Washington picked 4th in Pac-12 Preseason Media Poll

Oct 28, 2011, 10:15 AM | Updated: 10:19 am

Head coach Lorenzo Romar hopes his young UW team can win the Pac-12 this season. (AP Photo)

710Sports.com Staff

The Washington Huskies men’s basketball team was picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12, according to a preseason poll of media members who cover Pac-12 men’s basketball.

The UCLA Bruins are tabbed as the conference favorite after receiving 14 first place votes and 421 total points overall. California received 13 first place votes and 405 points overall to rank second in the poll.

Defending conference champion Arizona received 11 first-place votes to rank third.

The Huskies were chosen to finish first last season, but ended up in third place in the conference. However, UW went on to defeat the regular season champion Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-10 tournament championship game.

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll

1. UCLA (14): 421
2. California (13): 405
3. Arizona (11): 404
4. Washington: 355
5. Oregon: 282
6. Stanford: 255
7. USC: 194
8. Oregon State: 188
9. Arizona State: 148
T10. Colorado: 119
T10. Washington State: 119
12. Utah: 74


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