Pac-10 Women's Basketball Coaches Pick Oregon Fifth
Oct. 10, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Pacific-10 Conference women's basketball coaches predicted the University of Oregon women's basketball team to place fifth this season in a poll released Wednesday.
Stanford became the overwhelming favorite for the second straight year, getting nine first-place votes in the preseason poll to top all schools with 81 points. Washington was second with 65 points and USC, who received the other first-place vote, placed third with 63 points.
The Ducks received 50 points, which tied them with Arizona for fifth.
Coaches selected Oregon, the Pac-10 champions in 1998-99 and 1999-00, second before last season. The Ducks finished 17-12 overall and 10-8 in the conference a year ago along with advancing to their eighth straight NCAA Tournament.
2001-02 Pac-10 Women's Basketball Coaches Poll
First-place votes in parentheses
1. Stanford (9) 812. Washington 653. USC (1) 634. Arizona State 585. OREGON 505. Arizona 507. Oregon State 398. California 198. UCLA 1910.Washington State 11