Arizona Picked To Repeat As Pac-10 Champions

Nov. 7, 2003

LOS ANGELES--The ARIZONA Wildcats are picked to finish first in the 2003-04 Pacific-10 Conference Men's basketball race, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball.

The poll shows Arizona, the defending Pac-10 champions, gathered 26 first-place votes and are picked the favorite this season. STANFORD, returning four starters, picked up seven first-place votes and is tabbed for second place. CALIFORNIA picked up one first-place vote and is slotted for third place. OREGON is picked for fourth, edging out USC, which garnered the remaining first-place vote. UCLA narrowly edges out ARIZONA STATE for sixth place. WASHINGTON gets the nod for eighth, while WASHINGTON STATE and OREGON STATE round out the preseason poll.

THE 2003-04 PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA POLL

Team (1st place votes)  Pts.1.  Arizona (26)        339 2.  Stanford (7)        3213.  California (1)      2384.  Oregon              2155.  USC (1)             2076.  UCLA                1887.  Arizona State       1858.  Washington          1089.  Washington State     6910. Oregon State         55 

PREVIOUS PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL POLL

           Predicted   Actual     Actual              PredictedYear       Winner      Finish     Winner              Finish 2002-03    Arizona       1st      Arizona               1st2001-02    UCLA          6th      Oregon                6th2000-01    Arizona       2nd      Stanford              2nd1999-00    Arizona       1st      Arizona/Stanford      1st/3rd1998-99    Stanford      1st      Stanford              1st1997-98    Arizona       1st      Arizona               1st1996-97    UCLA          1st      UCLA                  1st1995-96    UCLA          1st      UCLA                  1st1994-95    UCLA          1st      UCLA                  1st1993-94    California    2nd      Arizona               3rd1992-93    Arizona       1st      Arizona               1st*1991-92   Arizona       3rd      UCLA                  2nd*1990-91   Arizona       1st      Arizona               1st*1989-90   Arizona       1st      Arizona/Oregon State  1st/3rd

* - The Pac-10 polls were decided in a vote among league coaches (1990-92).

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