Pac-10 Women's Basketball Coaches Pick Oregon Fifth

Oct. 10, 2001

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Pacific-10 Conference women's basketball coaches predicted the University of Oregon women's basketball team to place fifth this season in a poll released Wednesday.

Stanford became the overwhelming favorite for the second straight year, getting nine first-place votes in the preseason poll to top all schools with 81 points. Washington was second with 65 points and USC, who received the other first-place vote, placed third with 63 points.

The Ducks received 50 points, which tied them with Arizona for fifth.

Coaches selected Oregon, the Pac-10 champions in 1998-99 and 1999-00, second before last season. The Ducks finished 17-12 overall and 10-8 in the conference a year ago along with advancing to their eighth straight NCAA Tournament.

2001-02 Pac-10 Women's Basketball Coaches Poll
First-place votes in parentheses

1. Stanford (9)	 812. Washington	 653. USC (1)	  634. Arizona State    585. OREGON	         505. Arizona         507. Oregon State	 398. California	  198. UCLA	         1910.Washington State 11

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