Dana Altman teams have overachieved during his tenure at Oregon. The Ducks haven't finished lower than third in the Pac-12 over the last four seasons. At the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media Day Oregon was picked to finish fourth in the conference.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The top 3 in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pac12Hoops?src=hash">#Pac12Hoops</a> media poll: 1️⃣ <a href="https://twitter.com/APlayersProgram">@APlayersProgram</a> 2️⃣ <a href="https://twitter.com/CalMensBBall">@CalMensBBall</a> 3️⃣ <a href="https://twitter.com/Runnin_Utes">@runnin_utes</a> <a href="http://t.co/zcZoQ8xBUI">pic.twitter.com/zcZoQ8xBUI</a></p>— Pac-12 Networks (@Pac12Networks) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pac12Networks/status/654676833959436292">October 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Arizona received 18 of the 36 votes to win the conference while Cal received nine, Utah received seven and Oregon and UCLA each received one vote each. Oregon State was picked to finish sixth in the conference and Ernie Kent's Washington State team was chosen to be last in the conference.
Since the conference expanded to 12 teams in 2011, Arizona has won the conference twice, while UCLA and Washington have each won it once. The Ducks will begin exhibition games on November 3 against Northwest Christian and regular season will start on November 13 against Jackson State.