Men's Soccer Team Picked To Finish First In Pac-10

Aug. 17, 2004

Walnut Creek, CA - The UCLA men's soccer team was picked to finish first in the Pacific-10 Conference in the pre-season coaches' poll.The two-time defending Pac-10 Champion Bruins received 14 points, edging out California (13 points). UCLA collected three first-place votes, while the Bears received one. The final first-place vote went to Washington, picked third with 10 points. Stanford held fourth position with eight points, followed by Oregon State (five points). A 19-game unbeaten streak highlighted UCLA's Conference title run in 2003, as the Bruins became the first team ever to run the table in Pac-10 play. The 2002 NCAA Champions advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals before having their unbeaten streak snapped by eighth-ranked Indiana.Following are the results of the preseason coaches poll. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams (points 4-3-2-1, first place votes in parentheses).Pac-10 Pre-Season Coaches' Poll
1. UCLA (3), 14 points
2. CALIFORNIA (1), 13
3. WASHINGTON (1), 10
4. STANFORD, 8
5. OREGON STATE, 5

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