Stanford Basketball Tabbed To Finish 5th in the Pac-12

Stanford has been selected fifth in the Pac-12 Conference preseason poll voted on by the media, the league announced on Thursday.

Stanford totaled 182 points to place fifth in a vote of the media members that regularly cover the conference. Arizona (273 points) was selected to finish first, with USC (251 points) second, UCLA (223 points) third and Oregon (203 points) fourth.

The Cardinal is one of the most veteran teams in the nation with 493 total games played among its returning roster. Highlighting the four starters and 10 lettermen back for the 2017-18 season is the Pac-12's leading returning scorer (17.4 ppg) and rebounder (8.9 rpg) in First Team All-Pac-12 selection Reid Travis.

Stanford also returns senior starters Dorian Pickens (12.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg) and Michael Humphrey (9.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg), as well as junior Robert Cartwright (6.7 ppg, 3.5 apg).

2017-18 Pac-12 Preseason Media Poll
1 Arizona 273 (22)
2 USC 253 (1)
3 UCLA 223
4 Oregon 203
5 Stanford 182
6 Arizona State 146
7 Utah 129
8 Oregon State 125
9 Colorado 112
10 Washington 71
11 California 46
12 Washington State 33

Stanford opens the season against Cal Poly at home on Friday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. PT. It is a doubleheader with the Stanford football team, who will host Washington at Stanford Stadium at 7:30 p.m. PT.