Returning four starters from last season’s team that won the Pac-10 Tournament, it’s probably not a major surprise that the Huskies are the preseason favorite for the 2010-11 season.
Perhaps more significant for the development of the program under coach Lorenzo Romar is that this is the first time they’ve entered the season as the favorite.
Huskies Picked To Capture Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Title
Defending Pac-10 Tournament champion Washington, which returns four starters from its NCAA Sweet 16 squad, including All-Pac-10 junior guard Isaiah Thomas, gathered 33 first-place votes. While the Huskies last captured the regular season title during the 2008-09 season, this is the first time they have been picked as the preseason favorite.