Soccer picks up No. 11 preseason ranking from Soccer America
Aug. 21, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas soccer team received another preseason top-15 ranking with its No. 11 nod in the Soccer America preseason poll, the publication announced Thursday. The Horns collected a No. 8 rating from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) earlier this week.
The Longhorns will face four of the 26 teams featured in the preseason poll this season -- No. 19 California, No. 20 Texas A&M, No. 22 Oklahoma State and Missouri, which tied for 25th.
Defending National Champion Southern California earned the No. 1 ranking followed by North Carolina (No. 2), UCLA (No. 3), Notre Dame (No. 4) and Florida State (No. 5). Rounding out the top 10 are No. 6 Stanford, No. 7 Virginia, No. 8 Portland, No. 9 Penn State and No. 10 West Virginia.
UT also was picked to win the Big 12 Championship for the first time since 2003 in a vote of the league's head coaches. The Horns placed three players on the Preseason All-Big 12 team in seniors Stephanie Logterman and Kasey Moore and sophomore Niki Arlitt.
Texas begins the regular season at home (Mike A. Myers Stadium) against Samford on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Central.
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