LOS ANGELES - The UCLA Bruins are picked to finish first in the 2007-08 Pacific-10 Conference
Men's basketball race, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball.
The poll shows that UCLA
, the defending Pac-10 Champion, gathered 33 first-place votes and is
picked the favorite this season. WASHINGTON STATE picked up the remaining first-place vote
and is tabbed for second place. It's the highest placing for the Cougars since the media poll
started in 1992-93 (Their previous best was fourth in 1995-96). OREGON, the defending Pacific
Life Pac-10 Tournament Champion, is slotted for third place, followed closely by ARIZONA.
STANFORD is picked for fifth, followed by USC
, CALIFORNIA and WASHINGTON. Rounding
out the preseason poll is ARIZONA STATE in ninth, followed by OREGON STATE.
THE 2007-08 PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA POLL
1. UCLA (33) 339
2. Washington State (1) 273
3. Oregon 240
4. Arizona 238
5. Stanford 205
6. USC 184
7. California 140
8. Washington 132
9. Arizona State 81
10. Oregon State 38
First place votes in parentheses