The men's team received a first-place vote in both the media and coaches poll and was picked to finish third according to the media behind UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly and tied for third with Pacific behind the Gauchos and Mustangs according to the coaches.
Despite going down to injury that will likely keep him out until December, senior forward Scott Cutley was named to the preseason all-conference team as voted on by the media, joining Pacific's Anthony Brown, UCSB's Chris Devine and Alex Harris, UC Irvine's Patrick Sanders, and Cal Poly's Darwin Whiten.
Cutley was a first-team all-conference selection as a junior after leading the Big West in rebounding last season at 9.5 per game and was the No. 5 scorer at 15.6 points per game.
The men's team opens its 2007-08 season on Nov. 6 with an exhibition against Biola at 7:05 p.m., while the women's team begins on Nov. 3 with an exhibition against Point Loma at 2 p.m.
BIG WEST CONFERENCE MEDIA DAY
|Men's Media Poll Results||Men's Coaches Poll Results|
|1. UC Santa Barbara (13) - 152||1. UC Santa Barbara (4) - 58|
|2. Cal Poly (2) - 138||2. Cal Poly (1) - 52|
|3. Cal State Fullerton (1) - 114||t3. Pacific (3) - 48|
|4. UC Irvine - 109||t3. Cal State Fullerton (1) - 48|
|5. Pacific - 92||5. UC Irvine - 42|
|6. Cal State Northridge - 76||6. Cal State Northridge - 31|
|7. Long Beach State (2) - 52||7. UC Davis - 20|
|8. UC Davis - 43||8. Long Beach State - 14|
|9. UC Riverside - 34||9. UC Riverside - 11|
PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Anthony Brown, Pacific, Jr., F
Scott Cutley, Cal State Fullerton, Sr., F
Chris Devine, UC Santa Barbara, Jr., F
Alex Harris, UC Santa Barbara, Sr., G
Patrick Sanders, UC Irvine, Sr., F
Dawin Whiten, Cal Poly, Sr., G