Stanford was ranked 11th in the USA Today preseason Top 25 football coaches poll released Thursday.
The Cardinal (11-3) finished last season 10th in the poll after losing 24-20 to Michigan State in the Rose Bowl.
Florida State tops the poll, followed by Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn.
The Cardinal plays at Tennessee on Dec. 20 and is scheduled to play 10 NCAA tournament opponents from last season. Tip times for all games will be announced in early September.
She was an assistant last season at Dartmouth under new Cardinal coach Rachel Hanson.
Stockton answered San Jose's three-run seventh with a three-run eighth as the visiting Ports beat the Giants 5-3.