Cardinal Selected No. 10 In NSCAA Preseason National Rankings

Aug. 12, 2008

STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford women's soccer team checked in at No. 10 in the NSCAA/adidas Preseason National Rankings in a poll released today by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Stanford joins two Pac-10 foes in the top-10 as last year's national champion USC was honored with the top spot, while UCLA followed at No. 2.

Earlier today, Stanford was selected to win the Pac-10 in the conference's preseason coaches' poll, with UCLA coming in at second and USC rounding out the top-three.

Of the top-25 teams chosen to the NSCAA preseason poll, Stanford will face seven of those squads, including No. 3 North Carolina. To see the complete poll, please click here.

NSCAA/adidas Preseason National Rankings
1) USC*
2) UCLA*
3) North Carolina*
4) Florida State
5) Notre Dame
6) Portland
6) Virginia
8) Texas
9) Penn State
10) Stanford
11) Connecticut
12) West Virginia
13) Tennessee
14) Boston College*
15) Texas A&M
16) Duke
17) California*
18) Georgia*
19) Illinois
20) Florida
21) Wake Forest
22) Santa Clara*
23) Oklahoma State
24) Purdue
25) San Diego
* denotes Stanford regular-season opponent

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