UCLA voted preseason favorite in Pac-12 coaches poll
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - In a polling of the Conference's eight women's gymnastics coaches, UCLA was voted the preseason favorite to win the 2013 Pac-12 regular season, the Conference announced today.
The Bruins, the defending Pac-12 champion, received 46 points and four first-place votes and were voted second in the national preseason coaches poll. UTAH tallied 44 points and received the remaining four first-place votes to be tabbed second. The Utes also made an appearance in the national poll and grabbed the fifth spot.
STANFORD sits in third place with 38 points in the poll. The Cardinal ranks sixth in the nation in the preseason poll. OREGON STATE is slotted fourth in the Pac-12 poll with 31 points and boasts a No. 9 ranking in the national poll.
The second half of the poll is led by WASHINGTON, who claims the 17th spot in the national preseason coaches poll. ARIZONA is picked sixth, and is the sixth team in the Pac-12 to appear in the national top 25 at 19th. Rounding out the poll, ARIZONA STATE and CALIFORNIA were picked seventh and eighth, respectively. Both the Sun Devils and the Golden Bears received votes in the national coaches poll.
The 2013 season is set to begin Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Pac-12 gymnastics will be featured 12 times on the Pac-12 Networks, including the 2013 Pac-12 Championships on March 23, 2013. For a full schedule of televised Pac-12 events, visit Pac-12.com.
|1. UCLA (4)||46|
|2. Utah (4)||44|
|4. Oregon State||31|
|7. Arizona State||11|