ASU men's basketball proejected in finish 2nd in Pac-10

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LOS ANGELES -- The UCLA Bruins are overwhelming favorites to win a fourth straight Pac-10 men's basketball title.

UCLA received all but one of 38 first-place votes in yesterday's media poll.

The Bruins wound up with 379 points to 325 for second-place Arizona State, which got the remaining first-place vote.

USC finished third with 292 points, followed by Arizona with 241 and Washington at fifth with 217.

UCLA became just the fourth school to reach the Final Four in three straight years last spring, but the NCAA's all-time leader with 11 men's basketball championships has gone without a title since 1995.

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