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Pac-12 media declares Oregon a basketball school

The Pac-12 media predicts Oregon will repeat as conference champion. The Ducks received 23 of 27 possible first-place votes, with the remaining four going to Arizona.

The Washington State Cougars were predicted to finish last by a similarly wide margin. You can find my ballot here.

The media has correctly predicted the winner in 14 of 24 tries, and has never before picked the Ducks to win the conference. 

Here is the full poll:

2016-17 PAC-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESEASON MEDIA POLL
  Team (First Place Votes) Points
1. Oregon (23) 320
2. Arizona (4) 298
3. UCLA 259
4. California 209
5. Colorado 199
6. Washington 167
7. USC 163
8. Utah 142
9. Oregon State 122
10. Stanford 119
11. Arizona State 78
12. Washington State 30



Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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