Thirty-one writers who regularly cover the Pac-10 participated in a survey on a variety of topics. Here's a list of many answers given to the questions. There are some pretty entertaining answers in there.
Cal fared well in writers' opinions:
Your choice for Pac-10 player of the year:
1. Jerome Randle, Cal 13 votes, 2. Landry Fields, Stanford 12, 3. Quincy Pondexter, Washington 6
Your five-man all-conference team: 1 tie. Landry Fields, Stanford 31, Quincy Pondexter, Washington 31, Jerome Randle, Cal 31, 4. Derrick Williams, Arizona 22, 5. Patrick Christopher, Cal 13,
The Pac-10's most entertaining player:
1. Jerome Randle, Cal 14, 2. Isaiah Thomas, Washington 6, 3. Venoy Overton, Washington 2
Also: Michael Dunigan, Oregon, Landry Fields, Stanford, Jorge Gutierrez, Cal, Quincy Pondexter, Washington, Tajuan Porter, Oregon, Klay Thompson, Washington St., Max Zhang, Cal, 1 each.
The Pac-10 coach of the year:
1. Herb Sendek, Arizona St. 18, 2. Mike Montgomery, Cal 8, 3. Kevin O'Neill, USC 3
A couple writers had a pretty good sense of humor.
If Oregon makes a change, your choice for the Ducks' next coach:
1. Mark Few 7, 2 tie. Steve Alford 2, Cameron Dollar 2, Scott Drew 2, Mike Dunlap 2, Bob Knight 2, Paul Westhead 2
Also: Randy Bennett, Todd Bozeman, Jamie Dixon, Tim Floyd, Steve Lavin, Mike Montgomery, Chris Mooney, Josh Pastner, Tony Rodham (Hillary's brother), Dave Rose, Reggie Theus.
Which Pac-10 player will be the best NBA player in five years?
1. Derrick Williams, Arizona 8, 2. Tyler Honeycutt, UCLA 7, 3. Klay Thompson, Washington St. 6
Also: Landry Fields, Stanford 3; Abdul Gaddy, Washington, Quincy Pondexter, Washington 2 each; Jayne Appel, Alex Stepheson, No one, 1 each.
After the jump we have more on the Pac-10 survey, the 2010 Big Game moves two weeks earlier, Monty talks Pac-10 tourney, Wilner looks ahead to the Pac-10 tourney, Braun congratulates Randle, and Gary Franklin Jr continues to shine.
- Citing a conflict with finals week, Stanford has moved the Big Game to Nov. 20th instead of Dec. 4th.
- Monty talked extensively about the Pac-10 tourney during yesterday's press conference. He's concerned about the desperation of other teams and the Bears' lack of depth during the three-games-in-three-nights race.
- Faraudo talks more about the Pac-10 Basketball Writers' Survey.
- Braun congratulated Randle for his Player of the Year award and Randle thanked him for bringing him to Cal. Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins defends Randle's selection as Player of the Year.
- Led by Gary Franklin Jr's 29 points, Mater Dei routed Buchanan 90-65 in a CIF Division I Regional game.
- Wilner looks ahead to the Pac-10 tournament and what its outcome means for Pac-10 NCAA berths.