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Arizona Women?s Basketball Picked Seventh In Pac-10 Preseason Coaches? Poll
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 16, 2006
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Walnut Creek, Calif. ?- The University of Arizona women’s basketball team was selected to finish seventh in the Pac-10 Conference in a preseason vote by the conference’s head coaches on Monday.  The Wildcats garnered 32 points in the poll, as defending Pac-10 champion Stanford was chosen as the favorite to win this year’s Pac-10 title.


The Cardinal received nine of 10 first-place votes and 81 points, as Arizona State received the remaining first-place nod and tallied 70 points to place second. USC was tabbed to finish third with 63 points, followed by California and Washington with 53 points for a tie for the fourth-place slot. UCLA grabbed 46 points to place sixth, followed by Arizona (32), as Oregon (22), Washington State (16) and Oregon State (14) rounded out the poll. 


A record six Pac-10 teams qualified for NCAA postseason Tournament play in 2005-06.


This is the seventh year in a row and seventh time overall that Stanford has been favored by the coaches to win the Conference title since the poll’s inception in 1998-99.


The following are the results of the 2006-07 preseason coaches’ poll; coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams (points 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, first place votes are in parentheses):


2006-07 Pac-10 Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll


Team Points

1.         Stanford (9) 81

2.         Arizona State (1) 70

3.         USC 63

4.         California 53

Washington 53

6.         UCLA 46

7.         Arizona 32

8.         Oregon 22

9.         Washington State 16

10.       Oregon State 14

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