Arizona Picked As 2004-05 Pac-10 Champions
Nov. 4, 2004
LOS ANGELES -- The ARIZONA Wildcats are picked to finish first in the 2004-05 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, with four returning starters, gathered 19 first-place votes and are picked the favorite this season. WASHINGTON, which returns all five starters, picked up the other seven first-place votes and is tabbed for second place. STANFORD is slotted for third place. OREGON is picked for fourth, followed by UCLA and USC. CALIFORNIA narrowly edges out OREGON STATE for seventh place. WASHINGTON STATE and ARIZONA STATE round out the preseason poll.
THE 2004-05 PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA POLL
1. Arizona (19) 253
2. Washington (7) 237
3. Stanford 194
4. Oregon 167
5. UCLA 156
6. USC 116
7. California 87
8. Oregon State 86
9. Washington State 73
10. Arizona State 64
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).