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.
THE 2007-08 PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA POLL
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