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March 5, 2007 at 9:14 AM

How’d we do?

Now that the regular season is over seems a good time to compare how the media thought the Pac-10 race would unfold compared to how it actually did.
Here’s the official from last November:
1, UCLA (21 first-place votes, 335 total points)
2, Arizona (13, 280)
3, Washington (no first-place votes, 236)
4, Oregon (1, 193 votes)
5, Cal (177 total votes)
6, USC (160 total votes)
7, Stanford (127 total votes)
8, Oregon State (75 total votes)
9, Arizona State (69 total votes)
10, Washington State (54 total votes)
Here is my poll:
1. Arizona
2. UCLA
3. Washington
4. Oregon
5. USC
6. Cal
7. Stanford
8. Washington State
9. Oregon State
10. Arizona State
And here’s how it turned out:
1, UCLA, 15-3
2, WSU, 13-5
3, USC 11-7
4, Oregon 11-7
5, Arizona 11-7
6, Stanford 10-8
7, Washington 8-10
8, Cal 6-12
9, Oregon State 3-15
10, Arizona State 2-16
Obviously, all of us were way wrong about the Cougars — the biggest gainer from the original poll — and UW — which suffered the biggest drop. I’d give myself some credit for at least picking WSU eighth, though my selection of Arizona first kind of negates that.
I wasn’t sure how well Darren Collinson would replace Jordan Farmar — obviously, very well — and I still think Arizona has as much talent as anyone in the conference and underachieved a little bit.
We missed a bit on USC, but some of that was due to where we picked Cal, which at the time had a healthy DeVon Hardin and likely would have come closer to meeting expectations if he hadn’t gotten hurt. Cal’s drop moved up USC and Stanford. But some of the teams were picked accurately overall — UCLA as the winner, Oregon at No. 4 and Oregon State and Arizona State as bottom-feeders.

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