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WEST COAST REPORTERS AGREE: TROJANS ARE PAC-10 FAVORITE

Southern Cal, a preseason pick of Sports Illustrated to win the national championship this season, is an overwhelming choice of West Coast reporters to win the Pacific-10 Conference title.

The Trojans were picked to win the Pac-10 championship on 34 of 42 ballots to far outdistance runnerup UCLA, which received four first-place votes.Defending conference champion Oregon was not selected to repeat by any of the reporters polled at the annual Pac-10 media day on Tuesday and finished fourth overall in the poll.

Arizona received two first-place votes and Washington and California got one each.

Southern Cal finished with 406 points to 352 for UCLA; 292 for Washington; 290 for Oregon; 280 for Arizona; 225 for California; 134 for Oregon State; 129 for Washington State; 104 for Arizona State, and 98 for Stanford.