Women's Hoops Picked Sixth In Pac-10 Coaches' Poll

Oct. 15, 2004

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Washington's women's basketball team has been selected by the league's coaches to place sixth in the Pac-10 Conference standings, the Pac-10 announced today.

In 2003-04, the Huskies finished sixth in the Pac-10 with a 9-9 record in conference play. Washington finished 18-13 overall, and made its fourth straight postseason appearance, advancing to the second round of the WNIT.

Stanford, which returns 11 letterwinners and three starters from last season's Co-Pac-10 Champion squad, was tabbed to win the 2004-05 conference crown. Last year, Stanford shared the Pac-10 title with Arizona with an identical 14-4 league mark. The Cardinal captured the State Farm Pac-10 Tournament title and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

Arizona was selected to finish second, while UCLA was picked to finish third. Stanford received eight first-place votes, while Arizona and UCLA each received one. Arizona State was chosen to finish fourth, while Oregon rounded out the Top-5 projected finishers. Washington, USC, California, Oregon State and Washington State were selected to finish in that order.

This is the fifth year in a row and the fifth time overall that Stanford has been favored by the coaches to win the Pac-10 title since the poll's inception in 1998-99.

2004-05 Pac-10 Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll
(first place votes in parentheses)
Team Points

1. Stanford (8) 79
2. Arizona (1) 72
3. UCLA (1) 68
4. Arizona State 50
5. Oregon 46
6. Washington 42
7. USC 38
8. California 24
9. Oregon State 22
10. Washington State 9

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