Media Picks Stanford to Win 2006-07 Pac-10 Title
Nov. 6, 2006
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- With four returning starters from last year's NCAA Tournament team, the STANFORD Cardinal has been tabbed as the team to beat in the 2006-07 Pac-10 Conference season, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 women's basketball.
Stanford, which finished 26-8 overall and advanced to its third-consecutive Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament last season, garnered 11 first-place votes in the preseason poll. The Cardinal made their 19th-straight NCAA Tournament appearance last season. This is the sixth-straight year that Stanford has been picked by the media as the Conference preseason favorite.
Five returning All-Pac-10 players were named to the Preseason All-Conference Team - Shay Murphy of USC, Noelle Quinn of UCLA, Brooke Smith and Candice Wiggins of Stanford and Emily Westerberg of ARIZONA STATE.
2006-07 PRESEASON PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA POLL
First-place votes in parentheses
Team Pts.1. Stanford (11) 1102. Arizona State 973. USC 764. California 755. Washington 696. UCLA 617. Arizona 398. Oregon 299. Oregon State 2610. Washington St. 19
2006-07 PRESEASON ALL-PAC-10 TEAM
Shay Murphy, USC
Noelle Quinn, UCLA
Brooke Smith, Stanford
Emily Westerberg, Arizona State
Candice Wiggins, Stanford