Husky Women Tabbed To Finish Fifth In Preseason Pac-10 Media Poll

Oct. 29, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The Washington women's basketball team has been projected to finish fifth in the 2007-08 Pac-10 standings, according to a poll of media members who cover women's basketball.

The media picked seven-time defending conference champion Stanford to win the Pac-10 title as the Cardinal garnered 17 first place votes. The last remaining first-place vote went to Arizona State, selected to finish second. The Sun Devils were followed by California, USC, Washington, UCLA, Oregon, Arizona, Oregon State and Washington State.

Washington was tabbed to finish sixth according to the Preseason Pac-10 Coaches' Poll that was released last week.

The Huskies, under the direction of first-year head coach Tia Jackson, return two starters and seven letterwinners from last year's team that posted an 18-13 record and finished fourth in the Pac-10 with an 11-7 league record. UW was one of four Pac-10 teams to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, but suffered a first round defeat to Iowa State.

The Huskies will open their season with a pair of exhibition games at Bank of America Arena starting with a contest with Love & Basketball, Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. UW will also host Seattle Pacific, Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. Washington will make its official 2007-08 debut at Kansas State, Saturday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. CT.

Team (first-place votes) Points

1. Stanford (17) 179
2. Arizona State (1) 154
3. California 150
4. USC 117
5. Washington 101
6. UCLA 98
7. Oregon 74
8. Arizona 53
9. Oregon State 43
10. Washington State 21

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