For the fourth consecutive year, the UCLA has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the Pac-12 men's title.
The Bruins, who
have won the last two Pac-12 championships, four out of the last five and eight in the conference's 13-year history, received all five possible first-place votes.
UCLA went 13-3-3 in 2012
and returns six starters -- including senior Reed Williams
, who earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors -- off of last year's squad that reached the NCAA Tournament
for the 30th consecutive year. Preseason Pac-12 Poll:
1. UCLA (5) 25 pts.
2. Washington (1) 19
3. Stanford 15
5. San Diego State 12
6. Oregon State 6