Stanford Softball Picked Fifth in Pac-10 Coaches Poll

Jan. 16, 2001

Arizona and UCLA, which have 13 NCAA titles between them, were picked by Conference coaches to win the Pac-10 Softball Championship in 2001, it was announced today.

Last season, the Wildcats (2nd, Pac-10) finished tied for third in the College World Series while UCLA (3rd, Pac-10) took runner-up honors in the NCAA tournament. Each of these schools received 46 points overall, including four first-place votes.

Arizona State finished third with 34 points, followed by defending Pac-10 Champion Washington with 27 tallies. Stanford was next with 25 points.

California was chosen sixth with a mark of 20 points while Oregon State was picked seventh with 17 points. Rounding out the eight-team field was Oregon in eighth with nine points.

In 1999 and 2000, Pac-10 Softball placed all eight members in the NCAA Tournament field, marking the first time in any sport that a conference has sent all of its teams to the NCAA Tournament, and in consecutive seasons, respectively.

2001 Pac-10 Softball Coaches Poll

1. Arizona (4)   UCLA (4)3. Arizona State4. Washington5. STANFORD6. California7. Oregon State8. Oregon

first place votes in parentheses

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