UCLA was picked to finished third in the Pac-12 South in the preseason media poll released Wednesday before the conference’s two-day media event in Hollywood and Highland.
The Bruins (4-8, 2-7 Pac-12 last year) finished fifth in the division in 2016. After USC picked up 49 first-place votes in the division, Utah, UCLA and Colorado all received one vote to win the Pac-12 South.
The 52 media members who voted in the poll tabbed USC as the favorite to win the conference. USC and Washington both received 49 first-place votes to win their divisions and the Trojans grabbed 28 votes to win the conference championship to UW’s 22.
(More to come from Pac-12 Media Days this morning. UCLA’s Jim Mora, Scott Quessenberry and Kenny Young will take the main stage at 10:30 a.m.)