UCLA Picked To Defend Pac-10 Title In 2008-09

Oct. 30, 2008

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LOS ANGELES--The UCLA Bruins are picked to finish first in the 2008-09 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 37 first-place votes and is picked the favorite this season. ARIZONA STATE picked up the remaining first-place vote and is tabbed for second place. It's the highest placing for the Sun Devils since the media poll started in 1992-93 (Their previous best was fourth in 1994-95 and 2002-03). USC is slotted for third place, followed by ARIZONA, WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON STATE. OREGON is picked for seventh, followed closely by CALIFORNIA. Rounding out the preseason poll is STANFORD in ninth, followed by OREGON STATE.


1. UCLA (37) 379
2. Arizona State (1) 325
3. USC 292
4. Arizona 241
5. Washington 217
6. Washington State 188
7. Oregon 147
8. California 143
9. Stanford 115
10. Oregon State 40
First place votes in parentheses

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