The results are in — Arizona was picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 South in the annual preseason media poll.
UCLA (South) and Stanford (North) were picked to win their respective divisions, with the Cardinal receiving the most votes to win the conference. It's the first time in the 56-year history of the poll that Stanford was picked to win.
The full poll is at the bottom of this post.
As for Arizona, the Wildcats were voted just ahead of Arizona State and Colorado, and behind UCLA, USC and Utah. Last year, the Wildcats were picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 — coming off a Pac-12 South title in 2014 — and wound up finishing in fifth place with a 3-6 conference record (7-6 overall).
UA coach Rich Rodriguez, receiver Nate Phillips and defensive lineman Sani Fuimaono will speak to the media Thursday morning.
Preseason poll (points in parentheses, voted on a 6-5-4-3-2-1 scale)
- Stanford (186)
- Washington (163)
- Oregon (132)
- Washington State (112)
- California (67)
- Oregon State (33)
- UCLA (180)
- USC (173)
- Utah (127)
- Arizona (87)
- Arizona State (85)
- Colorado (63)
Pac-12 Title Game Champion: Stanford (20 votes), USC (5), Washington (4), UCLA (3), Utah (1)