Women's Basketball Picked To Finish Sixth In Pac-10

Oct. 14, 2003

Walnut Creek, Calif. - The UCLA women's basketball team has been chosen by the league's coaches to place sixth in the Pac-10 Conference. Defending champion Stanford, which returns all five starters from last year's team, has been selected as the favorite with eight first-place votes.

The other school to receive first-place votes was Arizona, which picked up two and were tabbed to finish second. Washington was picked to finish third. Arizona and Washington tied for second place in the conference last year.

Only three points separate fourth-place Oregon (48 points), fifth-place Arizona (47) and sixth-place UCLA (45). USC, Oregon State, California and Washington State bring up the rear.

UCLA was picked by the coaches to finish eighth last year but instead finished fourth. The Bruins will kick off their season with an exhibition game against Love and Basketball on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2:00 pm. Official practices start this Saturday, Oct. 18.

(first-place votes in parentheses)

Team Points
1. Stanford (8) - 80
2. Arizona (2) - 72
3. Washington - 61
4. Oregon - 48
5. Arizona State - 47
6. UCLA - 45
7. USC - 41
8. Oregon State - 30
9. California - 17
10. Washington State - 9

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