LOS ANGELES (AP) -California is picked to win the Pac-10 basketball title, marking the first time in more than 10 years that UCLA or Arizona wasn't the top choice.
The Golden Bears received 350 points and 25 first-place votes in polling by media who cover the conference. Washington earned 330 points and seven first-place votes for second.
UCLA was picked third, receiving 302 points and five first-place votes two years after the Bruins won their third consecutive title.
The poll results were announced at Pac-10 media day on Thursday.
California is ranked 13th and Washington 14th in the AP Top 25 preseason poll.
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