Ok, Stanford; we see you. The Cardinal turned its No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown into a showcase of its dominance on Sunday when they took apart UCLA 4-1. The Bruins, the artists formerly known as the No. 2 team in the country, came into Palo Alto and had their dreams dashed during a Stanford victory that reasserted their place in the Pac-12 and the country, for that matter. Freshman Chioma Ubogagu scored two of her team's three first-half goals and that was pretty much all she wrote. Also noteworthy for Stanford is coach Paul Ratcliffe picking up his 200th career win in a 3-0 victory over USC on Friday.
Making Waves: Don't look now, but Pepperdine is creeping up the Women's Tournament Ranking and is currently No. 17 in the country. The Waves have been rippling below the radar, but they've put together a school-record unbeaten streak of 15 matches dating back to last season's final game victory against Santa Clara. Freshman Lynn Williams (five goals, seven assists on the season) has given the team a big boost, bringing to the program great skill and speed along with good genes - two of Williams' uncles played in the NFL.
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1. Stanford, 13-0-1, 5-0-0 (Conf.)
2. Oklahoma State, 15-0-0, 4-0-0 (Conf.)
3. North Carolina, 9-2-0, 4-1-0 (Conf.)
4. Duke, 13-1-1, 5-0-1 (Conf.)
5. Boston College, 9-1-2, 4-1-0 (Conf.)
For the rest: Women's Tournament 64 college rankings