UCLA and Stanford Ranked in NSCAA Poll

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA and Stanford received their second national rankings of the 2010 season Tuesday, when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) released its preseason poll. UCLA, the 2009 Pac-10 Champion, was tabbed No. 5, while STANFORD holds the No. 13 ranking.

The Bruins finished last season with a 12-4-4 record and an NCAA quarterfinal appearance. They will face three other teams appearing in the NSCAA rankings - No. 8 UC Santa Barbara, Stanford and No. 20 Indiana. The Bruins kick off play against Notre Dame on September 3 at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic in Bloomington, Ind.

Stanford, third in the Pac-10 in 2009, completed the season with a 12-6-2 overall record and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The Cardinal will see No. 10 Harvard in addition to UCLA this season. Stanford begins play September 1 against Vermont in Burlington, Vt.

In the College Soccer News 2010 Preseason Top 30 national poll, UCLA was ranked No. 8, with Stanford at No. 14.

NSCAA Preseason Poll

    1.    Akron
    2.    Virginia
    3.    Wake Forest
    4.    North Carolina
    5.    UCLA
    6.    Maryland
    7.    Tulsa
    8.    UC Santa Barbara
    9.    Northwestern
    10.    Harvard
    11.    Duke
    12.    Boston College
    13.    STANFORD
    14.    Drake
    15.    Monmouth
    16.    South Florida
    17.    St. John's
    18.    Ohio State
    19.    Portland
    20.    Louisville
    21.    Indiana
    22.    Connecticut
    23.    UNC Wilmington
    24.    Michigan State
    25.    UC Irvine

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