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Pre-Season Pac-10 Football Media Poll
By: UCLA Athletics

Aug. 5, 1999

LOS ANGELES - Arizona has been picked to win the 1999 Pacific-10 Conference football title in a pre-season poll of West Coast media members that regularly cover the league. The Wildcats were an overwhelming selection in being picked to win the crown on 29 of 35 ballots. USC, UCLA and Arizona State each received two first-place votes. The Trojans narrowly edged the defending champion Bruins for second place in the poll. Arizona finished last season 12-1 with its only loss coming to UCLA. The Wildcats finished the season with seven straight wins, including a victory against Nebraska in the Culligan Holiday Bowl, and ended up ranked No. 4 in the final polls. It is the third time Arizona has been the pre-season pick to win the conference title. The Cats were previosuly tabbed in 1983 (finished fifth) and 1994 (tied for second). Arizona has won one Pac-10 football championships, sharing the title with USC and UCLA in 1993. The media poll has correctly selected the conference champion in 17 of 38 previous polls, including six of the last 10 years. Following are the results of the pre-season media poll (points 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, first-place votes in parentheses):

 1. Arizona (29)         343
 2. USC (2)              283
 3. UCLA (2)             281
 4. Arizona State (2)    242
 5. Oregon               192
 6. Washington           178
 7. California           166
 8. Stanford             107
 9. Oregon State          79
10. Washington State      54
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
W, 34 - 16
Saturday, Sep 12
Las Vegas, NV
W, 37 - 3
Saturday, Sep 19
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
W, 24 - 23
Saturday, Sep 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 56 - 30
Saturday, Oct 03
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
L, 23 - 38
Thursday, Oct 15 - 7:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Thursday, Oct 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Oct 31 - TBA PST
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 07 - TBA PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Nov 14 - TBA PST
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Nov 28 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Championship ...
Santa Clara, CA