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

<p>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.</p><separator></separator><p>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.</p><separator></separator><p>THE 2008-09 PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA POLL<br /> (First-place votes in parentheses)<br /> 1. UCLA (37) 379<br /> 2. Arizona State (1) 325<br /> 3. USC 292<br /> 4. Arizona 241<br /> 5. Washington 217<br /> 6. Washington State 188<br /> 7. Oregon 147<br /> 8. California 143<br /> 9. Stanford 115<br /> 10. Oregon State 40<br /></p><separator></separator><p><a href="… here to see the preseason USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Top 25 poll</a></p>