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.

  • Stanford's 2014-15 women's basketball schedule features a home game against defending NCAA champion Connecticut on Nov. 17.

    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.

  • Stanford hired Dorian Shaw as assistant softball coach. She was an assistant last season at Dartmouth under new Cardinal coach Rachel Hanson.

  • Brooke Eubanks has been hired as Cal's women's lacrosse coach. She had been Stanford's offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator.

  • Former Arizona State associate head softball coach and pitching coach Chuck D'Arcy has been named pitching coach at Cal.

    Miscellany

    The SaberCats activated quarterback Russ Michna from injured reserve in advance of their playoff opener Saturday against visiting Spokane.

  • Canyon Creek LL (San Ramon) was eliminated from the Little League Intermediate World Series, losing 4-1 to Southwest at Max Baer Park in Livermore.



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