On the first day of every Pac-10 tournament, Oakland Tribune reporter Jeff Faraudo releases the results of his annual survey of writers who cover the league.
Today's version is especially interesting because it gives the writers' perspective on the local controversy of the week: the Pac-10 coaches picking Cal's Jerome Randle as player of the year.
It turns out that Randle was the writers' pick too -- by the margin of a single vote. But the runner-up wasn't UW's Quincy Pondexter, but rather Stanford's Landry Fields.
The writers also agreed with the coaches by picking Arizona State's Herb Sendek as coach of the year, and with Arizona's Derrick Williams as the top freshman.