Washington, under first-year coach Chris Petersen, has been picked to finish third in the Pac-12 North division in the preseason media poll.
The Pac-12 media days kicks off today at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, with commissioner Larry Scott set to make his annual address at 9 a.m.
Petersen and two UW players, Ben Riva and Hau’oli Kikaha, are scheduled to meet with the media on Thursday. Here is the full schedule of events.
Oregon received 37 of 39 first-place votes in the North, with Stanford getting two first-place votes in the division. Oregon State was picked to finish fourth, followed by Washington State and California.
UCLA is the favorite in the South, with Oregon picked to win the conference championship.
The Huskies, who finished 9-4 overall in 2013, open the season Aug. 30 at Hawaii.
PAC-12 MEDIA POLL
1. Oregon (37) 232
2. Stanford (2) 192
3. Washington 142
4. Oregon State 125
5. Washington State 87
1. UCLA (37) 231
2. USC (1) 181
3. Arizona State (1) 163
4. Arizona 119
5. Utah 82
6. Colorado 43