Wildcats picked to win Pac-12 basketball race

2012-11-01T09:26:00Z 2012-11-01T09:41:03Z Wildcats picked to win Pac-12 basketball raceBy Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Arizona Wildcats were picked to win the Pac-12 Conference by the slimmest of margins over UCLA, in the conference's official media poll released this morning.

The Wildcats received one more point than the Bruins -- but one less first-place vote -- to finish on top.

Arizona has finished within one spot of the poll's predicted spot in each of coach Sean Miller's previous three seasons. UA was picked fourth in 2009-10 and finished in a fifth-place tie, it was picked second in 2010-11 and won the league, and the Wildcats were picked third and finished fourth last season.

The full results of the poll, voted on by media members who regularly cover the league, with total points and first-place votes in parentheses:

1. Arizona (15) 403

2. UCLA (16) 402

3. California (3) 325

4. Stanford 296

5. Washington (2) 278

6. Colorado 262

7. Oregon 217

8. Oregon State 166

9. USC 163

10. Washington State 111

11. Arizona State 107

12. Utah 78

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 7 1 0 0.875 19 2 0 0.905
Utah 6 2 0 0.750 16 4 0 0.800
Stanford 6 2 0 0.750 15 5 0 0.750
Oregon State 5 3 0 0.625 13 6 0 0.684
Colorado 4 4 0 0.500 11 8 0 0.579
Oregon 4 4 0 0.500 14 7 0 0.667
UCLA 4 4 0 0.500 12 9 0 0.571
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Washington State 3 5 0 0.375 9 11 0 0.450
Arizona State 3 5 0 0.375 12 10 0 0.545
California 2 6 0 0.250 12 9 0 0.571
USC 1 7 0 0.125 9 11 0 0.450

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Colorado at
USC
1/29 98-94
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 59-69
California at
Washington State
1/29 76-67
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
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