I would never write off your south OC team... still have a vacant spot.
Cal Poly just moved to pre-season favorite status. The NW transfer plays # 2 for them and pushes their entire upper class filled ladder down. A great place to be starting the season.
CSUN improved finally (they get 4 'no GPA questions asked int'l kids and just got huge funding bump from President decreed student fee) and UCSB definitely improved if the int'l girls pan out but they, like CP, may be the deepest teams at 4-6.
Could be change is a coming... for roster and support reasons given the current state of the CA economy.
Posted by killR4hand on 9/8/2008, 12:39 am,
It's only going to get better, because UCI is going down.
To be honest Dodgerdarin that OC school lost 3 of 6 starters to graduation including Nos. 1 & 2 singles. It may be a rebuilding year for them. Imagine LB losing Grady, Bengson & Weeks all at once.
1. CSUN adds 2 "top 3 singles caliber" international players.
2. UCSB adds 2 top 3 singles caliber international players & a transfer from Michigan State.
3. CPSLO adds a top 3 singles caliber transfer from Northwestern.
The 3 teams above look to be the ones to challenge LB for the Big West title this year. No need to worry about that OC school who may end up finishing 5th this year.