Aug. 22, 2008
|ALL EIGHT WCC SCHOOLS OPEN THE SEASON THIS WEEKEND|
All eight WCC schools open the 2008 season this weekend. Three WCC schools open the season ranked in the preseason top 25 as Portland, San Diego, and Santa Clara are listed among the best in the nation. The Pilots are ranked as high as No. 6 in the NSCAA preseason poll, while the Broncos and Toreros are ranked No. 12 and No. 24 by Soccer America, respectively.
|AROUND THE WCC|
Coming off of its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament quarterfinal appearance, Portland was selected as the preseason favorite to take home the 2008 WCC regular season title, as voted on by the conference's head coaches. The Pilots received seven first place votes to tally 49 overall points. This marks the fourth straight year that the Pilots have been selected as the WCC preseason favorite.
Santa Clara was selected second with 42 total points, and received one first place vote. The Broncos are followed in the poll by San Diego (37), which advanced to the 2007 NCAA Tournament, and by Loyola Marymount (30). Selected fifth was Pepperdine, which tallied 24 points, followed by Gonzaga with 22 points. San Francisco (11) and Saint Mary's (9) round out this year's preseason poll in seventh and eighth place, respectively.
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