This week in Pac-12 women's soccer
• STANFORD will represent Pac-12 women’s soccer in the 2014 Women’s College Cup, which is set to kick off this Friday. The Cardinal will face off against Florida State in its national semifinal game. If they should advance, Stanford would play the winner of the other semifinal game between Virginia and Texas A&M.
• Stanford’s appearance in the Women’s College Cup marks the 20th by a Pac-12 team and the seventh by the Cardinal, tied for sixth of most national semifinal appearances by a school. Pac-12 teams are a combined 10-16-1 in the national semifinals and finals.
• 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 168-112-24 in the NCAA Tournament, 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.
UPCOMING PAC-12 WOMEN'S SOCCER SCHEDULE
2014 Women’s College Cup
Friday, Dec. 5
#3 STANFORD vs. #2 Florida State, 7:30 p.m. ET
#4 Virginia vs. #5 Texas A&M, 5 p.m. ET
Sunday, Dec. 7
Championship Game, 1 p.m. ET