Aug. 9, 2006
Fullerton, Calif. - A poll of the Big West Conference men's soccer coaches predicting the 2006 standings looks a lot like the results of the 2005 campaign. Last year's runnerup, UC Santa Barbara, got the nod to win the championship by a slight margin over last year's titlist, Cal State Northridge, but UC Irvine and UC Riverside were picked for third and fourth place, respectively, just as they finished a year ago. Cal State Fullerton was picked for fifth, a point ahead of Cal Poly SLO. Last year, the Titans and Mustangs tied for fifth place.