UCLA Picked To Capture 2001-02 Pac-10 Title
Oct. 31, 2001
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
|1. UCLA (24)||267|
|2. Stanford (1)||222|
|4. Arizona (2)||200|
|7. Arizona State||111|
|8. Oregon State||95|
|9. Washington State||57|
First place votes in parentheses
PREVIOUS PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL POLL
|Year||Predicted Winner||Actual Finish||Actual Winner||Predicted Finish|
|*1989-90||Arizona||1st (tied)||Arizona/Oregon State||1st/3rd|
* - The Pac-10 polls were decided in a vote among league coaches (1990-92).