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Men's Basketball Chosen First in Pac-12 Preseason Poll

Oct 26, 2022
Tyger Campbell (photo by Jan Kim Lim)

SAN FRANCISCO – The UCLA men's basketball team has been selected first in the annual Pac-12 men's basketball preseason media poll, as announced by the league office on Wednesday morning.
 
The Bruins secured 26 of 33 possible first-place votes in the preseason media poll. Arizona and Oregon each tallied three first-place votes, and Stanford received one first-place vote.
 
Last season, UCLA finished with a 27-8 overall record and went 15-5 in the Pac-12 Conference (second-place finish). UCLA finished as the runner-up to Arizona in the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas. The Bruins defeated Akron and Saint Mary's in their first two NCAA Tournament games to advance to the Sweet 16. North Carolina defeated UCLA in the Sweet 16 matchup, 73-67, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
 
The Pac-12 preseason poll has slotted Arizona second, Oregon third and USC fourth. Arizona and Oregon each received three first-place votes. Stanford, which was picked to finish fifth, received one first-place vote.
 
The remaining schools in the preseason poll included, in order, Colorado (sixth), Arizona State (seventh), Washington State (eighth), Washington (ninth), Utah (10th), California (11th) and Oregon State (12th).
 
Media members have correctly picked the Pac-12 Conference winner 17 times in 33 tries, including five times during the Pac-12 era (since 2011-12). The winner has been accurately chosen in 21 of the 38 all-time preseason votes.
 
Bruins' head coach Mick Cronin and seniors Tyger Campbell and Jaime Jaquez Jr. are representing UCLA at Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media Day (more information here) on Wednesday at the Pac-12 Headquarters in San Francisco. Both Campbell and Jaquez Jr. were listed as preseason first-team All-Pac-12 selections on Monday (news release here).
 
UCLA is scheduled to return to Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom for an exhibition game next Wednesday evening. The Bruins will host Concordia University Irvine at 7 p.m. (Wednesday, Nov. 2). UCLA's regular-season schedule tips off against Sacramento State on Monday, Nov. 7.
 
Single-game tickets to the first half of UCLA's home men's basketball contests are now on sale through the UCLA Central Ticket Office. All non-conference contests, in addition to the team's first two Pac-12 games (vs. Oregon on Dec. 4 and vs. USC on Jan. 5), are available for purchase.
 
Fans can purchase season tickets for UCLA's 2022-23 campaign, with full season packages starting at $219 (click here). The "Choose Your Own 3 Pointer" mini-plan package, allowing fans to pick games that fit their schedule, is available by clicking here. Season ticket and mini-plan packages can be purchased online or by calling (310) 206-5991.
 
Single-game tickets to UCLA's upcoming games are available for purchase by clicking here or by calling the Central Ticket Office at (310) 825-2101.
 

Rank Team Votes 2021-22 Record 2021-22 Pac-12 Record
1. UCLA 386 (26) 27-8 15-5
2. Arizona 352 (3) 33-4 18-2
3. Oregon 336 (3) 20-15 11-9
4. USC 300 26-8 14-6
5. Stanford 239 (1) 16-16 8-12
6. Colorado 207 21-12 12-8
7. Arizona State 193 14-17 10-10
8. Washington State 185 22-15 11-9
9. Washington 158 17-15 11-9
10. Utah 102 11-20 4-16
11. California 69 12-20 5-15
12. Oregon State 47 3-28 1-19