 30-4 all-time advantage in the all-time series between the schools. However, Calfornia has won the last two meets between the teams swam at the Avery Aquatic Center. Stanford had won 27 consecutive meetings between the clubs before California broke the long streak with a thrilling 151-149 victory over the Cardinal in front of an Avery Aquatic Center record crowd of 1784 on Valentine's Day in 2004. Stanford has rebounded to win two of the last three meets between the schools but California was also a winner the last time the teams met on The Farm with a 169-131 victory on February 11, 2006. Stanford has fared much better than California in postseason action. The Cardinal has finished higher than the Golden Bears in all 21 years of the existence of the Pac-10 Championships and in the first 25 NCAA Championships contested from 1981-2005. California has managed to finish one place higher than Stanford at each of the last two NCAA meets, taking fourth compared to Stnaford's fifth in 2006 and third with Stanford finishing fourth in 2007.