Pac-12 media has different take than Moos

Pac-12 media has different take than Moos

BILL MOOS HAS long said Mike Leach's third year is when he expects Washington State to become competitive in the chase for the Pac-12 crown. The Pac-12 media, however, said Wednesday in no uncertain terms that they do not agree.

Washington State was picked to finish fifth in the six-team Pac-12 North Division in the 2014 preseason poll of media members who regularly cover the league, it was announced at Pac-12 Media Day.

Oregon was first in the North, followed by Stanford, UW, OSU, Washington State and Cal.

Oregon was the pick to win the conference over UCLA by a vote of 24 to 13, who finished first in the poll in the South Division. One vote was cast each for both Stanford and USC to win the conference title game.

In the North polling, Oregon received 232 points (37 first-place votes) by the media, followed by Stanford (192, 2); Washington (142); Oregon State (125); Washington State (87) and Cal (41).

The media poll has correctly selected the Conference Champion in 28 of 53 previous polls, including 11 of the last 14. Recommended Stories

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