Arizona picked to win Pac-12 by media

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Arizona has been picked to win the Pac-12 conference by media members covering the conference.

The Wildcats received 21 first-place votes, followed by UCLA chosen to finish second and Colorado third with one first-place vote apiece. Arizona finished 27-8 last season and advanced to the NCAA tournament round of 16 before losing to Ohio State, and fifth-year coach Sean Miller has several experienced players returning this year.

The Pac-12 released its preseason media poll ahead of men's basketball media day Thursday at the conference's Pac-12 Networks television headquarters.

Rounding out the order were defending Pac-12 tournament champion Oregon at fourth followed by California, Stanford, Arizona State, Washington, Utah, Oregon State, Southern California and Washington State.