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December 23, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Poll question: Who wins the Pac-12?

The last time we polled readers on who wins the Pac-12, Washington was the landslide winner nabbing 45.6 percent of the votes.
After an uneven nonconference season that produced a 6-5 record, wonder what you think now? I posted my revised league picks below.
Because the Pac-12 race appears to be wide open, we’ve included every team in the poll this time and not just the so-called favorites.

Who wins the Pac-12?


Just for kicks, thought I’d include the preseason media picks. First-place votes are in parenthesis.
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
10. Colorado — 119
10. Washington State — 119
12. Utah — 74
If I could do it again, this would be my revised predictions:
1. California (10-2)
Tough, smart and experienced. Still Golden Bears must stay healthy due to short rotation.
2. Arizona (9-4)
If Kevin Parrom and Josiah Turner shake early-season funk, Cats will be difficult to beat.
3. Washington (6-5)
Favorable unbalanced schedule. Bay Area trip replaced with games at Utah and Colorado.
4. Oregon State (10-2)
Best team coach Craig Robinson has had, but how will the Beavers handle prosperity?
5. Stanford (10-2)
Balanced team, but needing a go-to guy to take over close games in the final minutes.
6. Washington State (8-4)
If the pieces fall into place and rebounding holds up, the Cougars could make a title run.
7. Oregon (9-3)
Subtract Jabari Brown, Bruce Barron and add Devoe Joseph. Ducks are a work in progress.
8. UCLA (6-5)
What were we thinking? Bruins are getting better, but the were overhyped.
9. Colorado (7-4)
Buffaloes are flying under the radar. Could be a surprise team.
10. USC (5-8)
Not sure if defensive-minded Trojans realize the game is played on both ends of the court.
11. Arizona State (4-8)
Point guard woes will haunt the Sun Devils all season.
12. Utah (3-9)
An 0-18 finish is very likely. Only other time it happened was Oregon State in 2005-06.

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