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October 17, 2013
Cougs picked last in Pac-12 preseason poll
Arizona, led by junior guard Nick Johnson (11.5 ppg/3.6 rpg/3.2 apg), tallied 21 first-place votes and is the clear favorite of the media to claim the 2013-14 Pac-12 title. Defending regular-season champion UCLA, guided by sophomore guard Kyle Anderson (9.7 ppg/8.6 rpg), earned one first-place vote and edged out Colorado for the second spot by one point. The Buffs, who are led by All-Pac-12 guard Spencer Dinwiddie (15.3 ppg/3.2 rpg/3.0 apg), received the remaining first-place vote.
Reigning Pac-12 Tournament champion Oregon is slotted fourth in the poll, just two points ahead of California. Stanford edges Arizona State for sixth.
Washington grabs the eighth spot, followed by the trio of Utah, Oregon State and USC, while Washington State is picked 12th.
Media have correctly picked the Conference winner 12 times in 21 tries. Arizona has correctly been selected in seven of the previous 12 times it has been slated to capture the league crown.
The 2013-14 season gets under way for the Pac-12 with 10 games on Friday, Nov. 8. Seven of those contests are home games for the Pac-12 and will air on Pac-12 Networks.
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