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The Arizona State Sun Devils return one of the top players in the conference, but that's not enough to impress the Pac-12 media.

At the annual conference media day in San Francisco Thursday, head coach Herb Sendek's squad was picked to finish seventh in the Pac-12 behind in-state rival Arizona, UCLA, Colorado, Oregon, California and Stanford.

The Sun Devils are coming off a 22-win season in 2012-13 in which they advanced to the second round of the NIT Tournament, where they were bounced by eventual tournament champion Baylor.

The Devils return 2013 Pac-12 Co-Freshman of the Year Jahii Carson, who averaged 18.5 points per game as a freshman last season, along with 7-foot-2 center Jordan Bachynski, who set a new conference record for blocked shots with 120 last season.

ASU opens their 2012-13 campaign Friday, November 8 against UMBC at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe.

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Media Poll

PlaceTeam (1st place votes)Points
1.Arizona (21)273
2.UCLA (1)212
3.Colorado (1)211
7.Arizona State159
10.Oregon State67
12.Washington State39

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