The Beach has been compared to the 2013 University of Pacific squad, which was ranked No. 1 in the nation for much of that fall season. Long Beach State never reached those heights in 2014 but pulled off a memorable upset on Saturday limiting top-ranked UCLA to three goals. The 49ers will face Stanford today for the conference title and regardless of outcome will put the seeding committee in the tough spot of having to decide who will now fill the at-large berth for NCAA Championships in two weeks. The title winner earns an automatic spot at NCAAs. Currently ranked fourth, Long Beach State can remove all doubt about their participation with a win. Stanford would remain a likely choice for the at-large even with a second place finish.