Oregon mens hoops
SAN FRANCISCO -- Oregon
was picked to finish seventh in the 2012-13 Pac-12 Conference preseason media
poll released prior to the start of Pac-12 Media Day.
Arizona was pegged to win
the conference, followed by UCLA and California. The Wildcats received 15
first-place votes and 403 points, barely edging the Bruins (16 first-place
votes, 402 points).
The Ducks have exceeded
preseason expectations the past two years under third-year head coach Dana Altman. Oregon was picked to finish fifth a
season ago and tied for second. In Altman's first season, UO placed seventh
after conference media predicted a 10th-place finish.
Media have correctly
picked the conference winner 12 times in 20 tries. The lowest ranked team to
ever win the title was Oregon in 2001-02, when the Ducks were chosen
The Ducks host
Southwestern Oklahoma State on Monday at 7 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena in their
second and final exhibition game. Oregon remains home to open the regular season
on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 4:30 p.m. against Northern Arizona in a game that will
be carried on Pac-12 Networks.
The 2012-13 Pac-12
Men's Basketball Media Poll
1. Arizona (15)
2. UCLA (16)
3. California (3)
5. Washington (2)
7. Oregon 217
8. Oregon State
9. USC 163
10. Washington State
11. Arizona State
12. Utah 78
First place votes in
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