USC Chosen By Volleyball Coaches To Repeat Pac-10 Title

Aug. 6, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The 2003 USC women's volleyball team, which won its second NCAA Volleyball championship and fifth national title overall last season, was picked to defend the Conference crown by the Pac-10 Volleyball coaches. The Women of Troy, who received 90 total votes topped second-place Stanford by eight votes. In addition, USC received nine place votes while the Cardinal claimed the remaining vote.

Arizona and UCLA finished in a tie for third with 68 votes apiece. California held the fifth spot with 61 tallies, followed by Washington with 49 votes. Rounding out the poll was Arizona State, Washington State, Oregon State and Oregon, respectively.

The coaches have correctly picked the Pac-10 champion in eight of the previous 14 polls. Following are the results of the preseason coaches poll, coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams (points 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2, first place votes in parentheses):

2003 Preseason Pac-10 Coaches Poll

1. USC (9) 902. Stanford (1) 823. Arizona 68 UCLA 685. California 616. Washington 497. Arizona State 398. Washington St. 369. Oregon State 2810. Oregon 19

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