USC Tabbed to Win Pac-10 in Preseason Media Poll (Again)

July 30, 2009

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    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Seven-time defending Pac-10 champion USC is no surprise as the choice to win the 2009 Pacific-10 Conference football title in a preseason poll of West Coast media members who regularly cover the league. The Trojans were listed in the top spot by 28 of the 32 voters participating in the poll. It marks the seventh consecutive year the Trojans have been the choice to win the title. USC has won or shared the last seven Pac-10 titles and has two National Championships and a national runner-up finish in the last six years. The Trojans fashioned a 12-1 mark last season, capped by a 38-24 romp over Penn State in the Rose Bowl. CALIFORNIA was tabbed to finish second in the poll, followed by OREGON and OREGON STATE. The Golden Bears received three first-place votes and the Ducks picked up one. The media poll has correctly selected the Conference Champion in 26 of 48 previous polls, including the last nine years in a row. Following are the results of the preseason media poll (points 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, first-place votes in parentheses):


    1.

    USC (28)

    316

    2.

    California (3)

    277

    3.

    Oregon (1)

    250

    4.

    Oregon State

    216

    5.

    Arizona State

    155

    6.

    Stanford

    150

    7.

    UCLA

    145

    8.

    Arizona

    142

    9.

    Washington

    74

    10.

    Washington State

    35

    POLL NOTES: Preseason media poll has correctly picked the Conference champion 26 of 48 times and has been very accurate of late in correctly identifying the Conference champ the last nine years in a row. . . . USC becomes the first school to top the media poll for seven straight years since the Trojans had an 18-year run atop the poll from 1965-1982.


    - www.pac-10.org -


    PRESEASON PAC-10 FOOTBALL MEDIA POLL



    Year

    Media
    Poll Pick

    Actual
    Finish

    Rose Bowl/BCS
    Representative

    Predicted
    Finish

    1961

    UCLA

    1st

    UCLA

    1st

    1962

    Washington

    2nd

    USC

    2nd

    1963

    USC

    2nd

    Washington

    2nd

    1964

    Washington

    3rd

    Oregon State

    6th

    1965

    USC

    2nd

    UCLA

    7th

    1966

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    1967

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    1968

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    1969

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    1970

    USC

    6th

    Stanford

    2nd

    1971

    USC

    2nd

    Stanford

    2nd

    1972

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    1973

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    1974

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    1975

    USC

    5th

    UCLA

    3rd

    1976

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    1977

    USC

    2nd

    Washington

    3rd

    1978

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    1979

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    1980

    USC

    3rd

    Washington

    3rd

    1981

    USC

    2nd

    Washington

    4th

    1982

    USC

    3rd

    UCLA

    3rd

    1983

    Arizona

    5th

    UCLA

    5th

    1984

    UCLA

    3rd

    USC

    3rd

    1985

    USC

    4th

    UCLA

    5th

    1986

    UCLA

    2nd

    Arizona State

    4th

    1987

    UCLA

    2nd

    USC

    4th

    1988

    UCLA

    2nd

    USC

    2nd

    1989

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    1990

    Washington

    1st

    Washington

    1st

    1991

    Washington

    1st

    Washington

    1st

    1992

    Washington

    1st

    Washington

    1st

    1993

    Washington

    4th

    UCLA

    6th

    1994

    Arizona

    2nd

    Oregon

    8th

    1995

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    1996

    USC

    5th

    Arizona State

    2nd

    1997

    Washington

    4th

    Washington State

    7th

    1998

    UCLA

    1st

    UCLA

    1st

    1999

    Arizona

    6th

    Stanford

    8th

    2000

    Washington

    1st

    Washington

    1st

    2001

    Oregon

    1st

    Oregon

    1st

    2002

    Washington St.

    1st

    Washington State

    1st

    2003

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    2004

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    2005

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    2006

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    2007

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    2008

    USC

    1st

    USC

    1st

    2009

    USC

     

     

     

    Media Poll has correctly selected the Conference Champion 26 of 48 times, including the last nine years in a row.

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