Beavers Tabbed For Fourth In Pac-10 Media Poll

July 28, 2004

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - -

Oregon State was picked to finish fourth in the Pacific-10 Conference preseason football media poll released Wednesday.

The Beavers received 138 points on a scale of 10 for a first-place vote, nine for second, and so on.

Defending conference and Associated Press national champion USC was a unanimous pick to defend its league title, garnering all 24 first-place votes for the first time since the poll's inception in 1978.

OSU tied for fifth in last year's final conference standings with a 4-4 mark and finished 8-5 overall.

The voting panel consists of 24 West Coast media members who regularly cover the league. The poll has correctly predicted the conference champion each of the last four years and 21 of 43 seasons overall.

Here's a look at the poll (first-place votes):1. USC (24)		240 pts.2. California 		2103. Oregon		1924. Oregon State 	1385. Washington State	1336. Arizona State	1317. Washington		1008. UCLA 		989. Stanford		4010. Arizona		38