Women's Basketball Team Picked Third In Pac-10 Coaches' Poll

Oct. 15, 2004

Walnut Creek, CA - The UCLA women's basketball team has been chosen by the league's coaches to place third in the Pac-10 Conference, its highest pre-season placement since 1999-2000, when the coaches voted the Bruins as the No. 1 Pac-10 team.

Defending co-champion Stanford has been selected as the favorite for the fifth-straight year with eight first-place votes and 79 points overall. Arizona, the other co-champion in 2003-04, totaled 72 points with one first-place vote. UCLA, which finished in a tie for third place last season, had the other first-place vote and 68 points overall. All three teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season.

Rounding out the Top 10 are Arizona State, Oregon, Washington, USC, California, Oregon State and Washington State.

The Bruins will kick off their season with an exhibition game against Love and Basketball on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2:00 pm. Official practices start this Saturday, Oct. 16.

2004-05 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES POLL
(first-place votes in parentheses)

1. Stanford (8) - 79
2. Arizona (1) - 72
3. UCLA (1) - 68
4. Arizona State - 50
5. Oregon - 46
6. Washington - 42
7. USC - 38
8. California - 24
9. Oregon State - 22
10. Washington State - 9


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Feb 05
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
L, 61 - 65
Sunday, Feb 07
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 73 - 39
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 61
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 63 - 59
Friday, Feb 19
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 77 - 72
Sunday, Feb 21
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 54 - 64
Friday, Feb 26
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 80 - 53
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 74 - 61
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Arizona
Seattle, WA
W, 72 - 51
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. California
Seattle, WA
W, 73 - 67 (OT)
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Oregon State
Seattle, WA
L, 57 - 69
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Hawai'i
Los Angeles, CA
W, 66 - 50
Monday, Mar 21
vs. South Florida
Los Angeles, CA
W, 72 - 67
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Texas
Bridgeport, CT
L, 64 - 72
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS