The Cal men's soccer team is ranked No. 1 in two prestigious polls for the first time in school history after sweeping Colgate and College of Charleston last weekend.

The Bears (5-0-1) topped the polls Tuesday for Soccer America and TopDrawerSoccer.com. Cal also is ranked second to North Carolina in the coaches' poll, which is widely acknowledged as the most important ranking.

"For our administration, alumni and soccer community, this is a fantastic moment," Cal coach Kevin Grimes said in a statement. "We understand that rankings will have an ebb and flow to them throughout a season."

  • Also announced on Tuesday, Stanford's women were ranked second to Virginia in the coaches' poll, while the Cal women are 11th and Santa Clara 20th.

    College golf

  • Cal cruised to a 30-stroke victory at the Saint Mary's Invitational at Bayonet Golf Course in Seaside, shooting an 854 after 54 holes over two days of play. Michael Weaver (70-70-70 -- 210, 6 under) and Brandon Hagy (71-71-69 -- 211, 5 under) finished second and third individually.

  • My Leander and Rachelle Reali led the San Jose women's team in the second round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Wolcott, Colo. The Spartans are ninth in the team standings at 632.

    Leander shot the team's low score of the day with a 75 and is tied for 18th overall at 154. Reali shot a 76 and Megan Osland shot an 80. They are tied at 31st. Alexandra Kristofersson shot an 81 and is 60th.


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  • Cal senior Ben McLachlan lost to Alex Kuznetsov -- a pro ranked 130th in the world -- 6-1, 6-4 in the round of 32 of the Napa Valley Challenger.

    Staff writers Elliott Almond contributed to this report.