Stanford has three No. 1-ranked teams this week


Stanford has three No. 1-ranked teams this week -- women's volleyball, women's basketball and men's soccer -- plus a No. 2-ranked team (men's water polo) and a No. 3-ranked team (women's soccer).

While the undefeated women's volleyball team has been No. 1 for some time, the women's basketball and men's soccer moved into the top spot on Tuesday.

The women's hoop squad is ranked No. 1 in the USA Today coaches poll following Monday's 88-86 overtime win over previous No. 1 and two-time defending NCAA champion Connecticut.

That win ended the Huskies' 47-game winning streak and dropped UConn to No. 4 in the poll.

The Cardinal men's soccer team, meanwhile, finished No. 1 in the final coaches poll on Tuesday, ahead of No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 3 UCLA -- schools that received the No. 1 and 2 overal seeds for the NCAA Tournament.

The Cardinal (13-2-3), which captured its first conference title in 13 years on Sunday, is the No. 6 overall seed and has a first-round bye in the 48-team tournament. Stanford will open Sunday at home (5 p.m.) against the winner of UC Irvine and UNLV.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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Posted by onewest
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:23 pm

And as one of the WBB players said after the big UConn upset when asked what the team was going to do to celebrate, "I'm headed to the library." That speaks volumes about the academic ambitions of Stanford athletes.

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