Aug. 5, 2008
The Arizona volleyball team was picked to finish seventh in the Pacific-10 Conference by the league's coaches in the annual poll that was released today.
The Wildcats collected 39 points and finished ahead of Arizona State, Oregon State and Washington State.
Arizona is coming off an eighth place finish last season where it went 14-17 overall and 4-14 in the conference.
Stanford was chosen to repeat as league champs after reaching the NCAA title game in 2007.
UCLA was the only other team to receive a first-place vote and the Bruins were placed second.
USC and California, rounded out the top four after both schools reached the Final Four a year ago.
Washington and Oregon were the other two schools in front of the Wildcats. The Pac-10 coaches have picked the correct conference champion in the preseason poll 12 of the previous 19 years.
1. Stanford (9) 90
2. UCLA (1) 75
3. USC 68
4. California 62
5. Washington 59
6. Oregon 51
7. Arizona 39
8. Arizona State 32
9. Oregon State 31
10. Washington State 18
First Place Votes in ( ) and point totals follow. Coaches rank the teams from 1-9 with first place getting 10, second, nine and so on. Coaches do not put their own teams in their rankings