UW Women Picked To Tie For Fourth In Preseason Pac-10 Coaches' Poll

Oct. 17, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. -- Washington women's basketball was picked to finish in a tie for fourth according to the 2006-07 Preseason Pac-10 Coaches' Poll, the conference office announced Monday.

Stanford was voted as the favorite to win the conference title according to the coaches, receiving nine of 10 first-place votes. Arizona State, selected to finish second, received the remaining first-place nod. USC was tabbed to finish third, followed by California and Washington in a tie for fourth. UCLA, Arizona, Oregon, Washington State and Oregon State rounded out the bottom half of the poll.

UW finished the 2005-06 season in a tie for fourth with USC after compiling a league record of 11-7. The Huskies went on to advance as far as the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finished the season with an overall record of 19-11.

This is the seventh year in a row and seventh time overall that Stanford has been favored by the coaches to win the Conference title since the poll's inception in 1998-99.

2006-07 Pac-10 Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll
Team (First-Place Votes) Points

1. Stanford (9) 81
2. Arizona State (1) 70
3. USC 63
4. California 53
Washington 53
6. UCLA 46
7. Arizona 32
8. Oregon 22
9. Washington State 16
10. Oregon State 14

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