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College Women: Pac-10 coaches pick UCLA to repeat

NCAA runner-up UCLA has been tabbed as the favorite to win the Pacific-10 Conference women's soccer title in a preseason vote of the head coaches. The Bruins received eight of 10 first-place votes, with California (1) and Washington (1) also picking up first-place support. Just six points separate the second- through fifth-place teams, as Stanford finished fourth with 72 points, ...

College Women: Tennessee Tech is the Ohio Valley favorite

Tennessee Tech, which won the 2000 Ohio Valley Conference tournament title, is the favorite to capture the regular-season crown in 2001, according to a poll of the leagueÆs head soccer coaches. The Golden Eagles received three first-place votes and 22 total points in the balloting, edging out two-time defending regular-season champion Eastern Illinois, which earned two first-place votes and 21 ...

College Women: BYU favored for third straight Mountain West championship

BYU was selected as the favorite to capture its third straight Mountain West Conference title in a vote by the league's coaches. The Cougars received five first-place votes and collected 36 points to capture the top spot in the poll. Utah was picked to place second with 31 points and one first place vote, followed by San Diego State with ...

College Women: Mid-American coaches favor Miami (Ohio) in regular season

Finishing with 160 of 169 possible points, Miami (Ohio) was picked to win its first regular-season Mid-American Conference title by the league coaches in the 2001 preseason poll, receiving nine first-place votes. The Red Hawks, who return All-MAC first-team member Andrea Cunningham, finished tied for third in the 2000 regular-season with a mark of 7-4. After winning their first tournament ...

College Women: Sun Belt coaches give FIU edge over Denver and North Texas

The Sun Belt coaches expect defending champion Florida International to repeat as league champions with Denver placing second. Third was North Texas followed by South Alabama, Middle Tennessee, Arkansas State, Arkansas-Little Rock, Western Kentucky and Louisiana-Lafayette. FIU received six first place votes and 71 points in the balloting, while Denver received one first place vote and had 69 points. The ...

College Women: Patriot League coaches select Colgate as team to beat

Colgate is favored to take the Patriot League title. No surprise here: The Raiders have won the Patriot League regular-season women's soccer title four times in the last five years and seven times in the 11-year history of the Patriot League and also captured top honors in the post-season championship tournament nine times in 11 years, including a six-year run ...

College Men: American and Lehigh share top spot in Patriot poll

Newcomer American and defending champion Lehigh each picked up 82 points and shared 12 of the 16 first-place votes in the preseason poll of coaches and sports information directors. American joins the Patriot League this season after posting a 7-9-2 overall record last season, including a 5-2-1 mark for a third-place finish in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The Eagles ...

College Men: Cal State Fullerton gets nod in Big West

Titans were selected to win the 2001 Big West title in a vote by the conferenceÆs coaches. CSF received three first-place votes and 32 points to claim the top spot. The Titans are coming off a 15-win season and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. They return only four starters, but two were All-MPSF picks last season. UC Irvine was ...

College Women: Florida is the SEC favorite for seventh straight year

Florida has been selected as the favorite to claim the 2001 title in the Southeastern Conference by the league's 12 head coaches. This marks the seventh consecutive year that the Gators have been tabbed by the coaches to win the title. Coming off their fifth straight SEC title in 2000, the Gators earned nine first-place votes, topping Tennessee who received ...

College Women: North Carolina favored to take 13th straight ACC title

The 2000 national champion North Carolina Tar Heels were selected preseason favorites for the 2001 ACC season in a poll by the eight league coaches. The Tar Heels received 63 of a possible 64 points, and all but one of the first place votes. North Carolina, holder of 17 national championships and the last 12 ACC tournament championships, returns numerous ...

College Women: WAC coaches pick SMU to take title

SMU has been selected to defend its Western Athletic Conference title, according to the preseason WAC coachesÆ poll. The Mustangs received eight first-place votes and tallied 64 total points, while San Jose State, the reigning WAC Tournament titleholder, and Tulsa, last yearÆs regular-season and tournament runner-up, each tallied 51 points. All nine head womenÆs soccer coaches participated in the poll ...

College Women: Cal Poly picked to take third title in a row

Cal Poly is the favorite to be crowned Big West womenÆs soccer champion in 2001, according to a vote of the conferenceÆs 10 head coaches. The Mustangs received 8.5 first-place votes and totaled 98.5 points. The two-time defending champions are coming off their third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and are returning seven starters from last yearÆs winning team. ...

MLS Predictions and Previews (Aug. 29 games)

Executive Editor Mike Woitalla predicts: Tampa Bay 1 Dallas 2 Chicago 2 Columbus 1


(All times ET) Wednesday, August 29, (7:00 p.m.) Dallas Burn at Tampa Bay Mutiny (KSTR) Did you know? Dallas has lost five straight on the road by a combined score of 17-6. ... Dallas travels to Central Florida fighting for a playoff spot while the ...


MLS Summaries (Aug. 29): Waldo sparks Fire comeback; Burn gets golden win

Chicago tightens its grip on the Central Division title with a 2-1 win over Columbus on comeback goals by Eric Wynalda and Ante Razov. ... Wynalda's 10th goal of the season equals the Chicago striker's best career total from 1996 with the San Jose Clash. ... Dallas playoff hopes get a boost from Jorge RodriguezÆs strike -- the golden goal ...

College Men: FDU is favored to retain Northeast crown

Fairleigh Dickinson, coming off a tour of England, is favored to again take the Northeast title. The Knights return NEC Rookie of the Year Dirceu Hurtado (43 points) in a bid to become the first NEC team to repeat since St. Francis (N.Y.) (1995-96). Also back for Seth Roland's team are all-NEC picks Danny Lozano, Johnny David and Brian Romero. ...