Cougars Picked Ninth in Coaches' Poll

Oct. 27, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University women's basketball team was picked to finish ninth in the Pacific-10 Conference in 2008-09, according to a preseason poll voted on by the league's head coaches.

The Cougars received 20 points, ahead of 10th-place Arizona, who received 16 points. Stanford ranked first in the poll, receiving six first-place votes and 78 total points. California was the only other team to receive first-place votes (four), finishing second in the poll with 76 points.

Following are the complete results of the preseason coaches' poll; coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams (points 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, first-place votes are in parentheses).

	Team (First Place)	Points1.	Stanford (6)	782.	California (4)	763.	Arizona State	654.	USC	555.	UCLA	486.	Oregon	407.	Washington	278.	Oregon State	259.	Washington State	2010.	Arizona	16

The Cougars host their first exhibition of the 2008-09 season Sunday (Nov. 2) against Showtime Basketball. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Friel Court.

The WSU women open the 2008-09 regular season on the road against Texas Tech Nov. 16.
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