Aug. 10, 2004
BERKELEY - The Cal football team added to its list of Top 25 rankings when Sports Illustrated placed the Bears 22nd in its annual preseason poll. Cal also owns a No. 15 rating in the ESPN/USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll, and the Bears have appeared in virtually every other preseason list. Among the rankings are: 10th by Phil Steele's College Football Preview, 11th by both ESPN.com and Blue Ribbon College Football, 14th by Athlon Sports, 17th by Lindy's Sports and 21st by CBSSportsLine.com. In the SI rankings, USC tops the poll, followed by Oklahoma, LSU and Georgia. Oregon, at No. 18, is the only other Pac-10 school listed. Cal opens training camp for the 2004 season with short workouts Wednesday in Berkeley. The Bears' season opener is Sept. 4 at Air Force, while the home debut is set for Sept. 11 vs. New Mexico State. To order tickets for the upcoming season, click on the tickets link above or call (800) GO BEARS.