UCLA Men's Basketball Picked to Defend Pac-10 Title in 2006-07

Nov. 2, 2006

Los Angeles - UCLA was picked to finish first in the 2006-07 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball race, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball. The Bruins were tabbed to finish ahead of Arizona and Washington, respectively.

Entering the 2006-07 campaign as the defending Pac-10 regular-season and tournament champions, UCLA received 21 of 35 first-place votes. Arizona was picked to finish second and received 13 first-place votes. Washington was selected third, followed by Oregon (one-first place vote). California was tabbed to finish fifth, followed by USC and Stanford. Rounding out the preseason poll was - in order - Oregon State, Arizona State and Washington State.

2006-07 Pac-10 Men's Basketball Media Poll
Pick Team Pts
1 UCLA (21) 335
2 Arizona (13) 280
3 Washington 236
4 Oregon (1) 193
5 California 177
6 USC 160
7 Stanford 127
8 Oregon State 75
9 Arizona State 69
10 Washington State 54

First-place votes in parentheses

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