UCLA Picked To Capture 2001-02 Pac-10 Title

Oct. 31, 2001

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LOS ANGELES--The UCLA Bruins are an overwhelming favorite to finish first in the 2001-02 Pacific-10 Conference Men's basketball race, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball.

The poll shows UCLA gathered 24 of 27 possible first-place votes and are tabbed the favorite this season. Defending Pac-10 co-champion STANFORD is picked for second place. USC edges ARIZONA for third place. CALIFORNIA follows in fifth place, while OREGON narrowly edges ARIZONA STATE for sixth place. OREGON STATE gets the nod for eighth, while WASHINGTON STATE and WASHINGTON round out the preseason poll.


THE 2001-02 PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA POLL


Team Pts.
1. UCLA (24) 267
2. Stanford (1) 222
3. USC 208
4. Arizona (2) 200
5. California 161
6. Oregon 117
7. Arizona State 111
8. Oregon State 95
9. Washington State 57
10. Washington 47

First place votes in parentheses

PREVIOUS PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL POLL


Year Predicted Winner Actual Finish Actual Winner Predicted Finish
2000-01 Arizona 2nd Stanford 2nd
1999-00 Arizona 1st (tied) Arizona/Stanford 1st/3rd
1998-99 Stanford 1st Stanford 1st
1997-98 Arizona 1st Arizona 1st
1996-97 UCLA 1st UCLA 1st
1995-96 UCLA 1st UCLA 1st
1994-95 UCLA 1st UCLA 1st
1993-94 California 2nd (tied) Arizona 3rd
1992-93 Arizona 1st Arizona 1st
*1991-92 Arizona 3rd UCLA 2nd
*1990-91 Arizona 1st Arizona 1st
*1989-90 Arizona 1st (tied) Arizona/Oregon State 1st/3rd

* - The Pac-10 polls were decided in a vote among league coaches (1990-92).

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