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Sun Devils picked high in Pac-10, USA Today polls

October 30, 2008

The Arizona State men's basketball team was picked to finished second in the Pacific-10 Conference today, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball. That is the highest the Sun Devils have ever placed in the conference's preseason poll.

The team is also ranked 15th in the preseason USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Top 25 poll, which was released today. It is just the second time ASU has been ranked in the preseason coaches' poll, with the other being 1991-92.

(First-place votes in parentheses)
1. UCLA (37) 379
2. Arizona State (1) 325
3. USC 292
4. Arizona 241
5. Washington 217
6. Washington State 188
7. Oregon 147
8. California 143
9. Stanford 115
10. Oregon State 40

Click here to see the preseason USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Top 25 poll