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October 17, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Washington picked eighth in Pac-12 preseason poll

If the Washington men’s basketball team is going to compete for a Pac-12 regular-season championship and a NCAA tournament berth, the Huskies will need to exceed expectations.

Washington was picked to finish eighth in the 12-team conference in the league’s annual preseason media poll. It’s the lowest the Huskies have been picked since the 2003-04 season, coach Lorenzo Romar’s second year at UW.

That year Washington surprised many and finished second in the conference and advanced to the NCAA tourney.

Washington State was picked to finish last.

Arizona was picked as the overwhelming favorite to finish in the Pac-12. The Wildcats received 21 of 23 first-place votes.

UCLA, which was picked second, received a first-place vote as well as Colorado, which was picked third. The Bruins are the defending regular-season champions.

Oregon, which won the Pac-12 Tournament last season, was picked fourth followed by California, Stanford and Arizona State.

Utah was tabbed ninth followed by Oregon State and USC.

Team                        Pts.

1. Arizona (21)                 273

2. UCLA (1)                       212

3. Colorado (1)                211

4. Oregon                          196

5. California             194

6. Stanford                        166

7. Arizona State               159

8. Washington                  121

9. Utah                               68

10. Oregon State             67

11. USC                             63

12. Washington State    39

Comments | Topics: Pac-12 Media Day


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