UCLA Picked To Defend Pac-10 Title In 2006-07

Nov. 2, 2006

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA Bruins are 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 poll shows that UCLA, the defending Pac-10 champion and Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament champion, gathered 21 first-place votes and is picked the favorite this season.' ARIZONA picked up 13 first-place votes and is tabbed for second place. WASHINGTON is slotted for third place, followed by OREGON, which picked up the remaining first-place vote. CALIFORNIA is picked for fifth, followed by USC and STANFORD. Rounding out the preseason poll is OREGON STATE in seventh, followed by ARIZONA STATE and WASHINGTON STATE.


  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


Year Predicted Winner Actual Finish Actual Winner Predicted Finish
2005-06 Arizona 4th (tied) UCLA 3rd
2004-05 Arizona 1st Arizona 1st
2003-04 Arizona 3rd Stanford 2nd
2002-03 Arizona 1st Arizona 1st
2001-02 UCLA 6th Oregon 6th
2000-01 Arizona 2nd Stanford 2nd
1999-00 Arizona 1st (tied) Arizona/Stanford 1st/3rd
1998-99 Stanford 1st Stanford 1st
1997-98 Arizona 1st Arizona 1st
1996-97 UCLA 1st UCLA 1st
1995-96 UCLA 1st UCLA 1st
1994-95 UCLA 1st UCLA 1st
1993-94 California 2nd (tied) Arizona 3rd
1992-93 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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