Coaches Project Titans for Third Place
Aug. 15, 2005
Irvine, CA - Defending champion UC Santa Barbara has been picked to repeat as champion of the Big West Conference for the fourth time in the past five seasons in a pre-seasonn poll of the six head coaches.
Cal State Fullerton, which placed fourth in 2004, has been projected for third place but received one first-place vote. Cal Poly, picked for sixth place, also got a first-place vote with UCSB garnering the other four. Cal State Northridge was tabbed for second place, the same spot the Matadors held last year.
Here is the voting with 6 points for first place, 5 points for second, etc., and first-place votes in parentheses:
1. UC Santa Barbara (4) 33
2. Cal State Northridge 29
3. Cal State Fullerton (1) 22
4. UC Irvine 18
5. UC Riverside 13
6. Cal Poly (1) 11