LOS ANGELES - The Arizona Wildcats are picked to finish first in the 2005-06 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 defending Pac-10 champion Arizona gathered 23 first-place votes and is picked the favorite this season. Stanford picked up nine first-place votes and is tabbed for second place. UCLA, which picked up the remaining two first-place votes is slotted for third place. Washington, the defending Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament champion, is picked for fourth, followed by California, Oregon and Oregon State. USC narrowly edges out Washington State for eighth, while Arizona State rounds out the preseason poll.
THE 2005-06 PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA POLL
1. Arizona (23) 325
2. Stanford (9) 294
3. UCLA (2) 263
4. Washington 238
5. California 212
6. Oregon 183
7. Oregon State 132
8. USC 87
9. Washington State 86
10. Arizona State 50
First place votes in parentheses
PREVIOUS PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL POLL
|Year||Predicted Winner||Actual Finish||Actual Winner||Predicted Finish|
|*1989-90||Arizona||1st (tied)||Arizona/Oregon State||1st/3rd|
* - The Pac-10 polls were decided in a vote among league coaches (1990-92).