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July 24, 2008 8:45 AM
Posted by Bob Condotta
The official Pac-10 media poll is out, and Washington is eighth while USC is again picked to win the conference.
Here's the poll.
1, USC (38 first-place votes), 389 total points
2, Arizona State, 330
3, Oregon, 295
4, Cal (1), 274
5, UCLA, 204
6, Oregon State, 192
7, Arizona, 185
8, Washintgton, 139
9, Stanford, 76
10, Washington State, 61
There were obviously 39 voters, and all but one picked USC to win it. The other picked USC second, hence USC getting 389 total points on a system awarding 10 points for a first-place vote, nine for second place, etc.
No real surprises, though some of you might wonder about UCLA being that high with a team facing as many questions as the Bruins. Otherwise, it's pretty much in line with a lot of the other pre-season polls out there.
Tyrone Willingham will be the first Pac-10 coach to hit the podium at 9:35 a.m. The Pac-10 is offering live streaming of the official sessions with the coaches and players. Details here.
I'm planning to monitor it and will pass along a report here.