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Stanford tops Pac-12 Preseason Polls; Preseason Media All-Conference Team announced

Published on November 17, 2020

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Preseason Media All-Conference Team

Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer is only five wins away from surpassing the legendary Pat Summitt as the winningest coach in women’s college basketball. And to start the season, her Cardinal squad tops the Pac-12’s preseason poll with votes from media and the league’s head coaches. Nationally, Stanford comes in No. 2 in the Associated Press Preseason Poll.

The Cardinal obtained 19-of-21 first-place votes in the media poll and 10 first-place selections in the coaches poll. Arizona came in second in the media poll and tied with Oregon for second in the coaches poll. The  Ducks came in third in the media poll.

The regular season tips off on Wednesday, November 25.  This season, the conference transitions to a 22-game, double-round robin schedule “in an effort to maintain the most control over scheduling and environment during the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to the league. Pac-12 play will span 12 weeks from Dec. 4, 2020, to March 1, 2021, with the 2021 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament scheduled for March 4-7 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Media Poll

Team (First Place Votes) Points
1. STANFORD (19) 248
2. ARIZONA (1) 225
3. OREGON 201
4. UCLA 200
5. OREGON STATE (1) 174
6. ARIZONA STATE 135
7. USC 130
8. UTAH 94
9. CALIFORNIA 76
10. COLORADO 75
11. WASHINGTON 53
12. WASHINGTON STATE 27

Coaches Poll

Team (First Place Votes) Points
1. STANFORD (10) 120
2. ARIZONA (2) 103
2. OREGON 103
4. UCLA 88
5. OREGON STATE 83
6. USC 69
7. ARIZONA STATE 61
8. UTAH 52
9. COLORADO 43
10. CALIFORNIA 31
11. WASHINGTON 24
12. WASHINGTON STATE 15

 

Preseason Media All-Conference Team

Name Yr. Pos. School
Erin Boley Sr. F Oregon
Kennedy Brown So. F Oregon State
Aleah Goodman Sr. G Oregon State
Lexie Hull Jr. G Stanford
Haley Jones So. G Stanford
Taylor Jones So. F Oregon State
Brynna Maxwell So. G Utah
Aari McDonald Sr. G Arizona
Michaela Onyenwere Sr. F UCLA
Charisma Osborne So. G UCLA
Alissa Pili So. F USC
Sedona Prince R-So. F Oregon
Cate Reese Jr. F Arizona
Sam Thomas Sr. F Arizona
Kiana Williams Sr. G Stanford

Honorable Mention (received votes from four-or-more members of the media)
Francesca Belibi (So., STAN), Taylor Chavez (Jr., ORE), Jazlen Green (So., CAL), Dru Gylten (Jr., UTAH), Mya Hollingshed (Sr., COLO), Taylor Mikesell (Jr., ORE), Endyia Rogers (So., USC), Jaz Shelley (So., ORE), Jaylyn Sherrod (So., COLO)


 

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