SAN FRANCISCO -- Arizona was the narrow choice over UCLA to win the Pac-12 men's basketball championship in the annual media poll, announced Thursday.

Cal was picked third with Stanford fourth, according to voting by 36 media members who regularly cover the Pac-12.

Arizona collected 15 first-place votes, compared to 16 for UCLA, but outpointed the Bruins 403-402 to get the nod for the top spot.

Cal, which collected three first-place votes, was third with 325 points, with reigning NIT champion Stanford fourth at 296.

Defending Pac-12 champion Colorado was tabbed sixth in the poll, just behind Washington.

The Pac-12 media has correctly picked the conference winner 12 times over the past 20 years. Arizona has gone on to win the conference crown seven of the 11 times it was picked to win.

Results of the annual Pac-12 media poll with first place votes (in parenthesis) and total points:

1. Arizona (15) 403

2. UCLA (16) 402

3. Cal (3) 325

4. Stanford 296

5. Washington (2) 278

6. Colorado 262

7. Oregon 217

8. Oregon State 166

9. USC 163

10. Washington State 111

11. Arizona State 107

12. Utah 78