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Arizona chosen as Pac-12 preseason favorite

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Arizona Wildcats mens basketball team has been chosen as the preseason favorite to win the Pac-12 title in a preseason media poll.

According to a news release from the conference, members of the media who cover the Pac-12 were nearly unanimous in the decision, with the Wildcats getting all but one of the 23 available first-place votes.

The Wildcats have been the preseason No. 1 in five of the past six seasons. 

Following Arizona in the top six positions of the poll were Southern California (one first-place vote), UCLA, Oregon, Stanford and Arizona State.

In the second half of the poll are Utah, Oregon State, Colorado, Washington, California and Washington State.

The Wildcats were last season's Pac-12 co-champion and Pac-12 Tournament champion team.

2017-18 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Preseason Media Poll

TEAM - POINTS

  1. Arizona - 273
  2. USC - 251
  3. UCLA - 223
  4. Oregon - 203
  5. Stanford - 182
  6. Arizona State - 146
  7. Utah - 129
  8. Oregon State - 125
  9. Colorado - 112
  10. Washington - 71
  11. California - 46
  12. Washington State - 33

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