California Picked Second in Pac-10 Poll
Aug. 17, 2004
BERKELEY - The California men's soccer team was picked to finish second in the Pac-10 Conference this season in a preseason coaches poll. The Golden Bears received 13 points and one first-place vote.Cal was barely edged out of the No. 1 spot by UCLA. The reigning Pac-10 champions, UCLA received three first-place votes to push them ahead with 14 total points. Washington (10 points) finished third in the poll, followed by Stanford (8) and Oregon (5).Last year's Bears tied for third in the Pac-10 at 5-4-1, while finishing 11-9-2 overall. Last season also marked Cal's third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance as well as its second tournament victory in school history.The Bears begin play on Sept. 1, with a 2 p.m. match against Sacramento State at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley.