Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
010-22-2007 Women¡¯s Basketball Picked Eighth in Pac-10 Preseason Coaches¡¯ Poll
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 22, 2007
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Walnut Creek , Calif. ?C The University of Arizona womenˇ?s basketball team was selected to finish eighth in the Pac-10 Conference in a preseason vote by the conferenceˇ?s head coaches on Monday.? The Wildcats garnered 31 points in the poll, as seven-time defending Pac-10 champion Stanford was chosen as the favorite to win this yearˇ?s Pac-10 title.

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The Cardinal received eight of 10 first-place votes and 79 points, as Arizona State received a first-place nod and tallied 71 points to place second. California was tabbed to finish third with a first-place vote and 68 points, followed by fourth-place USC with 56 points and fifth-place UCLA with 44 points. Washington grabbed 41 points to place sixth, followed by Oregon (34), as Arizona (31), Oregon State (16) and Washington State (10) rounded out the poll.?

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Four Pac-10 teams qualified the NCAA Tournament last season, marking the fourth consecutive season that four or more Pac-10 teams have advanced to the tournament

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

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The following are the results of the 2007-08 preseason coachesˇ? 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):

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2007-08 Pac-10 Womenˇ?s Basketball Preseason Coachesˇ? Poll

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Team Points

1. ??????? Stanford (8) 79

2. ??????? Arizona State (1) 71

3. ??????? California (1) 68

4. ??????? USC 56

5.???????? UCLA 44

6. ??????? Washington 41

7. ??????? Oregon 34

8. ??????? Arizona 31

9. ??????? Oregon State 16

10. ?????? Washington State 10
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