Oct. 22, 2009
The California Golden Bears women's basketball team has been picked to finish second in the Pac-10 this season in the annual preseason Coaches' Poll released by the conference. It is the second straight season that Cal has been named the number two team in the preseason poll.
Cal finished in a tie for second place last season, amassing a 15-3 record in Pac-10 games. They were the No. 2 seed for the post-season Pac-10 tournament. Cal has won 15 in-conference games each of the last two seasons.
Stanford, the nine-time defending Pac-10 champion, was named the top team in the coaches' poll. The next three teams, Cal, Arizona State, and UCLA, were separated by just four points. Cal came in second with 67 points in the poll of the ten conference head coaches, followed by ASU (64) and UCLA (63).
Cal opens their season on Sunday, Nov. 15 when they host Idaho State at Haas Pavilion. They will have one preseason exhibition game this year on Tuesday, Nov. 3 when Vanguard comes to Haas. Tickets for the exhibition game will be free for all fans.
Season tickets are still available for the 2009-10 season. Reserved "chairback" seating is available in sections 1, 2, 3, 15, 16 and 17. General admission season tickets are also available. Both season ticket packages include many bonuses: Post season ticket priority - first chance at the 2010 NCAA 1st/2nd round tickets hosted by Cal; Pre-public access to single game tickets; 4 FREE general admission tickets to the Baylor game on Nov. 22; 4 FREE general admission tickets to the Stanford game on March 6th; Souvenir tickets.
There will still be FREE ADMISSION to all home games for all Cal Students with their Cal Student ID.
To purchase tickets, click here or call (800) GO BEARS.
2009-10 Pac-10 Preseason Coaches' Poll
Following are the results of the preseason coaches' poll; coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams (points 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, first-place votes are in parentheses).
Team (First Place) Points
1. Stanford (9) 81
2. California 67
3. Arizona State (1) 64
4. UCLA 63
5. USC 48
6. Washington State 33
7. Oregon State 29
8. Oregon 23
9. Arizona 22
10. Washington 20