Arizona Picked To Win Pac-10 Title In Media Poll

Nov. 7, 2002

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LOS ANGELES--The ARIZONA Wildcats are the unanimous favorite to finish first in the 2002-03 Pacific-10 Conference Men's basketball race, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball.

The poll shows Arizona, the defending Pac-10 Tournament champions, gathered all 27 first-place votes and are tabbed the favorite this season. Defending Pac-10 champion OREGON is picked for second place, followed by UCLA for third place. ARIZONA STATE is picked for fourth, edging out CALIFORNIA and USC. STANFORD follows in seventh place. WASHINGTON gets the nod for eighth, while OREGON STATE and WASHINGTON STATE round out the preseason poll.

THE 2002-03 PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA POLL

	Team	Pts.	1.	Arizona (27)	270	2.	Oregon 	237	3.	UCLA	195	4.	Arizona State	160	5.	California	154	6.	USC	152	7.	Stanford	136	8.	Washington	81	9.	Oregon State	71	10.	Washington State	29	First place votes in parentheses

PREVIOUS PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL POLL

Year	Predicted Winner	Actual Finish	Actual Winner	Predicted Finish2001-02	UCLA	6th	Oregon	6th2000-01	Arizona	2nd	Stanford	2nd1999-00	Arizona	1st (tied)	Arizona/Stanford	1st/3rd1998-99	Stanford	1st	Stanford	1st1997-98	Arizona	1st	Arizona	1st1996-97	UCLA	1st	UCLA	1st1995-96	UCLA	1st	UCLA	1st1994-95	UCLA	1st	UCLA	1st1993-94	California	2nd (tied)	Arizona	3rd1992-93	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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