Ducks Picked Sixth at Pac-10 Media Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Arizona was picked first and Oregon was slated sixth in the annual media poll, released Thursday at Pac-10 media day.

The defending champion Wildcats earned 23 first place votes and 325 points overall in being picked first by the media for the fourth year in a row and sixth time in the last seven years.

Stanford was second with 294 points, followed by UCLA at 263. The Cardinal received nine first place votes, while the Bruins received the other two. Washington was fourth at 238 and California was fifth at 212.

Oregon, with 183 points, was selected for a sixth-place finish for the first time since 2001-02, when the Ducks ended up winning the Pac-10 title outright for the first time in 63 years.

The rest of the selections went Oregon State seventh (132), USC eighth (87), Washington State ninth (86) and Arizona State 10th (50).

The Ducks also announced that they will hold a second public scrimmage Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at McArthur Court. The scrimmage is free and open to fans. Oregon's first exhibition game is Nov. 10 against Southern Oregon.

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