Yes we have a Pac-10 football post already. Read on for the media poll.
• Washington State was picked last, but it wasn't unanimous. With 32 voters, WSU received 35 points, so somebody or somebodies picked the Cougars to finish out of the cellar. USC received 28 first-place votes and led the poll – a seventh-consecutive year - with 316 points. Cal was second (three first-place votes) and UW ninth, which jives with our thoughts. The great middle? The writers have it: Oregon, with the other top vote, Oregon State, Arizona State, Stanford, UCLA and Arizona. The media has picked the winner nine consecutive years. Here's more.
• The rules meeting was quite quiet, as there are no big changes this year. Most of the emphasis is administrative, things like the chinstrap added to the facemask penalty. So not much to pass on. New commissioner Larry Scott was in attendance, sitting between Jeff Tedford and Mike Stoops.
• That's it for now. We'll be back after Paul Wulff talks. Until then …