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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — UCLA is an overwhelming favorite to win the Pac-12 after reaching the Final Four last season.

The Bruins received 32 votes from 34 media members who cover the league in the preseason poll released Wednesday.

Oregon received the other two first-place votes and was second, followed by Southern California, Arizona and Oregon State.

UCLA made a surprise run to the Final Four last spring after losing in the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament. Most of the key players from that team return, led by guard Johnny Juzang.

Oregon has won the past two Pac-12 regular-season titles and will have a new-look roster.

USC and Oregon State are both coming off Elite Eight runs in the NCAA Tournament.

2021-22 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Preseason Poll (as voted by the media)

1. UCLA (32)
2. OREGON (2)
3. USC
T4. ARIZONA
T4. OREGON STATE
6. COLORADO
7. ARIZONA STATE
8. WASHINGTON STATE
9. STANFORD
10. UTAH
11. WASHINGTON
12. CALIFORNIA

2021-22 Preseason All Pac-12 Teams

FIRST TEAM

NameYr.Pos.School
Warith AlatisheSr.FOregon State
Marcus BagleySo.FArizona State
Evan BatteySr.FColorado
Tyger CampbellJr.GUCLA
Jaime Jaquez Jr.Jr.G/FUCLA
Johnny JuzangJr.GUCLA
Bennedict MathurinSo.GArizona
Isaiah MobleyJr.FUSC
Will RichardsonSr.GOregon
Noah WilliamsJr.GWashington State

SECOND TEAM

NameYr.Pos.School
Boogie EllisJr.GUSC
Quincy GuerrierJr.FOregon
De'Vion HarmonJr.GOregon
Jarod LucasJr.GOregon State
Azuolas TubelisSo.FArizona

HONORABLE MENTION (received votes from eight-or-more members of the media): Efe Abogidi (So., WSU); Daejon Davis (Gr., WASH); Jaiden Delaire (Sr., STAN); Harrison Ingram (Fr., STAN); Jabari Walker (So., COLO); Peyton Watson (Fr., UCLA). 

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