Cal's breakthrough in 2013 gives the rest of the Pac-12 Conference's teams hope that they are closing the gap with perennial favorite Stanford.
Caught in a late-season slump, Washington hopes the home-court advantage at Seattle's KeyArena will help it turn things around in the Pac-12 tournament.
Stanford has reigned in the Pac-12 for a dozen years. Will this be the season it is knocked from the throne? Read on for our predictions for the league.