Ducks picked to finish sixth in Pac-10

EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon men's basketball team was picked to finish sixth in the 2009-10 Pac-10 Conference Preseason Media Poll released Thursday. The Ducks received 175 points, finishing ahead of Arizona State (144 pts) and behind Oregon State (218).

California was picked to finish first according to the poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball. The Golden Bears gathered 24 first-place votes and is picked the favorite this season.

Washington, the defending Pac-10 champion, picked-up seven first-place votes and is tabbed for second place.

UCLA, which picked up the remaining five first-place votes, is slotted for third place. Arizona edged out Oregon State by three points for the fourth slot. The Ducks are at No. 6, followed by Arizona State and Washington State. Rounding out the preseason poll is USC in ninth, followed by Stanford.

Oregon opens exhibition play Sunday, Nov. 1 with a game against Concordia. Tip-time is scheduled for 5 p.m. (PT) at McArthur Court in Eugene.

Season-ticket packages, mini plans and single-game tickets are still available and can be purchased online by following the links from the "tickets" drop-down menu on goducks.com. In-person sales are also available at the Casanova Center Ticket Office and via phone at 541-346-4461 or toll free at 1-800-WEB-FOOT.

Reserved tickets are expected to be available for all games, with Pac-10 Conference games having the most limited availability. Obstructed view tickets will not be available until the reserved tickets sell out for that game. Tickets Prices are as follows:

- Exhibition Games, $14
- Non-Conference, $21
- Conference, $36
- Conference Premium, $40


2009-10 PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA POLL (1st place points) (total points)

1. California (25) 350
2. Washington (7) 330
3. UCLA (5) 302
4. Arizona 221
5. Oregon State 218
6. Oregon 175
7. Arizona State 144
8. Washington St. 123
9. USC 109
10. Stanford 63


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