This week in Pac-12 women's soccer

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• Two of the eight teams remaining in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship are Pac-12 teams, as UCLA and STANFORD advanced to the quarterfinals. Both teams will host this Friday, Nov. 28, with the Bruins playing Virginia and the Cardinal playing Florida. 

• A league-record nine Pac-12 women’s soccer teams earned berths to the 2014 NCAA Women’s College Cup. Two Conference teams earned top seeds, with UCLA and Stanford taking home two of the four No. 1 spots. Other teams that received berths were No. 4-seeded WASHINGTON, ARIZONA, ARIZONA STATE, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, USC and WASHINGTON STATE.

• The nine league tournament selections were the most of any conference in the country. Following the Pac-12 was the SEC, which had eight teams, while the ACC and Big 12 had six representatives each.

• The seven teams were the most Pac-12 squads in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in history. Previously, the Pac-12 only had as many as six (2002, 2006, and 2009).

• The Pac-12 currently holds an all-time record of 162-110-22 in the NCAA Women’s College Cup, with three national championships and five second-place finishes. The league has previously had eight teams compete in the postseason once in 2009, and had seven teams compete in the postseason seven times.  For all-time postseason results in the Pac-12, see page five of this release. 

• Five teams were ranked in the top 25 of the final regular-season NSCAA polling for the sixth time this year, with seven total teams receiving votes. UCLA continued its stand at No. 1 for the 13th-straight week, while Stanford stayed at No. 3, extending its stay in the top five for the 12th-consecutive week. California slid up to No. 20, while Washington State moved up one spot to No. 23. Washington earned a top-25 ranking for the fourth time, weighing in at No. 24. Arizona State and USC were also receiving votes. 


Friday, Nov. 28
#4 Virginia at #1 UCLA (1), 5 p.m. PT
#10 Florida at #3 STANFORD (2), 7 p.m. PT

(1) NCAA Quarterfinals, Drake Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif.
(2) NCAA Quarterfinals, Laird Q. Cagan Stadium, Stanford, Calif. 

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