UCLA Picked To Defend Pac-10 Title in 2007-08

Nov. 1, 2007

LOS ANGELES--The UCLA Bruins are picked to finish first in the 2007-08 Pacific-10 Conference Men's basketball race, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball.

The poll shows that UCLA, the defending Pac-10 Champion, gathered 33 first-place votes and is picked the favorite this season. WASHINGTON STATE picked up the remaining first-place vote and is tabbed for second place. It's the highest placing for the Cougars since the media poll started in 1992-93 (Their previous best was fourth in 1995-96). OREGON, the defending Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament Champion, is slotted for third place, followed closely by ARIZONA. STANFORD is picked for fifth, followed by USC, CALIFORNIA and WASHINGTON. Rounding out the preseason poll is ARIZONA STATE in ninth, followed by OREGON STATE.


	Team	                Pts.1.	UCLA (33)               3392.	Washington State (1) 	2733.	Oregon	                2404.	Arizona	                2385.	Stanford                2056.	USC                     1847.	California              1408.	Washington              1329.	Arizona State	        8110.	Oregon State	        38

First place votes in parentheses

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