One of the treats of opening day of the Pac-10 Tournament is the coinciding story from Jeff Faraudo of the Oakland Tribune, which reveals the results of an annual poll he takes of writers covering Pac-10 teams.
I always enjoy taking the poll and then seeing where the other writers agreed or didn't.
This season, the poll is pretty much limited to basketball matters -- which isn't always the case. However, the Huskies didn't dominate this poll they way the did the Pac-10 awards that were voted on by coaches and announced Monday. (Blog post below.) At least to the extent that they picked Oregon State's Craig Robinson as coach of the year, split on whether Isaiah Thomas is the league's most exciting player, and think UCLA will go further in the NCAA tournament.
The writers also predict that Ernie Kent will survive a while at Oregon and that Gonzaga's Mark Few will take over at Arizona.