Arizona Picked To Capture Pac-10 Title

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Nov. 1, 2000

LOS ANGELES - The defending Pac-10 co-champion ARIZONA Wildcats are aunanimous choice to finish first in the 2000-01 Pacific-10 Conference Men's basketball race, according to a poll of mediamembers who cover Pac-10 men's basketball. The poll shows Arizona gathered all 29 first-place votes and are tabbedthe favorite this season.

Defending Pac-10 co-champion STANFORD is picked for second place. USCedges UCLA for thirdplace. CALIFORNIA and OREGON follow in fifth and sixth placerespectively, with OREGON STATE just five points behind Oregon in seventh. ARIZONA STATE gets thenod for eighth, while WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON STATE round out the preseason poll.


Team Pts.
1. Arizona (29) 290
2. Stanford 255
3. USC 206
4. UCLA 205
5. California 160
6. Oregon 138
7. Oregon State 133
8. Arizona State 109
9. Washington 58
10. Washington State 41

First place votes in parentheses


Year Predicted Winner Actual Finish Actual Winner Predicted Finish
2000-01 Arizona - - -
1999-00 Arizona 1st (tied) Arizona/Stanford 1st/3rd
1998-99 Stanford 1st Stanford 1st
1997-98 Arizona 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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