Arizona Picked As 2004-05 Pac-10 Champions

Nov. 4, 2004

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LOS ANGELES -- The ARIZONA Wildcats are picked to finish first in the 2004-05 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, with four returning starters, gathered 19 first-place votes and are picked the favorite this season. WASHINGTON, which returns all five starters, picked up the other seven first-place votes and is tabbed for second place. STANFORD is slotted for third place. OREGON is picked for fourth, followed by UCLA and USC. CALIFORNIA narrowly edges out OREGON STATE for seventh place. WASHINGTON STATE and ARIZONA STATE round out the preseason poll.

Team Pts.
1. Arizona (19) 253
2. Washington (7) 237
3. Stanford 194
4. Oregon 167
5. UCLA 156
6. USC 116
7. California 87
8. Oregon State 86
9. Washington State 73
10. Arizona State 64
First place votes in parentheses


Year Predicted Winner Actual Finish Actual Winner Predicted Finish
2003-04 Arizona 3rd Stanford 2nd
2002-03 Arizona 1st Arizona 1st
2001-02 UCLA 6th Oregon 6th
2000-01 Arizona 2nd Stanford 2nd
1999-00 Arizona 1st (tied) Arizona/Stanford 1st/3rd
1998-99 Stanford 1st Stanford 1st
1997-98 Arizona 1st Arizona 1st
1996-97 UCLA 1st UCLA 1st
1995-96 UCLA 1st UCLA 1st
1994-95 UCLA 1st UCLA 1st
1993-94 California 2nd (tied) Arizona 3rd
1992-93 Arizona 1st Arizona 1st
*1991-92 Arizona 3rd UCLA 2nd
*1990-91 Arizona 1st Arizona 1st
*1989-90 Arizona 1st (tied) Arizona/Oregon State 1st/3rd

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